Velodyne & NVIDIA Partner in Austin, Better Watch Out for Intel

Velodyne is bringing its Intelligent Infrastructure Solution to Austin, where NVIDIA is launching the Metropolis program, a Smart City partnership. Velodyne’s LiDAR and AI software will be running on the edge on NVIDIA’s Jetson AGX Xavier…

NoTraffic Raises $17.5m With One Patent. Is There an Alternative Investment?

NoTraffic, an AI-based traffic management platform, has just raised $17.5 million in a Series A that it will use to support its rapid deployments into dozens of U.S. cities during the second half of this year and, hopefully, into European…

UK Unicorn Bringing Space-based Quantum Key Distribution Soon

UK startup Arqit plans to start distributing quantum encryption keys across the globe using satellites by 2023. Satellite delivery of quantum encryption keys overcomes the problem of terrestrial fiber optic transmission. Fiber optic…

Looking For A Growing Market? Look No Further Than Your City’s Trash Can

The European smart waste sensor market is expected to grow 29.8% annually through 2025. For the rest of the world it’s 36.5%. Smart waste sensors are sufficiently evolved to allow cities to affordably install them and provide better,…

Who’s Investing In Digital Twinning? Pretty Much Everybody And Their NPE

Digital twinning, a real-time simulation that relies on IoT for data, is maturing as the next mega-industry.  Digital twinning is another child of “Big Data” because it is enabled by the massive amounts of realtime data that IoT can…

HERE Global and Bentley Systems Partner to Digitally Twin your Smart City

HERE Technologies, which has been investing heavily in smart city data collection, needed a way to display all that data to DOT personnel so they can better plan and use their infrastructure. Bentley Systems has been developing graphical…

Pentagon says UAP videos are real – here’s how to spot more of them

The DoD has confirmed that videos and still images of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) released in April 2020 are real. The videos can be found here:  https://www.navair.navy.mil/foia/documents (FLIR.mp4, GOFAST.wmv, GIMBAL.wmv). Can…

Why did Giant Airbus Partner with Tiny Luminar? (Hint…patents)

Luminar is branching upwards, partnering with Airbus to bring LiDaR to autonomous aircraft.  Airbus also has been developing LiDaR, as shown by its 12 issued patents.  So, why does it need Luminar?…

Pipistrel And Its 1 Patent Forced To Partner With Honeywell (Which Has Hundreds)

Honeywell is providing its next-generation Attitude Heading Reference System and Air Data Module to Pipistrel, the cargo UAV manufacturer. Pipistrel will add this critical navigation and motion-sensing data to its Nuuva V300 cargo UAV,…

Velodyne and Ansys Collaborate to Solve A/V Edge Cases

If you’re following Autonomous Driving, you probably already know that Velodyne and Ansys are collaborating to integrate vehicle LiDaR into a driving simulator. This will allow engineers to rapidly model the numerous edge cases that are…

Robotic Trucks Using Peripheral Vision. See For Yourself

Kodiak Robotics Inc is adding Hesai Technology Co’s LIDAR to its autonomous trucks for peripheral vision. The trucks will keep their one forward-facing Luminar LIDAR and add Hesai LIDAR on each side of the truck. Although a Silicon Valley…

Apple Is Late To The Brain:Computer Interface Party – Stay Tuned

Brain:Computer Interfaces (BCIs) have tremendous potential. Like all technologies, a consumer product will really rocket its development. That’s where Samsung, Sony, Panasonic and the other major consumer electronics companies are. But…

Mobileye, Transdev and Lohr Group to Shuttle

Mobileye is integrating its self-driving system into Lohr’s i-Cristal electric shuttle, to be guided around cities using Transdev’s Autonomous Transport System (ATS). Patent Forecast data shows how Mobileye is concentrating its investments…

Nex Team App Adds New Features. What’s its Goal?

Nex Team, an industry leader in the world of app-based basketball skills development, has been in a rapid growth stage for some time now, landing partnerships with basketball teams and leagues all over the United States.  Nex Team has…

Unicorn Uplight Emerges. Will It Disrupt Electric Power Management?

Uplight Inc.'s value rose to $1.5 Billion in a deal adding new investors Schneider Electric and a Huck Capital-Led Investment Group, while The AES Corporation extended its investment.  Steve McBee, CEO, Huck Capital said: "Uplight…

IBM Looking to Not Only Enter But Shake Up the Sports Analytics Tech Space

If you’re a fan of Star Wars, then IBM’s most recently granted patent in the Sports Analytics sector is surely one that will excite you. The international tech conglomerate is about to take the time-honored tradition of watching your…

NASCAR Extends Deal with WSC Sports. Should They Do More Shopping?

NASCAR has recently extended its deal with WSC Sports to generate more automated highlights for the racing powerhouse’s social media accounts. WSC Sports specializes in using AI to generate highlight clips from video broadcasts and then…

Alice Sends Intellectual Ventures Electric Vehicle Energy Financial Settlement Portfolio to Circular File 13

Elwha, a holding company that Intellectual Ventures (IV) uses to help maintain its patent portfolio, has been abandoning pending electric vehicle energy financial settlement patent (EV-EFS) applications (8) and letting issued patents (10)…

Why Patent Data Reveals a Company’s Hand

It is difficult to see where one patent application fits in a sector and it is even more difficult to visualize where multiple patent applications fit in a sector. The Patent Forecast® eases this burden by providing a unique visualization…

Electric Vehicle Charging Settled with Causam Energy

You might know Causam Energy as the leader in energy financial settlement technology but power grid tech is not where it stops. Continuing its pursuit of empowering individuals on the grid, Causam Energy’s latest issued patent is for…

Pixellot Looks to Capitalize on New Market

Whether it’s your child, niece, nephew, or grandchild, missing a family member’s youth sports game is always a letdown. In a time filled with social distancing and reduced travel, this problem has been even more prevalent than ever before…

TomTom Opening the Door to Open-source Apps

As mentioned in our insight from December 2020, we were looking forward to future TomTom partnerships, after its partnership with Electrobit. We didn’t have to wait long. TomTom has made a deal with multiple partners by joining the…

Things are Looking Good for Unicorn Aeva

Aeva Inc. makes a 3D LIDAR that detects the velocity of distant objects, which is especially useful for trucks because they need a longer stopping distance.  TuSimple makes self-driving trucks and has been testing Aeva’s sensor since…

Perfect Game Partners with K-Motion? How did they make their bet?

In early-2021, Perfect Game, the leader in all things scouting and recruiting in elite youth baseball and softball, entered a partnership with K-Motion Interactive to develop new PG Tech that can be used for both recruiting and coaching…

UAV 2020 Annual Update – No Signs of Fatigue from DJI

DJI did not slow down their patent filings in 2019 as shown by the publication of patent applications in 2020 continuing unabated. IBM appeared to slow some, but LG Electronics has come to an almost complete stop.  Is LG just taking a…

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