Tag: Street

19
Aug

Will ‘Invisible Messages’ in Street Signs Steer Self-Driving Cars? | News & Opinion

Self-driving cars are coming, but they’ll clearly need external guidance, something I heard more about at a recent Ford event. One of the most common and potentially pervasive solutions is vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication, which Cadillac has already implemented on its latest CTS sedan. In fact, ahead of the recent self-driving car craze, the federal government mandated that

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13
May

Google Maps uses Street View to keep you on the right path

If that sounds familiar, it’s because Google added it to the web version of Maps many year ago, in 2008 in fact (as Android Police notes). Tapping on the Street View image opens it up full-screen, properly facing the direction you’re going on the route. Most people are probably happy enough with the info provided by the turn-by-turn navigation, but

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9
May

Google is making 360-degree cameras Street View-ready

There will be 20 certified cameras arriving in 2017. Logically, not all of them get the same certifications — as you can see below, it varies from brand to brand. You’d want to gravitate toward companies like Yi Technology for a mobile ready camera, for instance, while you’d want to look at a company such as Matterport for VR. As

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4
May

All Google needs to update business info is a Street View photo

More directly, it builds on the way that Google has been extracting house numbers for Street View for the past few years. It took a lot of doing, though. Datasets made up of multiple versions of the same signs had to be pored over to make up for visual artifacts and blurring. The algorithms then pieced these images together to

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16
Mar

Repel Into an Active Volcano Via Google Street View | News & Opinion

Unless you’re a world traveler, there’s a good chance you’ll never make it to Vanuatu, an archipelago of 80 tiny islands located more than a thousand miles off the coast of Australia. But now, thanks to Google, anyone with a computer can explore the remote country’s jungles, black sand beaches, and even peer inside an active volcano. “Starting

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16
Mar

Stare into an active volcano with Google Street View

“Standing at the edge and feeling the heat lick your skin is phenomenal,” team member Chris Horsley told Google. “I hope that by putting this place on the map people will realize what a beautiful world we live in.” Chances are none of us will visit Ambrym or any of the other far-off places that you can simply click through

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2
Mar

Snapchat's cavalier attitude draws the eye of Wall Street watchdogs

Snapchat's parent company has finally filed for its IPO, and Wall Street has questions. Beyond what Reuters reports is the "richest" initial public offering since Facebook, is news that an investor committee advising the Securities and Exchange Commi… Source link

23
Feb

San Diego Investing $30M for Smart Street Lights | News & Opinion

Data could be used to help direct drivers to open parking spots and assist first responders. San Diego is about to get a lot smarter. The city this week announced a $30 million project to deploy what it’s calling “the world’s largest smart city [internet of things] sensor platform.” In partnership with

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