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Lost Maya Cities Discovered Under A Guatemalan Jungle

LiDAR technology allows researchers to discover lost cities in a Guatemala jungle after they were abandoned by people who used to live there.

Earth/Environment February 4, 2018

Apple Publishes Research Detailing Enhanced Obstacle Detection For Self-Driving Cars

Apple is typically secretive, but it's starting to open up and it has now released an intriguing research paper. The company is working on a new LiDAR-based system to improve object detection and navigation for self-driving cars.

Apple November 23, 2017

Waymo vs Uber Legal Battle Sees 3 Out Of 4 Patent Claims Against Ride-Hailing Company Dropped

Google’s self-driving unit, Waymo, has dropped three of its patent infringement claims against Uber. The move comes as the latest development in Uber and Waymo’s high-stakes dispute over autonomous car technology.

Business Tech July 8, 2017

Uber Ordered To Return 'Pilfered' Self-Driving Car Files To Waymo

Uber must return stolen files to Waymo by the end of the month, as ordered by Judge William Alsup, who also says that the company knew or must have known about the stolen documents. Here’s everything you need to know.

Business Tech May 15, 2017

Ford, MIT Team For New Research Project, Deploying On-Demand Electric Shuttles

Ford and MIT signed a research partnership that will delve on autonomous driving and pedestrian traffic pattern recognition. The project is supposed to debut this fall, with a number of on-demand electric shuttles for MIT’s students.

Car Tech July 28, 2016

Laser Scan Provides Detailed Model Of Culloden Moor Battle Site

Archeologists in Scotland used cutting-edge laser scanning technology LiDAR to digitally scan the Battle of Culloden site for a detailed model of the landscape where the Jacobites took their final stand.

Animals April 15, 2016

Project Nightonomy: Ford Fusion Drives Itself In Pitch Dark Arizona, Lights Off [Video]

Ford just completed a successful night driving test with its Fusion autonomous vehicle. The test took place in Arizona and showcased LiDAR’s capabilities to navigate the open road in pitch dark conditions and without headlights.

FUTURE TECH April 11, 2016

Here Is What A Driverless Car 'Sees' When It's On The Road

A design company wanted to know what a driverless car 'sees' when it's on the road, so it took to the streets of London to find out. What resulted was a stunning visual that uses tech to create a work of art.

FUTURE TECH November 12, 2015

Apple Car? No Way! But What If...

Apple has reportedly built a secret lab away from its Cupertino headquarters to develop an entrance for the company into the automotive industry. While rumors suggest that the company is creating an Apple car, the company could also be working on something related to Maps or CarPlay.

FUTURE TECH February 14, 2015

Mystery Vehicle Spotted in the Bay Area: Apple Driverless Car In Development Or Just Mapping Project?

Technology analyst Rob Enderle believes Apple is working on its own self-driving car. Could Cupertino truly be veering off its well-trodden path?

FUTURE TECH February 4, 2015

Exelis, NASA to Use Lasers to Study Interaction Between Forests, Greenhouse Gases

Exelis and NASA have a history of working together. Their latest collaboration will involve the use of lasers for determining levels of carbon dioxide in forests and other locations.

Earth/Environment January 7, 2015

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