Velodyne Produces Cheaper Sensor, Luminar Should Check Its Blind Spot

It is not news that LiDAR sensors are beyond expensive… until recently. Velodyne Lidar is the leading manufacturer of LiDAR sensors and has developed a sensor that is one-hundredth the price of its typical sensors. This gives smaller…

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…

Amazon’s Modular LIDAR system

Amazon's LIDAR system is specifically applied to drones, but what about cars? Well, Amazon recently announced a self-driving food delivery vehicle developed in partnership with Toyota.   

Ouster focuses on low cost, mechanical LIDAR units

Bay Area startup Ouster creates low cost, mechanical LIDAR units that it hopes will drive autonomous vehicles from a luxury to an everyday tool. Coinciding with the publication of several of its patent applications, the company…

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