AutonomouStuff November 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:
  • Enabling research at the University of Cincinnati Next Mobility Lab
  • Service with precision: 3D scanner
  • New product: NovAtel GNSS enclosures
  • New product: Velodyne Alpha Prime
What's happening at AutonomouStuff?
  • Meet the team: Paul Thurman
  • Giving back: Movember style
  • Join our team!
  • November events
  • Upcoming events
Enabling research at the University of Cincinnati Next Mobility Lab
Students and faculty at the University of Cincinnati’s Next Mobility Lab are working across disciplines and with other researchers beyond the institution’s corridors to develop the next generation of automated and connected vehicles .

Working together under the umbrella of the Greater Cincinnati Advanced Transportation Collaborative, they rely on a critical tool supplied by AutonomouStuff: a small fleet of Lexus RX450h Automated Research Development Platforms.

They use the platforms to:
  • test autonomy software stack algorithms.
  • deploy advanced technology to communicate with other automated vehicles and infrastructure.
  • gather data to help predict the behavior of other drivers in simulated environments.

Learn more about the research in our University of Cincinnati case study .
Service with precision: 3D scanner
With the acquisition of a new tool, AutonomouStuff is looking to expand its service offerings in the most precise way possible for our customers.

The 3D scanner made by Hexagon that recently arrived at our headquarters is a portable tool capable of creating three-dimensional models of everything from components to entire vehicles — with sub-millimeter measurement precision .

Whether on the road or in the shop, this new tool will cut down on development time for custom jobs and provide our clients with a valuable digital blueprint to continue research and development.
These are just some of the possibilities:

  • Custom integration work can be completed more quickly and efficiently with precise digital modeling work completed up front.
  • Extremely accurate digitized renderings can be made on site with customers to create harnesses and other components with a perfect fit.
  • Clients can receive scalable digital models of entire platforms or individual parts, specific to the order they are receiving no matter how customized.
New product: NovAtel GNSS enclossures
The introduction of new NovAtel GNSS receivers with an improved IMU offering more precise localization during satellite outages has expanded our roster of NovAtel Positioning Kits.

The new kits feature the upgraded PwrPak7-E2 and updated dual-antenna PwrPak7D-E2 enclosures. Both versions integrate the advanced Epson G370 IMU and include advanced interference detection and mitigation features. Users can capture data up to five days with 16GB of onboard storage.
Key features of the new enclosures include:

  • PwrPak7-E2: single-antenna connection with OEM7700 board and Epson G370N IMU
  • PwrPak7D-E2: Dual-antenna connection with heading information, OEM7720 board and Epson G370N IMU.
  • Epson G370N IMU improves performance with 200Hz INS data rate and greater gyroscope dynamic range.

Check out our NovAtel Positioning Kits page to learn more about the enclosures and how they fit every GNSS need.
New product: Velodyne Alpha Prime
The Alpha Prime represents the newest addition to the Velodyne family of 360-degree spinning LiDAR sensors , featuring 128 channels with a range of up to 245 meters.

The Alpha Prime's specifications include:

  • 360-degree horizontal field of view with 245m range.
  • 40-degree vertical field (-25 to +15 degrees).
  • vertical resolution of 0.11 degrees (non-linear).
  • detection: 150m on 5% NIST and 220m on 10% NIST.
  • dual return mode with 4.8 million points per second.
  • high-resolution (0.2 x 0.1 degrees) and point density.
  • new power efficiency for max operating temperature.
  • proprietary sensor-to-sensor interference mitigation.

Learn more the Alpha Prime's capabilities here .
What's happening at AutonomouStuff?
Meet the team: Paul Thurman
The employees at AutonomouStuff come from a rich array of backgrounds. Paul Thurman joined the crew this year after working more than 30 years on massive pieces of complex machinery: newspaper presses. For him, working amidst next-generation technology has been an inspiration.

"I remember the days when we only had one phone in the house, so to me, smart phone technology is like Star Trek coming to life , " Paul said. "Every day at AutonomouStuff, I see something new and exciting. It's interesting, and, to be honest, it's really inspiring ."
We love to hear how the work we do impacts people today, while we keep our focus on the future or mobility!

Read more about our awesome team .
Giving back: Movember style
Team AutonoMustache turned out in style this Movember to support men's health by raising money — and stubble.

Alongside the luxurious upper lips , we hosted in-house breakfasts, chili and soup cook-offs and the Movember AS Walk.

In conjunction with the Movember festivities, we also donated winter coats to the Peoria Dream Center's annual collection drive.

Learn mo' about Team AutonoMustache right here!
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 .
November Events
We had another busy month in November, with demonstrations of our technology at work at a show in China and speaking engagements on opposite sides of the United States for two of our executives.

Check out all the action in our November events blog post !
Upcoming events

January 7-10, 2020: CES 2020

March 2-3, 2020: Tech.AD Berlin

May 4-7, 2020: XPONENTIAL

June 16-18, 2020: AVT Expo

October 4-8, 2020: ITS World Congress
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