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Crowdsourced Database of Street-Level Imagery

Mapillary, the Swedish startup that wants to take on Google and others in mapping the world via a crowdsourced database of street-level imagery, has been acquired by Facebook, according to the company’s blog. Terms of the deal aren’t being disclosed. … Continue reading

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Pokemon GO May Support iPhone 12 Pro Lidar

Today a datamined app file for the latest version of Pokemon GO showed imagery of a near-future feature. With one image (and some code clues from the code) we can see that Pokemon GO may have, and likely will have, … 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 2018 Patently Apple posted two patent reports covering inventions from Google and LG. Google’s patent win covered using a … Continue reading

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Complete Anatomy will Use iPad Pro Lidar Sensor

Complete Anatomy, an iPad app from 3D4Medical, is designed to teach medical school students human anatomy with a virtual dissectible heart, real-time muscle movement mapping, nerve tracer, and microanatomy models to explore. From an article in Mac Rumors by Juli … Continue reading

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iPad Pro Models for 2020 Will Feature Lidar Sensor

Adding support to my claim that this will be the Lidar Decade and that lidar will become more well known by the general public than GPS, Apple announced yesterday that two iPad Pro models and some models of the iPhone … Continue reading

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PrimeSense 3D Scanning Invention Patent Updated

Apple filed a continuation patent in Europe on Thursday that covers a major update to a key PrimeSense 3D scanning and projection invention. PrimeSense, which Apple acquired in late 2013, originally filed this patent in February 2013. Apple was granted … 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 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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