Thursday, January 16, 2014

Ford's LiDAR Vehicle

To little surprise to anyone monitoring development of self-driving cars, in mid-December 2013, Ford announced it had been working on an autonomous vehicle in conjunction with the University of Michigan and State Farm insurance. Prominent in news released about Ford's efforts, LIght Detection And Ranging (LiDAR), a system capable of collecting up to 2.5 million data points per second which are used to "map" and guide the car through its operating environment. More below:

(Xconomy, December 17, 2013)

(Ford Press Release, December 12, 2013)

Comment: For previous blog discussions about this topic, see the following posts:

(EPC Updates, March 12, 2012)

(EPC Updates, May 11, 2012)

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