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Since the last eNewsletter I have returned from Hexagon Live (and alive) in Las Vegas plus another short trip back to Orlando, FL to present a paper at the ASCE Transportation and Development Institute. This was the first public announcement of the Learn Mobile LiDAR website which our TRB team has been working on for the past 9 months. Please have a look and pass the word as I think you are going to find this an extremely valuable educational resource concerning the use of mobile LiDAR for transportation applications and beyond.
For a glimpse into the future, be sure to read David Abell's article on the use of LiDAR to support autonomous vehicles now being pushed by the insurance companies and car makers. This is going to happen, and sooner than you may think.
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Gene Roe, LS, PE, PhD
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