AutonomouStuff September 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:
  • Autonomy and Positioning goes off road for precision agriculture
  • Autoware and Open Autonomy Pilot get a second look in Velocity

  • Special pricing: Quantum R-Series

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

  • Webinar Q&A: Putting the 'C' in CAV
  • Upcoming webinar: World Safety Summit miniseries by Velodyne Lidar
  • Upcoming events
Autonomy and Positioning goes off road for precision agriculture
Hexagon’s Autonomy and Positioning division has launched its first autonomy positioning and sensing kits for the agriculture market and validated these solutions in its new autonomous research and development tractor.

Through collaboration between its leading brands NovAtel and AutonomouStuff, the autonomous positioning and sensing kits were developed as part of Hexagon’s Smart Autonomous Mobility solutions portfolio launched at CES in early 2020. With decades of expertise in GNSS positioning, autonomy and safety-critical applications, NovAtel and AutonomouStuff created these solutions with agriculture machinery OEMs and robotic machinery manufacturers in mind.

“We’re excited to use this tractor as a platform to validate the human identification, obstacle detection and enhanced environmental awareness that our sensing kits add to our assured positioning solutions in agriculture," said John Buszek, VP of products and services at Hexagon | AutonomouStuff.

To learn more, check out the full press release announcing the kits, take an interactive 3D tour of the autonomous tractor or visit NovAtel's ag-autonomy page.
Autoware and Open Autonomy Pilot get a second look in Velocity
Every year, Hexagon's Autonomy and Positioning division releases Velocity magazine to highlight customer stories and technological breakthroughs; this year is no different.

Our Velocity 2020 magazine spotlights the autonomous tractor developed in collaboration between NovAtel and AutonomouStuff, both part of Hexagon. This technological breakthrough is the culmination of our expertise in GNSS positioning and sensor fusion

This year's issue also features Autoware.AI software upgraded by AutonomouStuff through the Open Autonomy Pilot and other advanced applications of positioning and autonomy technology.

Read the entire 2020 Velocity issue right here!

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: Allan MacAulay
Director of Strategic Business Development Allan MacAulay works with key customers and on strategic opportunities for Hexagon’s Autonomy & Positioning (A&P) division. Allan draws on his nearly decade of experience at NovAtel – also part of Hexagon’s A&P division – to bring the best solutions to the table for customers and partners worldwide, ensuring that we deliver on our mission to enable, accelerate and deploy the future of autonomy and transportation.
"I joined AutonomouStuff from NovAtel in 2019, shortly after the Hexagon acquisition," Allan said. "The AS team welcomed me with open arms from day one, and I have enjoyed being part of such a hard-working and fun-loving group of autonomy professionals. As a key contributor to our growth and evolution within Hexagon’s A&P division, I am excited for our future as we continue to mature and bring new core autonomy products and services to customers in on-road and off-road markets.”

We're working hard to leverage all the resources available through Hexagon to bring the most innovative autonomy solutions to market, and Allan's role connecting teams streamlines that process.

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.
Webinar Q&A: Putting the 'C' in CAV
Cohda Wireless joined AutonomouStuff in September for a webinar — Putting the 'C' in CAV — exploring the current state and potential of Connected Autonomous Vehicle technology.

Chief Technical Officer Paul Alexander detailed how Cohda Wireless hardware and software enables vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2X) communication to give vehicle perception systems unprecedented awareness of the surrounding environment — including detection of vehicles and pedestrians not in line of sight.

Several participants posed questions during the webinar that could not be addressed due to time constraints, so Paul followed up with written responses in a Q&A blog post.
Upcoming webinar: World Safety Summit miniseries by Velodyne Lidar
Velodyne Lidar will host a series of webinars leading up to its all-virtual World Safety Summit on October 22 — and Bobby Hambrick, AutonomouStuff founder and Chief Autonomy Officer for Hexagon's Autonomy and Positioning division, will be part of both!

Bobby will be the featured guest on a webinar scheduled for Oct. 2 to discuss what it takes to get autonomous vehicles on the road and his role for the World Safety Summit.

Find more information on the webinar right here.
Upcoming events

October 13-15, 2020: INTERGEO

October 22, 2020: World Safety Summit

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


June 8-10, 2021: AVT Expo

September 2021: MINExpo

October 11-15, 2021: ITS World Congress