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3 days ago by jerry7171
Vigilante engineer stops Waymo from patenting key lidar technology | Ars Technica
In March, an examiner noted that a re-drawn diagram of Waymo's lidar firing circuit showed current passing along a wire between the circuit and the ground in two directions—something generally deemed impossible
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3 days ago by yorksranter
Did Uber Steal Google’s Intellectual Property? | The New Yorker
Levandowski and his team were asked to map a million miles of U.S. roads within a year. They finished in nine months, and then set up an enormous office in Hyderabad, India, to begin mapping every street on earth. (Today, Google Maps is the dominant navigation app, used daily by more than thirty million people.) Levandowski and his boss, Sebastian Thrun—another Grand Challenge alumnus—then proposed to Google’s leadership that the next step was developing self-driving cars. In 2009, a small team of engineers, led by Thrun, was assigned to a secret self-driving-car division, which was given the code name Project Chauffeur. Levandowski’s focus would be hardware development.
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5 days ago by dancall
Wissenschaftler entdecken riesige Maya-Stätte
"Die Forscher nutzten dabei auch eine spezielle Lasertechnik. Sie kommt bei Luftbildaufnahmen zum Einsatz und wird LiDAR genannt. Diese Kartierungstechnik macht Konturen sichtbar, die sonst unter dem dichten Blattwerk des Dschungels verborgen sind."
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18 days ago by beyondseven
Vigilante engineer stops Waymo from patenting key lidar technology | Ars Technica
The USPTO was not impressed. In March, an examiner noted that a re-drawn diagram of Waymo's lidar firing circuit showed current passing along a wire between the circuit and the ground in two directions—something generally deemed impossible. "Patent owner's expert testimony is not convincing to show that the path even goes to ground in view of the magic ground wire, which shows current moving in two directions along a single wire," noted the examiners dryly.
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20 days ago by arsyed
Vigilante engineer stops Waymo from patenting key lidar technology • Ars Technica
Mark Harris:
<p>Following a surprise left-field complaint by Eric Swildens, the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has rejected all but three of 56 claims in Waymo's 936 patent, named for the last three digits of its serial number. The USPTO found that some claims replicated technology described in an earlier patent from lidar vendor Velodyne, while another claim was simply "impossible" and "magic."

Swildens, who receives no money or personal advantage from the decision, told Ars that he was delighted at the news. "The patent shouldn't have been filed in the first place," he said. "It's a very well written patent. However, my personal belief is that the thing that they say they invented, they didn't invent."

The 936 patent played a key role in last year's epic intellectual property lawsuit with Uber. In December 2016, a Waymo engineer was inadvertently copied on an email from one of its suppliers to Uber, showing a lidar circuit design that looked almost identical to one shown in the 936 patent…

…Remarkably, Swildens does not work for Uber or for Velodyne, nor for any other self-driving developer—he works for a small cloud computing startup. Swildens became interested in the patent when it surfaced during the Uber case, and he saw how simple Waymo's lidar circuit seemed to be. "I couldn't imagine the circuit didn't exist prior to this patent," he told Wired last year.

Swildens' research uncovered several patents and books that seemed to pre-date the Waymo patent. He then spent $6,000 of his own money to launch a formal challenge to 936. Waymo fought back, making dozens of filings, bringing expert witnesses to bear, and attempting to re-write several of the patent's claims and diagrams to safeguard its survival.

The USPTO was not impressed. In March, an examiner noted that a re-drawn diagram of Waymo's lidar firing circuit showed current passing along a wire between the circuit and the ground in two directions—something generally deemed impossible.</p>


As everyone on Twitter has been saying, not all heroes wear capes.
selfdrivingcar  patent  lidar 
20 days ago by charlesarthur
[Discussion] Why is Tesla alone on not having lidar? Want to discuss : teslamotors
Humans drive cars with just 2 cameras and 1 very good CPU. And if they are well-trained and attentive, accident rates is very low.

It is therefore not unreasonable that with multiple cameras + radars and sufficiently good algorithms this behavior could be replicated.

Check out his SXSW interview from a couple weeks ago where he mentions why Tesla doesn’t use it. Short story is that lidar works very well and will let you jump start self driving since it maps so well. However, it has severe limi...
tsla  tesla  lidar 
20 days ago by hellsten
Elon Musk still doesn’t think LIDAR is necessary for fully driverless cars - The Verge
Musk said Tesla is trying to tackle a much bigger problem: passive optical recognition. This is why Tesla is banking on cameras as the key hardware component in the long term to autonomous vehicle development. With their ever-increasing pixel resolution and the low-price point, camera sensors are seen as indispensable for advanced driver assistance systems (like Tesla’s Autopilot) and fully autonomous systems. For Tesla, cameras are everything.

But Musk said he’s confident that Tesla can get t...
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20 days ago by hellsten

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