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Apple Titan – Self-Driving Car Technology is Looking at Lidar

It appears that Apple is pursuing the the self-driving car market with either the goal of building an entire vehicle or the autonomous vehicle stack. The latter would be a very interesting business model. From an article on CNBC. Apple … Continue reading

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Augmented Reality Requires Powerful 3D Camera

A report from Bloomberg indicates that Apple is planning to launch iPhones in 2020 with a more powerful 3-D camera to support the company’s push into augmented reality, according to people familiar with the plans. The rear-facing, longer-range 3-D camera … Continue reading

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Apple is Switching from Laser Dots to ToF Camera in 2019?

Rumor has it that Apple is switching cameras from the TrueDepth that projects laser dots to a time-of-flight (ToF) 3D scanning sensor from Sony that is less expensive. Apple stock took a major hit yesterday as they announced they would … Continue reading

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VCSELS Could be Next Generation of Lidar

VCSELS – Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers are being used by Apple for Face ID and more, like gesture recognition. This past December Patently Apple posted two patent reports covering inventions from Google and LG. Google’s patent win covered using a depth … Continue reading

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FMCW – Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave Lidar

It certainly sounds more complicated than Time of Flight (ToF), but Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) lidar has a number of important advantages over ToF, like being able to measure the velocity of objects in a scene and having the … Continue reading

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Apple Granted Lidar Patents

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 43 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In particular there were two iDevice camera inventions. The first covers 3D photography using advanced LIDAR technology for iDevices, the same … Continue reading

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The iCar?

This report says there is concrete evidence that Apple is planning to design and build a driverless car, or at the very least provide software to other manufacturers. The UK’s Guardian newspaper has published correspondence between Apple engineer Frank Fearon … Continue reading

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Apple Street Mapping

With that many parked cars it would seem to be a data processing nightmare. Continue reading

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Apple Granted Laser Scanning Patent

Is there any doubt where this is going? Continue reading

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