LIDARSLight Detection and Ranging System
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Though many of us probably don't know it, some drivers are already benefiting from the safety boost that lidar scanning technology offers.
The ( Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) sensors are laser sensors used to detect 3D objects in the path of AVs. Though highly accurate, LiDAR is bulky, ugly, expensive and energy-inefficient.
Alibaba Group's Cainiao Network and RoboSense jointly released G Plus, the world's first solid-state LiDAR unmanned logistics vehicle.
A couple of days ago, lidar champions Velodyne announced that it is slashing prices of its most popular lidar system, the VLP-16, by nearly 50 percent.
A research team has addressed these issues by devising a new lidar device that is cheaper to make and simpler to use than current instruments and provides precise, real-time wind speed measurements.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6503) announced on Tuesday that it has been awarded a contract by Hong Kong Observatory (HKO), a department of the Hong Kong Government, to supply Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) with two Terminal Doppler Lidar systems.
Drawing on their own field experiments as well as those of others, Banakh (wave propagation) and Smalikho (both Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics, Russia) explain how to use coherent Doppler lidars (CDL) to analyze turbulent flows in the atmosphere.
The most known prototype, VaMP (the developer--Bundeswehr University in Munich) did not use LIDARS because of a lack of computing capacity of processors of that time.
But what Hatfield and his colleagues are really doing is exhibiting the uses of LiDAR, a technology that's been around awhile but is now showing great promise for agriculture.
The Federal Highway Administration's Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFLHD) Survey and Right-of-Way Team recently tackled two challenging road surveys with low-altitude LiDAR terrain measurements made from a helicopter.
The laser tool, known as a lidar, offers a means of studying the natural clouds and pollution that influence the planet's climate.
Several companies released lidar innovations which promise to improve the intelligence and safety of autonomous vehicles at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January.