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Automotive

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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Manufacturing & Prototyping

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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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Time of Flight vs. FMCW LiDAR Systems

An expert compares Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) LiDAR systems with Time of Flight tech.

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AR/AI

Artificial Intelligence in Cars — Inside the Brains

Learn the internal functioning of an AI processor that pulls from a variety of sensors, including radar, lidar, sonar, and cameras.

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Photonics/Optics

New Device Modulates Visible Light with the Smallest Footprint and Lowest Power Consumption

Columbia researchers are reducing both the size and the power consumption of a visible-spectrum phase modulator, from one millimeter to 10 microns.

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AR/AI

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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Power

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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RF & Microwave Electronics

Light Helps Autonomous Vehicles Better Scan for Nearby Fast-Moving Objects

Mechanical control and modulation of light on a silicon chip could enhance LiDAR.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Compact 3D LiDAR Imaging System

A silicon chip provides a low-cost solution to help machines see the world clearly.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Ultraviolet Detector

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

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Electronics & Computers

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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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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Imaging

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.

Technical Innovation
RF & Microwave Electronics

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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Electronics & Computers

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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Sensors/Data Acquisition

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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AR/AI

3D Motion Tracking System for Autonomous Technology

The system could one day replace LiDAR and cameras in automated manufacturing, biomedical imaging, and autonomous driving.

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Transportation

3D Holographic Head-Up Display Could Improve Road Safety

The LiDAR-based system could “see through” objects to warn of potential hazards without distracting the driver.

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AR/AI

Optical Phased Array Technology On-Chip at Near Infrared and Blue Wavelength

This compact beam steering technology has applications in autonomous navigation, AR, and neuroscience.

Technology Leaders
Photonics/Optics

Light Field Imaging Technology

Learn about light-field candidates like camera arrays, plenoptic cameras, active cameras with depth sensor, and the newly developed focal-stack camera.

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Transportation

Add LiDAR to ADAS for Pedestrian Safety

While ADAS has improved freeway and high-speed driving, the basic need for collision mitigation with pedestrians and bicyclists has mostly remained unaddressed.

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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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Imaging

Kodiak 3D LiDAR

This system provides low-cost, reliable 3D LiDAR images in nearly any lighting condition.

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Unmanned Systems

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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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Special Section: The Winners of the 2020 'Create the Future' Design Contest

Your 2020 winners include a bacteria-repelling wrap, an advanced prosthetic leg, flash graphene, and more.

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Semiconductors & ICs

Megapixel Photon-Counting Camera Technology

See what kinds of applications are possible when you can literally see light propagating through space.

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Test & Measurement

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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Connectivity

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...