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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 into patterns signaling when a major quake could be on the horizon, according to a paper released this week…

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…

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.…

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…

Development Underway on a Global Standard for Car-to-Cloud Data Exchange

June 30, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Sensors

BERLIN, June 29, 2016—HERE, the location cloud company, today announced a significant step forward in efforts to drive a global standard for vehicle-to-cloud data - a development which in turn brings the promise of automated vehicles closer to reality. Following…

TomTom and sensewhere Team Up to Bring Location Based Services Indoors

June 29, 2016 - in Corporate, Sensors, Surveying/Mapping

San Diego, CA, June 28, 2016 – TomTom (TOM2) today announced a technology collaboration with a leading provider of indoor positioning technology, sensewhere Limited. This collaboration will enable the two companies to conquer GPS black spots and bring location…