30 Sep '16, 4pm

The Affordable LiDAR Movement—Researchers Aim to Drastically Reduce Sensor Costs https://t.co/PqbPqTMMwu

The Affordable LiDAR Movement—Researchers Aim to Drastically Reduce Sensor Costs https://t.co/PqbPqTMMwu

LiDAR has a huge array of applications, particularly in autonomous car sensors. However, it's been prohibitively expensive technology for developers to get their hands on—until now. LiDAR is a detection system that measures the distance to an object by projecting a laser light. It is a technology that has many applications that are likely part of your life day-to-day. Take land or water surveying, for example; an accurate and robust LiDAR detection system is extraordinarily useful in topography and other related fields. Image courtesy of Geo-Plus Companies such as Google, Mercedes-Benz, Delphi, and Nissan have created various designs that use LiDAR as part of their sensor systems on autonomous self-driving cars. For driverless vehicles, LiDAR systems are extremely critical because the technology generates very precise location markings of its surroundings. While this techn...

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