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Velodyne Introduces the Ultra Puck Real-time 3D LIDAR Sensor for the Automotive Market

MORGAN HILL, Calif.—Velodyne LiDAR introduced the ULTRA Puck VLP-32A, combining best-in-class performance with a small form factor and the high reliability that the automotive industry demands. The company made the announcement just ahead of the SAE 2016…

Vehicle Sensor Crowdsourcing to Transform the Digital Map Ecosystem in Preparation for the Driverless Era

ABI Research, the leader in transformative technology innovation market intelligence, finds that highly accurate, real-time maps are an essential next…

ION Autonomous Snowplow Competition 2016 Winners Announced

February 18, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Roads

Manassas Va., Feb. 17, 2016—The Institute of Navigation (ION) Satellite Division held its Sixth Annual Autonomous Snowplow Competition January 28-31,…

Into the Future with Robotaxi

November 25, 2015 - in Corporate, Transportation

Stefan Trommer knows what kind of person is more likely to drive an electric car, and he is also familiar with the reasons why many people are reluctant to switch to electric mobility. He found this out – together with colleagues – during Germany's largest…

Velodyne’s Popular VLP-16 3D LiDAR Puck Guides ESIGELEC Team to Win in First ARGOS Challenge Oil & Gas Robotics Competition

November 11, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Oil & Gas, Sensors

MORGAN HILL, Calif., Nov. 10, 2015—Isolated and potentially vulnerable, offshore oil drilling platforms would seem ideal destinations for next-generation robots. That’s precisely the inspiration behind the ARGOS Challenge, an international robotics competition…

Winners of the Fifth Annual ION Autonomous Snowplow Competition Announced

January 30, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Roads, Sensors

Manassas, Va., Jan. 30, 2015–The Institute of Navigation (ION) Satellite Division held its Fifth Annual Autonomous Snowplow Competition January 22-25, 2015 at Rice Park in downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota in conjunction with the 129th Saint Paul Winter Carnival.…

Gartner Says the Self-Driving Vehicle Will Be the First Pervasive, Personal Robots

October 26, 2014 - in Corporate, Transportation

STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 23, 2014—Self-driving and autonomous vehicles, in particular, are much closer to reality than most people and businesses realize, according to Gartner, Inc. Over the next six years, self-aware vehicles will emerge first that are increasingly…

Global Market Research on Self-Driving Vehicles and Driver Assistance Systems

July 10, 2014 - in Corporate, Transportation

Combinations of advanced driver assistance features that can enable semi-autonomous driving are now being brought to market for the first time. Increasing volumes and technology improvements mean that it is feasible to install the multiple sensors necessary…

Daimler Debuts Driverless Truck of the Future

July 7, 2014 - in Corporate, Sensors, Transportation

Mercedes-Benz presents the "Future Truck 2025" as the world's first autonomously driving truck. A truck drives along a motorway all by itself, at a speed of 80 km/h, communicating with its surroundings and ensuring more safety on the roads. It also saves its…

Google’s Self-Driving Cars and the Importance of the Map

This week, Google unveiled their driverless car without a steering wheel or brakes. The video below highlights both the vehicle and the driving experience that could very well revolutionize urban transportation. http://youtu.be/CqSDWoAhvLU While there has…