Ibeo and ams Solid-State LiDAR Technology to Enable Future Autonomous Driving Vehicles

ams and Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH confirmed that ams Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL) technology is a core component of Ibeo’s solid-state LiDAR solution, ibeoNEXT. Ibeo´s LiDAR system will be used in Level-3 automated driving on production vehicles at Great Wall Motor Company starting in 2022.

The ams VCSEL array has power density, conversion efficiency, and pitch. ams R&D provides enhancements around integrated functional-safety standard and eye-safety features, leading to robust technology. The VCSEL manufacturing technology allows for flexibility in layout design regarding number of pixels, their size and pitch, and specific addressability patterns. In addition, ams has the required capabilities to co-develop emitter, current driver, and optics. The company´s high-power VCSELs can differentiate in scan and flash applications as they are less sensitive to individual emitter failures, are more stable in temperature ranges, and are ideal to integrate.

Ibeo´s flagship ibeoNEXT will be used in Great Wall vehicles

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Car sales rise and car-share companies boom as pandemic upends transportation



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Like many people in recent months, AnnaLiisa Ariosa-Benston of Brooklyn has seen her primary sources of income transform in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. An arts event producer, she now is picking up odd jobs in renovation and design to make money. And to do so, she has found – for the first time in her ten years of living in New York City – that she needs a car.

Despite having used Uber and Lyft in the past, Ariosa-Benston now says she wouldn’t feel as comfortable sharing space with a stranger in a small vehicle. She recently tried to rent a car in New York City and found all the rental locations near her were booked out in advance or extremely expensive. In another attempt to find a car on a work trip in Atlanta, she checked

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Marine amphibious assault vehicle successfully recovered with remains of all 8 missing service members on board

A Marine Corps amphibious assault vehicle that sank after a recent training accident was successfully recovered with the bodies of all the missing service members on board, the Corps announced late Friday evening.

The vehicle, that originally had 15 Marines and one sailor on board, was returning from San Clemente Island, California, on the evening of July 30 after completing a training raid with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit.

The crew reported taking on water before the vessel “rapidly” sank.

Eight Marines successfully escaped the vehicle, but one, Lance Cpl. Guillermo S. Perez, a 19-year-old from New Braunfels, Texas, was pronounced dead on the scene while two other Marines were rushed to the hospital, Marine Corps Times previously reported.

Still onboard the AAV when it sank were Pfc. Bryan J. Baltierra, 18, of Corona, California, a rifleman, Lance Cpl. Marco A. Barranco, 21, of Montebello, California, a rifleman, Pfc. Evan

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NGL Energy Partners LP Announces New Acreage Dedication for Produced Water Transportation and Disposal in the Northern Delaware Basin

NGL Energy Partners LP (NYSE: NGL) (“NGL” or the “Partnership”) announced today that the Partnership signed a new long-term produced water transportation and disposal agreement with a leading independent producer operating in Eddy and Lea Counties within the Delaware Basin. This agreement includes a 10 year acreage dedication totaling approximately 10,000 acres and an additional area of mutual interest (AMI) for future growth. The producer currently has a 53,000 acre position within the AMI which includes all of Eddy and Lea counties in New Mexico. As it has with other recent dedications, the Partnership plans to use its existing infrastructure and significant disposal capacity to service this new contract. “We are pleased to announce this agreement that allows us to continue to grow with this customer as it develops its resource and increase our dedicated acreage portfolio in the Northern Delaware Basin,” said Doug White, EVP Water Solutions.

NGL owns

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