September 15, 2014

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  • Velodyne Announces $7,999 "Puck" LiDAR Sensor

    Sean Higgins, Online Editor, SPAR Point Group

    Last week Velodyne announced their VLP-16 (also known as the LiDAR "Puck"), a 16-channel real-time LiDAR sensor costing only $7,999 and weighing in at a scant 600 grams. This makes it, as the press release states, "substantially smaller and significantly less expensive than previous generation sensors."


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  • Reaching the Tipping Point for Mobile LiDAR in Transportation

    Paul DiGiacobbe

    Paul DiGiacobbe, AVP at HNTB Corporation -- It wasn’t that long ago when the mention of mobile LiDAR as a method of data acquisition also required you to give a long explanation, and preferably some visuals, to help define what it was. Today, most civil engineers and planners working within transportation infrastructure probably are aware of the technology and may have seen it in use on a project or two. So we must ask ourselves: Are we beginning to reach the tipping point for the...


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