Seegrid Has Developed Stereo Cameras for Driverless Cars According to CNBC

Seegrid, the pioneer and leader in three-dimensional vision navigation, was recently profiled by CNBC. According to CNBC, Pittsburgh-based Seegrid has been making vehicles drive autonomously for a dozen years. The company, founded in 2003, develops sensors and software to move industrial trucks around manufacturing facilities and distribution centers for companies like Whirlpool, Volvo, BMW, and Jaguar.

Seegrid CEO Jim Rock said the technology has proven itself to be ready for the roads. “We’ve done nearly 500,000 miles in actual customer production environments with no accidents,” noted Rock. The “evidence grid” software that captures and translates the data is what sets it apart from others in the industry according to Rock.

Seegrid’s vehicles navigate entirely stereo cameras that give the robots a depth of vision.  “It’s just like the two eyes that are in human beings,” said Jeff Christensen, Seegrid’s vice president of products. “You get a depth of field.”  Christensen also added that stereo cameras are a better choice as a primary sensor. “Then you can get both the image data and the ranging data from a single sensor.”

CNBC noted Seegrid is not looking to build its own cars, but instead partner with an automaker and sell its sensor kit. The company has a prototype using a Nissan Leaf to test its sensors outside of a manufacturing setting for the first time. 

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Seegrid (, the pioneer and leader in three-dimensional vision navigation, provides unique and revolutionary automation technology for materials handling. Engineered with state-of-the-art Seegrid Vision, industrial trucks are transformed into the next generation of automated guided vehicles (AGVs): vision guided vehicles (VGVs). VGVs navigate without wires, lasers, magnets, or tape and they deliver unmatched flexibility. Designed for simplicity and reliability, the Seegrid flexible automation solution is available in a line of pallet trucks and tow tractors.

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