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Video: State DOTs Leading the Evolution of Drones

March 29, 2018 - in Sensors, Technology, Transportation, Video

In this Transportation TV News Special Report, Building Highways in the Sky: State DOTs Leading the Evolution of Drones learn about a March 2018 survey by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials that shows 35 of 44 responding…

Minneapolis’ Autonomous Infrastructure: Drones

February 1, 2018 - in Sensors, Technology, Video

Minnesota is tapping drones to improve safety inspections for its aging bridges.

Tide-Triggered Tremors Give Clues for Earthquake Prediction

July 25, 2016 - in Sensors, Technology

The triggering of small, deep earthquakes along California’s San Andreas Fault reveals depth-dependent frictional behavior that may provide insight…

RIEGL Laser Scanners Used in Forensics and Accident Reconstruction

July 21, 2016 - in Sensors, Technology

The use of the RIEGL terrestrial laser scanners, combined with RiSOLVE, is optimized for accident collision investigations. The state of the art hardware and software can be used to rapidly collect evidence at the scene of collisions, which helps to reduce…

Civil Maps Closes Seed Funding Round Led by Ford, Motus Ventures

ALBANY, Calif.—Civil Maps, provider of 3D mapping technology for fully autonomous vehicles, today announced it raised a $6.6 million seed funding round. The round was led by Motus Ventures and includes investment from Ford Motor Company, Wicklow Capital,…

To Save Water on Lawns, Throw Some Shade

July 14, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Sensors, Water

How much water does your lawn really need? A University of Utah study re-evaluated lawn watering recommendations by measuring water use by lawns in Los Angeles. The standard model of turfgrass water needs, they found, lacked precision in some common urban…

AmeyVTOL Transforms Asset Inspection Using Unique Drone Technology

A new joint venture between global asset management consultancy, Amey, and world leading drone technology experts, VTOL Technologies, will use precision, long-range drones to transform asset management inspections – making it safer, quicker and easier to…

Velodyne LiDAR Announces Partnership Agreement with Dibotics

July 12, 2016 - in Corporate, Sensors

MORGAN HILL, Calif., July 12, 2016— Aiming squarely at the emerging markets of drone mapping and mobile robotics, Velodyne LiDAR today announced a partnership agreement with Dibotics,  a Paris-based pioneer in GPS-denied and infrastructure-less navigation.…

Kestrel Introduces the 5200 Professional Environmental Meter

July 6, 2016 - in Construction, Products, Sensors

Boothwyn, PA, June 30, 2016 – Kestrel Weather Instruments, a Nielsen-Kellerman brand, has launched the Kestrel 5200 Professional Environmental Meter to the construction industry to provide weather and building performance readings critical to delivering…

Georgia DOT Marks 20 Years of Navigator 511 and the Transportation Management Center

ATLANTA - When Atlanta won the bid to host the 1996 Summer Olympic Games, Georgia Department of Transportation knew that it was vital to address traffic management for the two million visitors that would come to the region. Since the late 1980s, Georgia DOT…