Chinese Lidar Maker Hesai Brings In Over $300 Million In Series D Round

Credit to Author: Jonny Tiernan| Date: Wed, 09 Jun 2021 14:20:32 +0000

The Shanghai-based Lidar manufacturer Hesai has announced that it brought in more than $300 million in a Series D financing round. The round was led by GL Ventures, Meituan, Xiaomi, and CITICPE. Hesai has said that the new capital injection will be used to increase the volume production of its hybrid solid-state Lidar, for research […]

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Increasing Accuracy on Power Line Surveys

Credit to Author: Contributed Content| Date: Wed, 19 May 2021 14:19:22 +0000

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Large-Scale Mapping in Plains of Nebraska Kevin Kenna has lots of experience with GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) and major projects for utilities, government agencies, and large-area mapping. He’s used GPS (Global Positioning System) and GNSS for more than two decades and estimates that he has worked on mapping/surveying more than 20,000 miles of power […]

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AV Radar: Don’t Cross The Streams

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Sun, 09 May 2021 19:40:23 +0000

In Ghostbusters, Egon gives the other ghost hunters an important warning for the operation of their proton packs: don’t cross the streams. Why? Because it would be bad. Even “all life as you know it stopping instantaneously and every molecule in your body exploding at the speed of light” bad. Total protonic reversal. Definitely bad. […]

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Argo AI Has Developed A Super Lidar. Does It Matter?

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Thu, 06 May 2021 03:40:26 +0000

Argo AI seems to be one of the top autonomous driving startups out there. It has significant backing from Ford and Volkswagen. Their investments into the company have totaled $1 billion and $2.6 billion, respectively. Last I checked, top global automakers don’t drop a few billion dollars on a company without some serious due diligence […]

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China × Cleantech — March 2021

Credit to Author: Tim Dixon| Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2021 21:42:45 +0000

Welcome to China × Cleantech — March 2021 edition. Our China x Cleantech series covers top cleantech stories in China each month. EV Sales Tesla Model Y Ramps Up In China, $4400 Wuling EV Still #1 On the 18th of March, José Pontes reported on the sales numbers of the Chinese EV market in February of 2021. […]

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Tesla & Lucid: The Similarities & Differences

Credit to Author: Matt Pressman| Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2021 00:35:15 +0000

Originally published on EV Annex. Legacy automakers are beginning to introduce new electric vehicles. So far, however, they’ve been unable to catch up to Tesla in the EV race. That said, there are a number of startups going all-in on electric cars. Many of these new EV automakers don’t have the “heavy baggage” (aka stranded assets) associated […]

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Lidar May Be Harmful To People & Cameras

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2021 16:39:20 +0000

Jim Park at wrote an interesting story questioning the safety of lidar systems. Some types of lidar could potentially cause damage to human eyes, while other types could be hurting cameras that other autonomous depend on for safe operation (not to mention cameras used by traffic equipment, cell phones, and professional photography). Lidar uses […]

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Volvo Autonomous Solutions Forms Joint Venture With Foretellix

Credit to Author: Jo Borrás| Date: Fri, 05 Mar 2021 23:35:41 +0000

From its groundbreaking use of LiDAR to its award-winning City Safety systems, Volvo has been leading the charge in electrification and autonomization for some time. And that includes heavy-duty constriction equipment, too! Now, the company hopes to advance the state of the art even further through a partnership with the verification technology experts at Fortellix […]

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Volvo Cars & Luminar Open Up Long-Distance Lidar Dataset

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 09 Feb 2021 00:08:32 +0000

There are approximately a dozen autonomy-related companies I’m keeping an eye on. As noted in a recent article about Waymo’s approach versus Tesla’s approach, two key take-home points were: 1) autonomous driving experts disagree on which approach will lead to the most success in commercialized autonomous driving, 2) I certainly don’t know which approach will […]

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