Audi to Work with Luminar on LiDAR

Audi has said that its subsidiary, Autonomous Intelligent Driving GmBH (AID) which has been set up to focus on development of self-driving technology will be teaming up with Luminar Technologies to work on LiDAR. Audi is hoping to have its very on autonomous vehicles on the road by 2021 and as its contribution to the partnership, Luminar will provide Audi […]

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MicroVision to Exhibit Interactive Display and Consumer LiDAR

MicroVision to Exhibit Interactive Display and Consumer LiDAR at CES 2019 REDMOND, Wash., Dec. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MicroVision, Inc. (NASDAQ: MVIS), a leader in innovative laser beam scanning technology for projection display and sensing, is pleased to announce it will unveil new products for Artificial Intelligence or AI-connected devices at CES 2019. The company will showcase its interactive […]

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Velodyne Lidar Discusses the Future of Self-Driving Cars

Velodyne Lidar Discusses the Future of Self-Driving Cars with Next-Generation Engineers SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Student Engineers Participating in 3-Year AutoDrive Challenge Are Working to Invent Autonomous Vehicle Future Educational initiatives, such as the AutoDrive Challenge, enable next-generation engineers to deepen their knowledge and gain hands-on experience with autonomous vehicle technology. The AutoDrive Challenge, organized by General Motors and SAE […]

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Happy Holidays from lidar news

Click here to see our holiday card 🙂 Many thanks to all of our customers, supporters and friends for a great 2018. We believe 2019 will be even better. For those of you celebrate it, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! Be safe and enjoy the time off. Gene, Sarah and Nathan Roe

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AEye Introduces Advanced Mobility Product for Autonomous Vehicle

AEye, a world leader in artificial perception systems and the developer of iDAR™, today announced the AE110, its most advanced product for the automotive mobility market. Built on the world’s most extensive solid-state LiDAR patent portfolio (with over 1000 claims filed), the AE110 features the industry’s only software-definable LiDAR, creating an open platform for perception innovation that lets software engineers […]

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Nikon Corporation Invests $25 Million in Velodyne Lidar

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (Velodyne), the inventor and leader of the lidar sensor industry for autonomous vehicles (AV), today announced Nikon Corporation (Nikon) as a new strategic investor with an investment of $25M. This is certainly a vote of confidence in Velodyne’s technology. The parties further announced they have begun discussions for a multifaceted business alliance. Nikon is […]

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Brett Murphy – Younger Geospatial Professional SPotlight Interview

The next Younger Geospatial Professional Spotlight Interview is with Brett Murphy who is passionate about the great outdoors and the surveying profession. The surveying profession grabbed my attention due to a confluence of factors. Academically I initially pursued aviation, earned a Private Pilot’s License, and then switched directions to GIS & remote sensing as part of a Geography degree. I […]

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3DReshaper 2018 MR1 – OFFICIAL RELEASE

3DRESHAPER 2018 MR1 – OFFICIAL RELEASE  – Because surveying profession quickly evolves, we do our best to offer you a software always more performing and tailored to your needs. This version update provides you with three new features and many improvements. We also know your business requires flexible workflows between the wide range of scanners on the market and other specialized […]

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LEDDARTECH SELECTS BLACKBERRY’S QNX OPERATING SYSTEM

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LEDDARTECH SELECTS BLACKBERRY’S QNX OPERATING SYSTEM FOR ITS AUTO AND MOBILITY LIDAR PLATFORM The QNX OS for Safety runs the software at the core of LeddarTech’s innovative automotive LiDAR development platform that enables the design of differentiated LiDAR solutions tailored to specific autonomous driving applications. QUEBEC CITY, Dec. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LeddarTech, an industry leader providing the most versatile, scalable Auto […]

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Energy Drone Coalition Releases Inaugural Survey Results

Energy Drone Coalition Releases Inaugural “Drones in the Energy Industry” Benchmark Survey Results This first study precisely details how drones in the energy industry are a powerful tool with massive room for growth still ahead.  Houston, Texas, December 17, 2018 â€“ The Energy Drone Coalition, powered by InnovateEnergy, and DRONEII.COM are pleased to announce the release of their joint report, â€śDrones in the Energy Industry.”  This […]

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BASF Automotive Solutions is Developing Paints that Reflect Lidar

BASF Automotive Solutions is working  on improving lidar detection with near infrared reflective dark automotive paint colors. Lidar is one of the most critical technologies currently available in the drive to develop autonomous cars. Dozens of companies, possibly even more, are racing to improve upon existing lidar so that it’s better able to detect vehicles and pedestrians. What if, instead […]

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GEO Business Opens Registration for 2019 event

GEO Business, geospatial exhibition and conference, has announced that registration is now open! With more exhibition space than ever before, GEO Business 2019 is on track to be another record breaking event. An unprecedented number of exhibitors rebooked their stands and new exhibitors are still jumping at the chance to be a part of what is shaping up to be […]

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President at Skyward Makes Drone Predictions for 2019

Mariah Scott, President at Skyward, a Verizon company is leading a team that is focused on helping enterprises realize the enormous potential of drones. Building on its strategy to drive innovation and adoption for IoT (Internet of Things) services in high-growth markets, Verizon purchased Skyward, a private company based in Portland, Oregon in 2017. Skyward brings drone operations management to the Verizon […]

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NAVVIS RAISES $35.5M TO ACCELERATE GLOBAL EXPANSION

NAVVIS RAISES $35.5M TO ACCELERATE GLOBAL EXPANSION AND MEET RISING ENTERPRISE DEMAND FOR DIGITAL TWIN TECHNOLOGY The indoor spatial intelligence platform hundreds of top manufacturing enterprises use to digitize their industrial facilities is set to accelerate growth as the demand for digital twin solutions intensifies SUMMARY NavVis, the leading global provider of indoor spatial intelligence solutions for enterprises, today announced […]

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COMMERCIAL UAV EXPO EUROPE CONFERENCE 2019

AMSTERDAM THE NETHERLANDS, 11 December 2018– Organizers of the third annual Commercial UAV Expo Europe have announced  the 2019 Conference Programme and initial list of confirmed presenters and panelists. Commercial UAV Expo Europe takes place 8-10 April in Amsterdam, with pre-conference programming and workshops on Monday 8 April followed by conference programming and exhibits on Tuesday 9 April and Wednesday 10 April. […]

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Blue Marble Releases Geographic Calculator 2019

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BLUE MARBLE RELEASES GEOGRAPHIC CALCULATOR 2019 WITH UPDATED GEODETIC DATASOURCE AND NUMEROUS WORKFLOW IMPROVEMENTS Hallowell, Maine – December 9, 2018 – Blue Marble Geographics (bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the 2019 release of Geographic Calculator. Over its twenty-five year history, this powerful geodetic software has set the standard for accurate coordinate and datum management and has […]

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ENergy drone and robotics Summit Registration is Open

Registration is officially OPEN for the 2019 Energy Drone and Robotics Summit, taking place June 12-13 at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott in The Woodlands, TX. This is the largest event in the world focused on Industrial UAVs, Robotics & AI Technology for Energy & Engineering. The Energy Drone & Robotics Summit is a forum dedicated to launching, growing and scaling enterprise UAV/Robotics […]

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Unmanned Autonomous Systems Division Web Meeting

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The Unmanned-Autonomous-Systems-Division (UASD) serves the ASPRS members as a resource for mapping standards and industry insights. The UASD includes unmanned autonomous systems (broadly defined, including robotics) and related technologies, including platforms, sensors, communications, algorithms, and derived information, among others. Calling all UAS and Photogrammetry Gurus! The UAS Division (UASD) and Photogrammetric Applications Division are hosting a web meeting on Thursday, […]

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Deep Learning-Based Framework for Feature Extraction

This paper by Wen et al., presents a deep learning-based framework for road marking extraction, classification and completion from three-dimensional (3D) mobile laser scanning (MLS) point clouds. Road markings play a critical role in road traffic safety and are one of the most important elements for guiding autonomous vehicles (AVs). High-Definition (HD) maps with accurate road marking information are very […]

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senseFly Widens Commercial Strategy and Announces New Leadership

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senseFly widens commercial strategy and announces new leadership structure to build on eBee X’s success The fixed-wing drone leader heads into 2019 with a more independent approach—its two co-leaders looking to build on the eBee X drone’s success by leveraging a wider array of strategic partnerships Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland, December 6, 2018—senseFly, the industry’s leading provider of professional fixed-wing drone solutions […]

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AeroVironment Quantix To Aid National Park Recovery Efforts – California Fire

AeroVironment Quantix Drone and Decision Support System To Aid National Park Service Recovery Efforts From Southern California Woolsey Fire   SIMI VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 4, 2018 –  AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems for both defense and commercial applications, today announced it is supporting the National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring Program to assess the environmental […]

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RIEGL to Exhibit and Present at IAFSM 2018! – Texas

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RIEGL will be exhibiting and presenting at IAFSM 2018! IAFSM (International Association of Forensic & Security Metrology) 2018 will take place from December 10-14, 2018 at the Hilton Hotel Downtown Fort Worth in Fort Worth, Texas. RIEGL will be exhibiting at Table 8 during the conference. Meet with our team of RIEGL experts during this conference to learn about the latest developments […]

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