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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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SharedStreets Provides Foundation for Smart Cities

SharedStreets supports a data standard for urban environments that recently received important support from Uber. Just when you think you are getting on top of the latest developments in the highway and street data projects around the world, such as … Continue reading

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Searching for the Right Lidar Sensor

It’s difficult to separate the hype from the innovation when it comes to automotive lidar, but that doesn’t mean we are not going to try to separate the two. Meanwhile Velodyne is taking the position that the problem in last … Continue reading

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