Thursday, August 22, 2019

Waymo Will Sell Its Short-Range Lidar, Challenging Industry Leader Velodyne

Photo: Waymo Advertisement Editor’s Picks Velodyne Unveils Monster Lidar With 128 Laser Beams "Stop, Thief!" Waymo Screams at Uber Waymo Shows Off Its Home-Grown Robocar Hardware Waymo said yesterday...

How 3D Sensing Enables Mobile Face Recognition

Advertisement Editor’s Picks Occipital Announces Availability of Structure Core 3D Sensor Optical RAM The popularity of the face recognition function in the latest high-end smartphones has brought the...

An Energy-Efficient GPS System to Uncover the Secret Lives of Flying Foxes

Photo: CSIRO Data61 Advertisement Editor’s Picks KooKoo, the GPS-Enabled Kitty Cosmonauts Prepare to Bring the 'Internet of Animals' Online Underwater GPS Inspired by Shrimp Eyes Our ancestors were dedicated...

Can Lidars Zap Camera Chips?

Illustration: iStockphoto Advertisement Editor’s Picks Velodyne Says It's Got a "Breakthrough" in Solid State Lidar Design Sweep Is a $250 LIDAR With Range of 40 Meters That...

RoadBotics’ AI Could Change the Way Cities Maintain Roads

Image: RoadBotics Roadbotics' software gives each road segment an aggregate score from Level 1 to Level 5 based on the quantity, extent, and...

Luminar and Volvo Show Off High-Res, Long-Range Lidar

Advertisement Editor’s Picks Velodyne Unveils Monster Lidar With 128 Laser Beams Toyota's Semi-Autonomous Car Will Keep You Safe 22-Year-Old Lidar Whiz Claims Breakthrough Luminar’s lidar is on display in a...

China’s Alibaba Puts Solid-State Lidar in a Delivery Truck

That's one small step for delivery bots, but a giant one for solid-state lidarChina’s Alibaba says that it has built the world’s first self-driving...

BMW Will Use Solid-State Lidar From Innoviz

It's the first publicly acknowledged deal between a major car company and a solid-state lidar firmImage: Innoviz Israel-based Innoviz has announced that it will supply solid-state...

Luminar’s Lidar Enters Mass Production

Unlike the lidars promised by most startups, Luminar's steers the laser beam with good, old-fashioned moving partsPhoto: Luminar Luminar, a lidar startup founded by a...

Printed Sensor Monitors Tire Tread in Real Time

A carbon nanotube sensor measures millimeter-scale changes in rubber thicknessPhoto: Kevin Seifert/Duke University A flexible, printed sensor that accurately measures tire wear in real time...

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NTSB Member Jennifer Homendy with Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal at a press event. NTSB photo by Peter Knudson National Transportation Safety Board Member Jennifer Homendy called...