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Elon Musk Claims the Teslas Will Become Urban Robo-Cars

Elon Musk is promising to provide a software update to all Tesla’s with a “full self-driving” suite for urban environs, he claims. The systems will still require full driver attention. Looks like he is going to play the safety statistics … Continue reading

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Waymo CTO is Working on The Difficult Edge Cases

Dmitri Dolgov, Waymo CTO is fighting the elements in his bid to bring autonomous cars to the world. The chief technology officer of Waymo, the Alphabet-owned firm born out of Google’s semi-secret X development lab, is at a point where … Continue reading

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Second Annual World Safety Summit – Time to Register

Velodyne Lidar is hosting the second annual World Safety Summit on Autonomous Technology at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA, October 2, 2019. The event is free, but we encourage you to RSVP by clicking here. In the spirit of … Continue reading

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European Union Drone Regulations Published

The new European Union drone regulations will enter into force in 20 days, but included in the regs is the fact that they do not go into effect for one year. A little confusing, but I guess the intent is … Continue reading

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Monitoring the Elderly in Their Homes Using Lidar

The overall idea of monitoring the elderly using lidar sensors to allow them to stay in their homes is a noble effort, but I have to question a number of the statements in this article. From an article in Autoblog. … Continue reading

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Which Types of Surveys Make Best Use of LiDAR?

In this guest blog, Dustin Price, Operations Manager at Landpoint provides his insights about which types of surveys can be accomplished with UAV lidar. In the survey field, LiDAR is best known for its use as a general site documentation … Continue reading

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Autonomy – What Does it Really Mean?

Last week we reported on comments by Elon Musk characterizing lidar as a “fool’s errand.” Since then researchers at Cornell reported that cameras may be all that are needed for autonomous driving and at the same time concern was raised … Continue reading

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Cape Drives FAA Approval of First COA with BVLOS

For some reason this major news item was not picked up by the UAS industry. This is a potential game changer and it says to me that if you can prove your case for BVLOS, as Cape did, that the … Continue reading

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UAS Lidar – Not a Simple Upgrade from Photogrammetry

It may seem like a fairly straightforward upgrade from UAS photogrammetry to UAS Lidar, but that is simply not the case. It’s really all about a higher level of systems integration and fail-safe, standard operating procedures that most firms are … Continue reading

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State Farm Granted Waivers for BVLOS and OPA

In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence State Farm Insurance in conjunction with Virginia Tech/MAAP obtained two impressive waivers. One for operations beyond visual line of sight and the other for flights over populated areas. State Farm was the first insurance … Continue reading

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