AutonomouStuff June 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:
  • Open Autonomy Pilot: Officially on the Road
Data Intelligence/Products
  • High Definition Mapping services for automated driving — Autoware
  • Next-gen rack: AutonomouStuff's modular roof pod
  • Available today: Velodyne VLP-32C
What's happening at AStuff!
  • Meet the team: Ashley Berquist
  • Join our team!
  • June events
  • Upcoming events
Open Autonomy Pilot: Officially on the Road
We formally launched the Open Autonomy Pilot at the beginning of June in downtown Peoria , Illinois, with the help of Mayor Jim Ardis and a host of other community-minded folks from the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce.

Our automated research and development vehicles are now circulating on a defined route through downtown to gather data and test software with the goal of refining the autonomous capabilities for partners and other research and development organizations.

The press conference officially announcing the start of the pilot project was well attended and widely covered. We look forward to posting more updates as the project progresses.

Listen to AutonomouStuff Vice President of Products and Services John Buszek describe the pilot and its goals in greater detail here .

Check out the latest partner to join our efforts here .

Learn more about the Open Autonomy Pilot and find related press coverage here .

Data Intelligence/Products
High Definition Mapping services for automated driving — Autoware
Take any Autoware project involving autonomous driving to the next level with high definition mapping services from AutononmouStuff and Mandli Communications.
Mandli's expertise with high-definition digital maps, digital terrain modeling, three-dimensional pavement modeling and asset analysis translates into superior navigational maps for autonomous vehicles — with high-definition renderings of road boundaries, curbs, traffic signs, signals and pedestrian crossings.
Mandli's experience lends its maps numerous advantages , including:

  • LiDAR point LAS files.
  • seamless ESRI integration.
  • airport data collection.
  • TomTom asset inventory.
  • portable mapping sensors.

Learn more about Mandli and their Autoware maps here .
Next-gen rack: AutonomouStuff's modular roof pod
AutonomouStuff's modular roof pods are designed to take automated vehicles from the test track to the open road even faster. The pods complement the components in our Autoware kit, but it also is modular and can be adapted to most vehicles and sensors . This addition to our standard roof racks will be available soon.

Features of the modular roof pod include:
  • lightweight tubular frames with variable lengths.
  • standard roof mounting for easy installation.
  • optional tower for elevated lidar sensors.
  • four GPS antenna mounting locations.
  • camera mounting positions in front and back behind clear covers.
  • aluminum frame support for additional sensor mounting positions on flat areas of pod.

Check out other custom integration options from AutonomouStuff.
Available today:
Velodyne VLP-32C
With best-in-class performance and a small form factor, the Velodyne VLP-32C is a high-resolution LiDAR sensor designed for automotive applications. It provides a 360-degree surround view with 3D data such as distance, reflectivity and rotational angles.
What's happening at AStuff?
Meet the team: Ashley Berquist
For nearly every visitor to AutonomouStuff's headquarters in Morton, Ashley Berquist is their first friendly encounter. As office administrator, Ashley always proves a welcoming presence for regulars and newcomers alike.
"I have the opportunity to spend each work day in a positive environment with incredible coworkers," Ashley says. "Any time you need help, it is there — and you don’t find that everywhere."
We are so grateful for all Ashley does at AutonomouStuff!

Read more about our awesome team .
Join our team!
AutonomouStuff's rapid growth continues. We have more than doubled the size of our employee population since December 2017, and we are not slowing down. If you'd like to work for a company that values family and culture, that gives employees opportunities to grow along with it, and that is truly changing the future of transportation and so much more, we could be the perfect fit for you.

If you are interested in becoming part of our family, check out our   careers page .
June events
The AutonomouStuff team made it to events across the globe in June, continuing the discussion about issues critical to the autonomous mobility community — all in addition to formally launching the Open Autonomy Pilot . The month included CES Asia and the HxGN LIVE event in Las Vegas. AutonomouStuff plans to attend numerous events all over the world throughout the year.

Check out more about the events in our blog post.
Upcoming events

September 12-22: IAA

October 2: World Safety Summit

October 16-17: ELIV

October 21-25: ITS World Congress

November 5-8: SEMA

January 7-10, 2020: CES 2020
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