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Electronics & Computers

Q&A: Owl AI Making Better ADAS Systems with Help from Drones

Owl AI has steadily been improving the SWaP-C (Size, Weight, Power and Cost) of the electronics in its thermal camera sensors while also improving capability. The company’s...

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Photonics/Optics

CES 2024: Aeva Launches 4D Lidar for SAE Level 4 Trucks

Daimler Truck announced that Aeva will supply its latest Atlas 4D lidar for the Freightliner Cascadia truck platform and collaborate with Torc Robotics to integrate the technology....

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Manned Systems

Nodar's GridDetect: Look, Ma, No Lidar!

The streets of Munich look different when seen through a Nodar point cloud created by a set of stereo cameras. Nodar’s Hammerhead technology uses two standard, automotive-grade CMOS cameras...

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Articles
Software

Simulation Developer RFpro Mimics Vehicle Sensors

U.K.-based simulation systems developer rFpro recently launched its new ‘ray-tracing’ simulation rendering technology, designed to replicate the way that vehicle sensors “see”...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Making Sense of Next-Gen ADAS Sensing

“I don’t expect [SAE] Level 3-capable vehicles to ship in significant numbers until 2030,” asserted Rudy Burger, of Woodside Capital Partners, during May’s AutoSens 2023 conference in...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Honda to Reveal Autonomous Work Vehicle at CONEXPO

Honda will be revealing the prototype of its third-generation electric Autonomous Work Vehicle (AWV) at CONEXPO 2023 in Las Vegas. Accord to the company’s press release, Honda aims to...

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Technology Report
Photonics/Optics

Lumotive’s New LCM Underpins Next-Gen Lidar

“The future happened yesterday” is an appropriate description of the rapid pace of development in automated-driving technology. The expression may be most accurate in sensor tech where,...

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Articles
Unmanned Systems

AV Life After Argo AI

The recent shuttering of Argo AI, one of the autonomous-vehicle industry’s leading tech companies, by Ford and Volkswagen might come as a surprise to commuters in San Francisco and in Phoenix, Arizona. Those who...

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News
Software

Veoneer Shows Its Latest Safety and AV Tech

Veoneer CEO Jacob Svanberg gazes at a large flat-screen display from a demonstrator van’s second-row seat. The screen shows hundreds of colored dots, including a dozen purple pixels...

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News
Unmanned Systems

Single-chip digital imaging radar heads for 2022 production

The Jeep Grand Cherokee fitted with new single-chip digital imaging radar technology is cruising a residential street in metro Detroit in February. Recent heavy snowfall has...

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Articles
RF & Microwave Electronics

Expanding ADAS Roles for Radar and Cameras

Cameras and radar have become so widely used in advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) that it’d be easy to label them as commodities. The well-known technologies, in use in the automotive...

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News
Photonics/Optics

Valeo Debuts New Lidars, EV Tech at CES 2022

The breadth of Valeo’s news announcements during CES 2022 effectively showcased just how much the show has turned into an automotive tech event. From autonomous driving technologies to...

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Articles
Unmanned Systems

New Lidar Tech Illuminates CES 2022

While marquee automakers and suppliers ditched CES 2022 due to a COVID surge, more than a dozen lidar suppliers unveiled their latest products and innovations during the show. Here’s a highlight of...

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Application Briefs
RF & Microwave Electronics

Ultraviolet Detector

Teledyne e2v has been contracted by the European Space Agency (ESA) to enhance its previously supplied CCD69 detector.

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Articles
Connectivity

GM Announces Door-To-Door Ultra Cruise ADAS

GM has announced the next generation of its hands-free Super Cruise advanced driver-assist system (ADAS), upping the label to “Ultra Cruise.” GM claims the Ultra Cruise system, expected to...

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Articles
RF & Microwave Electronics

Opsys Tech Demos Cost-Effective Solid-State Lidar-Module Prototypes

Few argue that autonomous vehicles (AVs) will need lidar to safely reach higher levels of automation. Radar is well-understood, low-cost and low-power, but lacks the...

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Briefs
RF & Microwave Electronics

Coastal Lidar and Radar Imaging System (CLARIS) Lidar Data Report

The Army analyzed shoreline change, dune volume, beach volume, beach slope, and cumulative elevation change along the northern Outer Banks of North Carolina.

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Technical Innovation
Electronics & Computers

Vermeer Concept Targets Autonomous Baling

Vermeer Corp. is expanding the off-highway industry’s push to remove drivers, bringing autonomous operations to the arduous task of retrieving baled hay with a concept vehicle that carries up...

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News
Automotive

Designing and Assessing Vehicle Safety Functions with a Use Case Approach

The required capabilities of a vehicle’s systems and components will vary depending on the scenarios and use cases in which they are expected to safely operate....

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Articles
AR/AI

The ‘Buzz’ in Driverless Shuttling

Promising the future “digital driver will be even safer than the human driver,” Christian Senger, divisional director at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV), announced in mid-May that his...

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Articles
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Flash! Lidar’s Next Generation Arrives

Electronics engineers may best know what typically happens in an emerging, rapidly moving technology space. First, innovation: Start-ups bring new solutions amid rounds of funding. Next is the...

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Articles
Software

Velodyne Preps for Volume Lidar

Prior to 2020 there were allegedly 80 to 100 “lidar companies” in the world, depending on who in Silicon Valley was compiling the list. Such was the over-inflated bubble of autonomous mobility prior...

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Articles
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Ultrasonics to Keep Lidar Clean

Mobility engineers often note that autonomous vehicles are only as good as their sensors and the algorithms within. But the reliability and driving precision of an AV involves an equally important factor:...

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Briefs
RF & Microwave Electronics

Collection, Processing, and Accuracy of Mobile Terrestrial LiDAR Survey Data in the Coastal Environment

Using terrestrial LiDAR scanners coupled with a GPS/inertial navigation system to collect elevation data along the coast can help assess the accuracy of the data.

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News
RF & Microwave Electronics

Special Delivery – by ‘Bot

When road users and pedestrians in downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan, first view the REV-1 in action, they see a funky little electric three-wheeler quietly navigating the city’s streets on its own. Observers...

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News
AR/AI

New Roles for Lidar in Autonomy’s Lower Levels

Laser-based li ght d etection a nd r anging (lidar) sensors were only recently thought to be applicable within the realm of fully automated vehicles (AVs). The spinning lidar...

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News
Unmanned Systems

Ford Releasing Comprehensive Dataset to Promote Autonomous R&D

Ford is releasing a comprehensive autonomous vehicle (AV) dataset to the academic and research community to help spur innovation in the field. The package includes data from...

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Articles
RF & Microwave Electronics

Metamoto Goes Deep on AV Simulation

Autonomous-vehicle (AV) development companies frequently boast about the millions of miles their test vehicles travel in real-world testing. The claims reflect a long-held, more-is-better mentality...

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Articles
RF & Microwave Electronics

Mapping Canada — Centimeter by Centimeter

Fully-automated vehicles will only be as smart as the datasets they use to determine their driving pathways. Jakarto Cartographie 3D, a young company based in Montreal, is working on...

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