Learn More About 3 Ways LiDAR is Driving Vehicle Autonomy

Collision avoidance, data visualization, and real-time navigation support have made LiDAR critical to vehicle autonomy. The International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) 2019 program features several innovators driving adoption of this technology in autonomous vehicles.

The organizers of ILMF, a leading technical conference and expo that showcases the latest airborne, terrestrial and underwater LiDAR and emerging remote sensing and data collection tools and technologies, has announced its lineup of keynote speakers for its 2019 program. The 2019 ILMF keynotes are Paul Doherty, CEO & Chairman of The Digit Group; Dr. Thomas Garrison, Maya Archaeologist, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Ithaca College; Jim Reilly, Director at USGS; Kevin T. Gallagher, Associate Director for Core Science Systems at USGS; and Scott B. Luthcke, Chief, Geodesy and Geophysics Laboratory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. The event will take place from January 28-30 in Denver, Colorado as part of Geo Week.

Here’s a preview of some of the program highlights dealing with autonomous vehicles:

1) FMCW Lidar for Mapping Applications
FMCW systems, developed by Blackrock, directly measure velocity to accelerate quality map creation through the filtering of transient objects and can enhance the performance of INS solutions. See these real-time, 3D imaging LiDAR products based on frequency modulation and coherent detection bring long range performance, interference rejection, and low cost to autonomous driving applications.

2) Lidar Odometry for Autonomous Underground Flight
The M3Robotics lab is developing an autonomous flying platform capable of navigating through a mine to assist with mapping and assessing unknown underground environments. Attend to get an overview of the challenges of autonomous navigation, using LiDAR to map and extract ego-motion, and the challenges and benefits of LiDAR based navigation underground.

3) Solid-State Lidar Using Software Pattern Matching
A whole new approach to 3D vision for autonomous vehicles uses a new type of solid-state LiDAR sensor based on a novel software algorithm. This new approach from Cisco Systems requires minimum hardware with absolutely no moving parts and is inexpensive as well as compact. Join us for a demonstration of this 3D LiDAR prototype built using off-the-shelf components for less than $1,000.

Register by December 14 and save up to $100.

International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF), taking place as part of Geo Week, is the event to discover and discuss the latest in LiDAR. Join hundreds of geospatial professionals for unparalleled education, networking, and commercial connections.