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Kaarta platform equipped with Velodyne lidar

2019-8-15
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​According to reports, Velodyne Lidar announced that Kaarta has used Velodyne's lidar technology for the Kaarta Stencil 2-32 ground mapping solution.

 


Kaarta platform equipped with Velodyne lidar

According to reports, Velodyne Lidar announced that Kaarta has used Velodyne's lidar technology for the Kaarta Stencil 2-32 ground mapping solution. The Stencil 2-32 is equipped with a Velodyne laser radar that accurately scans the ground and maps roadsides, manholes, signs, poles, etc. at a lower cost than traditional mobile mapping systems. The Stencil platform contributes to urban infrastructure improvement planning, parking lots and traffic management.


The 3D data generated by Stencil 2-32 can be used for applications such as BIM modeling, geospatial data analysis, and cataloging tools. For example, Allvision used Stencil 2-32 and data from autonomous car developers to conduct roadside occupancy analysis at the Strip District in Pittsburgh, where demand for street parking is high. The solution, called Allvision Parkview, enables city planners to monitor parking behavior and improve transportation planning and roadside management.


Dr. Kevin Dowling, CEO of Kaarta, said, “Stencil 2-32 further extends the range of mapping applications for mobile lidar scanning. Velodyne's compact lidar sensor has low noise, long detection range and wide field of view, enabling us to create a wide range of applications. Highly accurate and fast system."


Stencil integrates 3D mapping and real-time position estimation to create functions that are not possible with solid-state scanning systems. The Stencil 2-32 uses the Velodyne HDL-32E lidar sensor with a range of up to 100 meters and a data rate of 720,000 points per second. Kaarta uses advanced robotics to integrate the inputs of multiple sensors, Lidar, Visual Range and Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), and process this data in real time. For some applications, Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) positioning and wheel odometer sensors can be used to enhance the data.


Avision Morris, founder and CEO of Allvision, said, "Velodyne lidar and Kaarta's advanced 3D maps and positioning algorithms combine to create a portable system that can quickly and easily perform detailed surface mapping. The system can quickly collect accurate, The latest geospatial information for a wide range of applications."


Stencil 2-32 is the latest addition to the Kaarta Stencil product line. The product line also includes the Stencil 2-16, a versatile, low-cost mobile mapping platform that uses Velodyne Puck® sensors. The platform is easy to use, has a wide range of applications, and has a streamlined workflow. It is suitable for infrastructure inspectors, surveyors, engineers, architects, facility planners, security personnel, and more.


Mike Jellen, President and CEO of Velodyne Lidar, said: "Kaarta and Allvision have jointly demonstrated how to leverage the potential of Velodyne's computer-aware data to create innovative recording, tracking and monitoring solutions for accurate future planning and management."


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