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WaveSense enables autonomous cars to see through snow covered roads & more

Techstination feature for Monday, March 16, 2020

Techstination, your destination for gadgets and gear.   I’m Fred Fishkin.         The camera sensors many cars are using today for lane departure warnings and more…will also play a big role when it comes to autonomous vehicles.   But what happens when a road is snow covered…or when the lane markings are missing.     An MIT spin off called WaveSense is using ground penetrating radar…that sees ten feet below the road surface…and creates underground maps….to solve those problems.   CEO Tarik Bolat…

“What WaveSense does is unlock a key set of autonomous features that in order to perform need to have very, very good reliability because they are safety critical features.  It’s not just what’s the best route to get from here to there.  It’s where am I, where’s the vehicle to a centimeter level.”

The CEO expects to see the technology start arriving through the company’s partners as soon as next year.   Head to for more. 

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