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Cognizant to expand expertise in autonomous, connected and electric vehicles

Cognizant announced that it is acquiring Munich-based ESG Mobility, a digital automotive engineering R&D provider for connected, autonomous and electric vehicles. ESG Mobility is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ESG Elektroniksystem, a privately-held technology consultancy for the design, integration and operation of complex, security-related electronic and IT systems. On completion of the acquisition, approximately 1,000 engineering [...]

By |2021-07-24T22:57:25+00:00July 31st, 2021|AV, Happenings|

Region’s first autonomous port truck system at CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal

CSP Abu Dhabi container terminal, the first greenfield project of Cosco Shipping Ports Limited (CSP) operating within Khalifa Port, has announced its terminal will be the first in the Middle East to implement an autonomous port truck system. Following a two-month trial period, a total of six electric Q-Trucks will be commissioned by CSP Abu [...]

By |2021-07-24T22:54:54+00:00July 24th, 2021|AV, News|

NUAIR Leads the Way for Safe Drone Operations Over People: Workhorse and AVSS Collaboration

NUAIR and New York UAS Test Site are demonstrating a path for safe drone operations over people: the newest collaboration with Workhorse and Aerial Vehicle Safety Solutions (AVSS) is the 5th drone parachute validation for NUAIR, enabling scalable and economically viable advanced unmanned aircraft operations. FAA regulations for drone operations over people call for operators [...]

By |2021-06-11T21:27:08+00:00July 1st, 2021|UAV|

Thales Australia, Flinders University to automate launch and recovery process for AUVs

Thales Australia and Flinders University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to study the development of an automation system for the launch and recovery process of the General Dynamics Mission Systems Bluefin 9 UUV, procured by the Royal Australian Navy under its Deployable Mine Counter Measures project. The current launch and recovery processes for AUVs requires [...]

By |2021-05-25T20:50:05+00:00June 25th, 2021|News|

Effective immediately: You need a drone license before you fly in the US

The FAA has announced the new TRUST certification. The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST) is a new aeronautical knowledge and safety test that all drone pilots must pass before they fly a drone in the United States. TRUST is free, takes about an hour to get through, and is required immediately. Related: [...]

By |2021-06-25T04:44:49+00:00June 25th, 2021|News|

OSU students design and build innovative engine for drones

Joshua Johnsen and his team of fellow aerospace engineering students are relatively new to the world of drone design, but their collaboration has produced engine technology that could eventually power drones and other aircraft. The team from Oklahoma State University designed and built a turbo-electric drone engine as part of a program sponsored by the [...]

By |2021-05-25T20:46:41+00:00June 15th, 2021|UAV|

Despite rain, Kroger launches historic first commercial drone flight

Never mind the rain. The Kroger Co. took flight with its first retail drone delivery Wednesday morning in Centerville, flying a box containing two packages of long-grain rice to Centerville Mayor Brooks Compton on the front lawn of city offices on West Spring Valley Pike. Also delivered with the rice — a piece [...]

By |2021-06-11T21:24:06+00:00June 11th, 2021|UAV|

Teledyne Optech’s CL-360 serves as building block for next gen, best-in-class UAVs

Teledyne Optech’s CL-360 is a survey grade 360-degree laser scanner that enables OEM hardware manufacturers and integrators to develop the next generation of best-in-class UAV, mobile, and terrestrial scanning solutions for various surveying applications. Being a survey grade lidar scanner means that the resulting 3D points derived from the CL-360 are suitable for applications such [...]

By |2021-05-25T20:44:54+00:00June 1st, 2021|AUV, AV|

Zoox gains approval to test autonomous vehicles without safety drivers in California

Amazon-owned Zoox today announced that it received a driverless testing permit from the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). With it, Zoox becomes the fourth company to hit that milestone after Waymo, Nuro, and AutoX. The new permit will enable Zoox to test “at least two” autonomous vehicles on streets without a driver behind the [...]

By |2021-05-25T20:53:41+00:00May 25th, 2021|AV, News|

The Incredible Shrinking LiDAR

The term LiDAR comes originally from the mixture of the words light and radar, although it also responds to acronyms such as light detection and ranging or laser imaging, detection, and ranging, or sometimes replaced by the term 3D laser scanning. Basically, we are talking about a method using terrestrial, aerial and mobile applications to [...]

By |2021-05-25T20:43:42+00:00May 25th, 2021|UAV, UUV|
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