The LiDAR market is projected to grow to $551.26 million by 2018, with heavy penetration in industrial and commercial sectors. This is broad-based expansion for a technology that began in the early 1960s, when its use was strictly limited to government and military applications.
This week, we begin with a return to drones and wildfires as the Federal Aviation Administration for the first time approves the use of drones to monitor Washington wildfires. Also of interest: the best drone photography of the year; MIT researchers create LiDAR system for photographers; 3D app for iPad; Obama unveils 3D mapping initiative; and more.
There are many technology elements that make driverless cars go, but few are more important than the LiDAR devices that are mounted on the roofs of these vehicles. These LiDAR devices can scan more than 200 feet in all directions, generating a precise three-dimensional map of the car’s surroundings.
A client told me the other day that some vendors are promising vertical accuracy of LiDAR deliverables that exceed the LiDAR manufacturer specifications for that system and asked: Is it legitimate for a service provider to promise better accuracy than manufacturer specifications? Or, are service providers overselling their LiDAR services by promising high vertical accuracies?
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