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Velodyne Announces Order From Ford Motor Company for its Next-Gen Solid-State LiDAR Sensor

January 6, 2016 - in Corporate, Sensors, Transportation

MORGAN HILL, Calif., Jan. 5, 2016—Velodyne announced today that it has received a purchase order from Ford Motor Company for its next-generation advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) LiDAR sensor. Velodyne’s new Solid-State Hybrid Ultra Puck™ Auto…

World’s Worst Potholes Inspire Unique Test Track

June 19, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Roads

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, June 19, 2015—For anyone who has experienced that heart-sinking jolt when an innocent-looking puddle turns out to be a pothole,…

Sensors for Self-driving Cars Get Smaller

January 23, 2014 - in Sensors, Transportation

When the auto industry begins selling autonomous, self-driving cars, don't expect them to look like the test vehicles out on the road today. There won't…

Ford Marketing Exec Opens Up About GPS Tracking

January 13, 2014 - in Transportation

Jim Farley, the global vp of marketing and sales at Ford spoke at CES on a consumer privacy panel, and disclosed that, "We know everyone who breaks the law, we know when you're doing it. We have GPS in your car, so we know what you're doing." Farley subsequently…

Ford Maps Assembly Plant Using Siemens Software

December 12, 2013 - in Facility Management, Projects, Simulation

Ford Motor Co. and Siemens have partnered to launch a new pilot program that allows the automaker to virtually navigate through an assembly plant. The new application, called €œIntoSite€ is a cloud-based web application developed using Google Earth that…

Ford Research Selects Nokia Location Platform for Innovation Project

June 26, 2012 - in Projects, Transportation

Nokia today announced that Ford's research organization will use the Nokia Location Platform to advance innovation for smart and connected vehicles, as demonstrated by the Ford EVOS concept car. Ford selected the Nokia Location Platform to leverage Nokia's…

Bill Ford Sees Cars as Nodes in a Giant Network

June 21, 2012 - in Transportation

Ford Motors chairman Bill Ford envisions a future where each vehicle is a node in a giant network. Ford envisions a proliferation of sensors within the vehicle itself and an open-source approach to software and hardware that allows third parties to use data…