AutonomouStuff July 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:
  • University of North Texas: Expanding CAV capabilities

  • Highlight: Cohda Wireless MK5 OBU
  • In stock: Velodyne Alpha Prime

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

  • Upcoming webinar: Open Autonomy Pilot
  • Upcoming webinar: Putting the C in CAV
  • Webinars on demand: Qumulo and Velodyne
  • Upcoming events
University of North Texas: Expanding CAV capabilities
Researchers at the University of North Texas are investigating novel ways to expand the capabilities of sensor-based perception systems fundamental to autonomous vehicle operation — with an AutonomouStuff Automated Research Development Platform at the heart of concepts that have vast implications for next-generation mobility .
Assistant Professor Qing Yang in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and his colleagues are exploring how connected autonomous vehicle (CAV) technology can overcome the limitations inherent to single-vehicle perception systems operating independently.

  • publishing research using data generated from the sensors and communication equipment.
  • procuring grants to further research into CAV technology.

" Without AutonomousStuff’s support, we could not start up our research so quickly. I am positive that the research platform we got from AS has placed us in a unique position," Yang said. "We have witnessed a positive impact of the platform on our proposals and research projects."

Read our case study on the University of North Texas research to learn more and access papers they have published using the automated platform.
Highlight: Cohda Wireless MK5 OBU
Cohda’s fifth-generation On-Board Unit (OBU), the MK5 is a small, low-cost, rugged module that can be retrofitted to vehicles for aftermarket deployment or field trials of CAV technology. The MK5 can also serve as a design reference for automotive production, and is part of AutonomouStuff's CARMA Kit .

The MK5 exchanges data at high speeds over extended distances, providing class-leading reaction times to potential hazards and safety-critical scenarios.

Key features include:
  • Dual IEEE 802.11p radio
  • GNSS with lane-level accuracy
  • Integrated security
  • Supports DSRC (IEEE802.11p), Ethernet 100 Base-T

Check out all the specs on our Cohda Wireless MK5 OBU page . And be sure to tune in for a webinar we are hosting with Chief Technical Officer Paul Alexander live in the North American market on Sept. 1 .

The Velodyne Alpha Prime 360-degree spinning LiDAR sensor provides the range, resolution and accuracy required by the most advanced autonomous vehicle programs — specifically made for autonomous driving and advanced vehicle safety at highway speeds. It provides real-time 3D data with up to 0.1-degree vertical and horizontal resolution and a range of up to 245 meters.
What's happening at AutonomouStuff?
Meet the team: Heather Reichert
Sales and Business Development Manager Heather Reichert works with our partners researching autonomy in universities and other institutional settings. She helps developers who are finding new ways to move autonomous applications forward.

"In general, the autonomy industry is a very fast paced and exciting industry to work in, so to be able to play a role in how technology will change the future of transportation is very exciting and rewarding," Heather said. "I truly enjoy helping our customers solve problems, accelerate their development efforts , and bring their ideas to reality. AutonomouStuff provides me the opportunity to service such a variety of customers, as well as provide an opportunity for continued learning and growth."

We love it when our employees show their passion for helping our customers achieve their goals and delivering the next generation of mobility!

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: 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 will present in a free webinar at 1 p.m. CDT Aug. 13 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.

Registration is now open for this free webinar, which will include a question-and-answer session.
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.
Webinars on demand: Qumulo and Velodyne
We hosted a webinar and appeared in one in July — both with key partners who are major forces shaping the autonomous ecosystem.

Molly Presley from Qumulo joined us for a presentation on "The Unified Data Platform for Machine Learning and High Capacity Storage" after the hybrid cloud storage system leader enhanced their product line with streamlined access for Amazon's Web Services. The full webinar is available for replay at any time on AutonomouStuff's YouTube channel .

And AutonomouStuff founder Bobby Hambrick and VP John Buszek joined lidar leader Velodyne for live question and answer session on the latest trends in sensors and autonomous vehicle development. That episode of Velodyne's webinar series also is available for on-demand viewing right here .
Upcoming events

August 13: Open Autonomy Pilot webinar

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