093 LiDAR for iPhones, Undiscovered Ancient Ruins, & Autonomous Cars | Todd Neff

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LiDAR is becoming more ubiquitous. You’ve probably heard the term thrown around in regards to autonomous vehicles or as a feature of new iPhones and iPads. But what the heck is LiDAR?

To understand what LiDAR is and how it’ll affect us, I’m joined by Todd Neff in this episode. Todd is the author of the book, The Laser That's Changing the World: The Amazing Stories behind Lidar, from 3D Mapping to Self-Driving Cars.

Tune in to learn…

-How LiDAR works,

-The ancient ruins LiDAR is finding in the Amazon Forest!

-LiDAR vs Radar vs Sonar,

-How LiDAR scanning is being used for Hollywood’s CGI special effects,

-The history of LiDAR beginning in the 1930’s,

-How LiDAR factors into autonomous vehicles (and why Elon Musk think’s it is a crutch),

-What LiDAR in your smartphone will do,

-& so much more!

Grab your copy of Todd’s book, The Laser That's Changing the World: The Amazing Stories behind Lidar, from 3D Mapping to Self-Driving Cars, at https://amzn.to/2RbvNz0

Visit Todd’s website for more info and photos at https://toddneff.com/

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