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Waymo to test its self-driving cars this winter

US: A large number of companies in California are now test self-driving cars, with Samsung being the latest corporation to get permission from the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles. Waymo plans to test its self-driving Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans in Michigan this winter. It will start with public-road testing in the greater Detroit area in the next few weeks. The company said it started cold-weather testing in 2012 and the Michigan test program would build on its earlier efforts…(Read more)

Cisco helps Vijayawada create India’s longest smart street

Government of Andhra Pradesh, in association of Cisco, has created India’s longest smart street, “The Golden Mile” in Vijayawada.India: According to an estimate, by 2025, India will have 30 cities with more than 10 million residents. By this calculation, the Indian government’s audacious plan of building 100 smart cities will enable better living for citizens besides driving economic growth. Cisco’s technology and solutions for smart cities have been implemented in India like elsewhere in the world and are helping offer better citizen services, foster innovation and generate more jobs.  As a result, the govt…(Read more)

AirMap-FAA integration helps drone operators get automated access to controlled airspace

AirMap-FAAUS: From now onwards commercial drone operators can get automated authorization to fly in controlled airspace near select U.S. airports using the same AirMap iOS and Android applications that they have been using for flight planning and real-time situational awareness. Automated authorizations with AirMap follow as a result of collaboration with the FAA’s Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) initiative. Automated authorization is currently available…(Read more)

Velodyne LiDAR partners with YellowScan for integrated LiDAR for UAVs

US: Velodyne LiDAR, the international leader in 3D vision systems for autonomous vehicles, has announced that it is collaborating with YellowScan to integrate its VLP-16 Puck and VLP-16 Puck LITE LiDAR sensors into YellowScan’s Surveyor for a turn-key and reliable LiDAR system for demanding UAV applications. Real-time LiDAR systems for UAVs are leveraged globally for industrial and scientific applications, including surveying, civil engineering, archeology, and environmental science…(Read more)

EO data and services market to reach $ 8.5 billion in 2026: Euroconsult report

EuroconsultFrance: As per the 10th edition of Euroconsult’s report, Satellite-Based Earth Observation, Market Prospects to 2026, the Earth Observation (EO) data and services market should reach $8.5 billion by 2026 based on current growth trajectories. An alternative value-added services (VAS) model also presented has a combined market potential of $15 billion. This upside model considers the implications of new supply solutions being able to open further markets. As well, advances in AI…(Read more)

Trimble Q3 revenue grows by 15% as compared to last year

US: Trimble’s third quarter 2017 revenue of $670.0 million went 15 percent higher as compared to the third quarter of 2016. Buildings and Infrastructure revenue was $214.5 million, 13 percent higher. Geospatial revenue was $169.7 million, 6 percent higher. Resources and Utilities revenue was $114.4 million, 31 percent higher. Transportation revenue was $171.4 million, 16 percent higher. GAAP operating income was $64.0 million, 16 percent higher as compared to the third quarter of 2016…(Read more)


US gets ready for the winters – NOAA maps show the way

Weather forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center recently charted out maps of the US that are likely to set up the mood for this winter season in the US. The forecasters have predicted La Nina playing a significant role in the Winter Outlook for 2017-18. “If La Nina conditions develop, we predict it will be weak and potentially short-lived, but it could still shape the character of the upcoming winter,” said Mike Halpert, deputy director of NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. He added, “Typical La Nina…(Read more)