AutonomouStuff August News
AutonomouStuff leads the industry in enabling, accelerating and deploying the future of autonomy. Our team works hard to remain at the forefront of technology in this fast-paced, ever-changing industry. Despite constant change and innovation, one goal remains steadfast: help our customers succeed. Communication is a vital component of that goal, so each month we share what's new, what's exciting and the success of our partnerships.
In this issue:
  • Lightning-fast support: joining the Indy Autonomous Challenge

  • Special pricing: Quantum R-Series

What's happening at AutonomouStuff?
  • Meet the team: Dan Stanek
  • AutonomouStuff culture
  • Hexagon's response to COVID-19

  • Upcoming webinar: Putting the C in CAV
  • Webinar recap: Open Autonomy Pilot
  • Upcoming events
Lightning-fast support: joining the Indy Autonomous Challenge
AutonomouStuff and NovAtel, both companies in Hexagon's Autonomy & Positioning brand portfolio, have announced their support for the Indy Autonomous Challenge, the $1.5M university prize competition to program modified Dallara IL-15 race cars and compete in the world’s first autonomous head-to-head race at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

With speeds in excess of 200 mph and the engineering challenges that must be overcome in order to reach them autonomously, the event is expected to be a landmark achievement in the autonomy research realm — akin to the DARPA Challenge and its introduction of autonomous technology to an urban landscape.

By supporting teams consisting of more than 500 students, AutonomouStuff and NovAtel are:
  • directly impacting development of technology for next-generation mobility.
  • giving the engineers of tomorrow open access to cutting-edge equipment and expertise.
  • advancing autonomous capabilities into the high-speed realm.

The checkered flags will drop in October 2021. Get full details on how AutonomouStuff and NovAtel are involved in the press release announcing the entry of both Hexagon companies.

The Quantum R-Series mobile storage unit was designed with automotive applications in mind, featuring a small form factor and low power consumption. The R-Series chassis and 23TB magazine are now available at a special, reduced price.

Key features of the Quantum R-Series include:
  • ruggedized in-vehicle data storage.
  • high-capacity and high-performance under demanding conditions.
  • removable canister for easy ingest into data centers.

Reach out to our sales team at the link below to learn more about this offer.
What's happening at AutonomouStuff?
Meet the team: Dan Stanek
Principal Software Engineer Dan Stanek develops code that makes sensors work together and with automotive systems in autonomous driving software stacks. Whether through software such as AutonomouStuff's Speed and Steering Control or in algorithms for object detection and classification, Dan's work is at the heart of enabling, accelerating and deploying next-generation technology.

"I enjoy working at a such a fast-paced company. Even after having worked here for four years, there's always new challenges, new things to learn," Dan said. "It helps keep me young, which is good after having worked in R&D at other companies for 20 years prior to coming here."

We love it when our team finds fresh challenges — and the excitement that comes with solving them!

Learn more about our awesome team here.
AutonomouStuff culture
AutonomouStuff values relationships — with employees, partners, and the communities where we all live. We strive to give employees opportunities to grow alongside the company, while together setting a course for the future of transportation. We consider the culture that has evolved at AutonomouStuff a vital part of the enterprise, and we work hard to maintain an environment that cherishes individuality, nurtures teamwork, and ultimately makes us more like family than colleagues.

Learn more about our culture.
Hexagon's response to COVID-19
COVID-19 is affecting everyone on a global scale, which means that we all must work together to limit the spread of the virus and protect the people at risk. At Hexagon, our priority is keeping our employees and customers safe, and we are following all guidelines and recommendations set up at national, regional and local levels to do so.

Through all of this, we recognize that our employees and our customers are relying on Hexagon more than ever. Rest assured that we are taking all necessary steps to protect our employees and to minimize risk to the supply of our products and our services to our customers.

At Hexagon | AutonomouStuff, we see our customer relationships as partnerships — working together, we can all achieve our goals. That’s how we established ourselves in the autonomy industry over the last decade. We take that responsibility seriously, now more than ever, and are taking all the necessary steps to support our partners and the communities where we all live.
Upcoming webinar: Putting the C in CAV
Mark the calendar for 2:30 p.m. CDT Sept. 1 to discover how Connected Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) technology is advancing and the potential it holds.

We're teaming up with CAV technology leader Cohda Wireless to present "Putting the C in CAV" — a free webinar exploring V2X applications.

Chief Technical Officer Paul Alexander will discuss the implications and applications of this technology as it continues to evolve and offer insight into ongoing Cohda development and industry standards.

Registration is now open for the live webinar in the North American market featuring a question and answer session and an official webcast of the original material for business-hours viewing in European, Asian and Australian markets.
Webinar recap: Open Autonomy Pilot
The Open Autonomy Pilot at AutonomouStuff launched in the summer of 2019 in order to create an optimal research platform for developers driving the next generation of autonomous vehicle technology,

Vice President of Products and Services John Buszek hosted our most recent webinar on how OAP has evolved and what capabilities have expanded in our state-of-the-art platforms as a result.

By integrating various autonomous driving software stacks — each with different parameters for tailored approaches to applications — AutonomouStuff has created an ideal space for development, including a simulated environment for a complete workflow.

A recording of the webinar is now available for on-demand viewing our YouTube channel.
Upcoming events

September 1: Putting the C in CAV webinar

January 6-9, 2021: CES 2021 (digital)

June 8-10, 2021: AVT Expo

September 2021: MINExpo

October 11-15, 2021: ITS World Congress