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Look Out Uber and Lyft – Here comes Amazon

Amazon announced Friday that it will acquire Zoox, a self-driving startup founded in 2014 that has raised nearly $1 billion in funding and which aims to develop autonomous driving technology, including vehicles, for the purposes of providing a full-stack solution … Continue reading

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Deep Teaching Takes Humans Out of AV Training

How do you beat Tesla, Google, Uber and the entire multi-trillion dollar automotive industry with massive brands like Toyota, General Motors, and Volkswagen to a full self-driving car? Just maybe, by finding a way to train your AI systems that … Continue reading

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Google Driverless Car Project Founder Pleads Guilty

ANTHONY LEVANDOWSKI, the once-lauded engineer who co-founded Google’s self-driving car project and helped spark interest in autonomous vehicles, pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing a confidential Google document shortly before leaving the company. In the agreement, Levandowski agreed to a maximum … Continue reading

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Fifth Generation Autonomous Vehicle Technology

A little more than two and half years ago, Waymo engineers began working on a hardware sensor suite that would improve upon previous generations and have the capability to work on a variety of vehicles, from self-driving passenger cars to … Continue reading

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Will Cameras Win Out Over Lidar in AVs?

In the end will cameras be the sensor of choice for autonomous vehicles? Elon Musk certainly thinks so, but the 70+ lidar start-ups that are backed by billions in VC money don’t agree. Here’s one pretty strong, non-technical argument for … Continue reading

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WaveSense Uses GPR for Autonomous Vehicle Location

WaveSense uses ground penetrating radar – GPR to create a reference map of the subsurface conditions below the pavement of a highway. This can be accomplished because the return GPR signal creates a unique electromagnetic signature. From an article in … Continue reading

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Autonomous Lidar Vehicle Designer is Legally Blind

Nico Gentry has always loved cars. “I wanted so badly to get my permit and eventually my driver’s license,” the 25-year-old manufacturing engineer from Orlando, Florida, told me in a recent phone call. But a neurological disorder called nystagmus that … Continue reading

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Levandowski Criminally Charged – Theft of Trade Secrets

Lidar News provided a number of posts beginning in October 2017 involving Anthony Levandowski and his involvement in a Waymo vs. Uber patent lawsuit. The case was eventually settled in Waymo’s favor. The judge in  the case recommended that the … 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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Waymo Patent Claims Rejected by USPTO

Over the past 12 months the Waymo vs. Uber lawsuit has resulted in an agreement by Uber to re-design its lidar so as not to infringe on the key “936 Waymo patent,” as well as a payment of $245 million … Continue reading

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