Seegrid Maps Route to Self-Driving Cars Featured in SiliconANGLE

Seegrid’s vision-guided autonomous vehicles have been working alongside humans in the manufacturing industry for 13 years. Now, the company is looking at moving its vision technology toward the self-driving car industry, according to James Farrell of SiliconANGLE.

The vision technology provides depth perception much like human eyes: It sees, records the route and then recognizes the space where it has been when it travels again. The algorithm in the system can analyze the chances of something getting in its way, much like people do when they walk around a busy area such as a warehouse. This technology is currently being used by companies such as BMW, Jaguar, and Whirlpool, which has 54 Seegrid self-learning vehicles on its warehouse floors.

Seegrid now hopes to leverage that technology to guide self-driving cars. Seegrid has already logged around 500,000 incident-free miles in distribution centers and factories, with autonomous vehicles driving alongside humans in complex environments. “In 2017, we are aiming to expand our initial prototypes and further test the applicability of cameras on consumer cars,” Jeff Christensen, vice president of products and services at Seegrid, said in an interview with SiliconANGLE.

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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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