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MAPPS 2018 Summer Meeting Recap

The 2018 MAPPS Annual Summer Meeting recently ended with an engaging panel discussion and a “call to action” for members to continue their involvement in the legislative process. Members must remain diligent by actively participating in events that promote and … Continue reading

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Transportation and GIS – The Debate Continues

This was one of the key side discussions on the final day of the very successful TRB AFB80 summer meeting. The expected increase in autonomous and connected (the vehicle is connected to the infrastructure via dedicated radio signal) vehicle use, … Continue reading

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Auto Driving in Snow

I don’t think it’s necessary to go to northern Finland to find a snow covered road and a snow storm, but it’s a lot more of a realistic stress test than driving around Silicon Valley. So that’s what the researchers … Continue reading

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Apple Research Revealed

In what makes one wonder the intent behind this move, two Apple scientists have published a paper revealing their research into improving real time object recognition. One of them is an AI researcher and the other specializes in machine learning. … Continue reading

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Levels of Driving Automation

Unlike many technical markets, such as the lidar and laser scanning  industry there is good news when it comes to a standard for describing levels of driving automation. The consumer markets have learned that developing and agreeing on standards, especially … Continue reading

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Feature Extraction Webinar

Certainty 3D is hosting a free webinar on Wednesday October 25 from 11 to 11:30 EDT. The focus will be on the upcoming release of TopoDOT 10.6. Features include vertical and encroachment clearance tools as well as the official release … Continue reading

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360 Degree Solid State Lidar

There’s another new player in the autonomous vehicle market and they have an  impressive sounding sensor technology. AEye is the first to announce a commercial solid state lidar system capable of 360° coverage and real-time software configurability – key milestones … Continue reading

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Scanse Update

The Scanse laser scanner kit has been shipping for a few months now. This video demonstrates the fundamental of capturing 3D scans using the Sweep 3D scanner kit. It also gives a basic tutorial on saving and editing data on … Continue reading

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USIBD Software Survey Reminder

Time is running out for you to provide your response to the online USIBD software survey. The survey will close Wednesday September 13 at 5 PM PDT. Click here to take the survey.

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Lidar Technology Bubble?

In this past week alone Israeli startup Innoviz Technologies closed a $65 million funding round with backing from Delphi and Magna, two of the world’s top auto-parts makers and Canada’s LeddarTech raised even more, announcing $101 million in new funds … Continue reading

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