Lidar Surveying is Gradually Being Democratized

Photo of UAV used for lidar surveying

Simon Ritchie, based in London is tracking the democratisation of Lidar Surveying, but his research shows that the pace is still slow, despite the emergence of the price crushing, autonomous vehicle market. Introduction Lidar has been used for land surveying for fifty years or more.  In days gone by the scanners were heavy and had to be carried by a […]

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Research Fab Microelectronics Develops LiDAR Solutions

Photo of Research Fab Microelectronics Facility

The Research Fab Microelectronics (FMD) in Berlin, Germany is the single access point for customers to a broad variety of technological competencies in the field of LiDAR solutions. This significant investment by Fraunhofer Microelectronics in cooperation with the Leibniz Institutes FBH and IHP, is all about being positioned for the future in autonomous vehicle, industrial lidar fabrication and much more. Christoph […]

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LeddarTech Expands its Engineering Expertise and Accelerates…

LeddarTech accelerates the development of its automotive LiDAR development platform, through organizational enhancements and the investment in two new engineering facilities in Toronto, Canada, and in Linz, Austria. QUEBEC CITY, Oct. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LeddarTech, which develops a high-performance, cost-efficient solid-state LiDAR development platform for the automotive industry, is pleased to announce that it has greatly increased its […]

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LeddarTech Delivers First LCA2 LiDAR Chips to Automotive Partners

Samples and evaluation kits of industry’s first 3D SSL system-on-chip ships to first partners for autonomous driving applications QUEBEC CITY, August 9th, 2018 – LeddarTech has delivered the first A-samples of its LeddarCore LCA2 system-on-chip (SoC) to select automotive partners, which will be publicly disclosed at a later date this year. The LCA2 is the autonomous vehicle industry’s first 3D […]

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Sanborn3D HD Maps for Autonomous Driving: Santa Clara

Project Major auto manufacturers have already released, or are soon to release self-driving cars, and for the vehicles to operate safely, purpose-built, accurate, and highly detailed map-based data sets are essential. To fill this need, Sanborn’s Advanced Technology Group used its proprietary HD Mapping technology to develop standardized, high-precision 3D base maps of the Silicon Valley area, and surrounding locations, […]

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Automated Feature Extraction Goes Mainstream

Background Civil Maps is an artificial intelligence (AI) start-up based in Silicon Valley.  Over the past couple of years, they have developed industry leading technologies for the autonomous vehicle industry.  Their key technologies include automated registration of LiDAR point clouds without the need for ground control points, automated feature extraction to rapidly produce large area maps, and Scout, their low-cost […]

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