AutonomouStuff October News
AutonomouStuff leads the industry in enabling, accelerating and deploying the future of autonomy. Our team works hard to remain at the forefront of technology in this fast-paced, ever-changing industry. Despite constant change and innovation, one goal remains steadfast: help our customers succeed. Communication is a vital component of that goal, so each month we share what's new, what's exciting and the success of our partnerships.

In this issue:

  • Autoware Foundation demonstrates Autonomous Valet Parking with AS

  • New product: Lucid Helios2 camera

What's happening at AutonomouStuff?
  • Giving back in style: Movember
  • Meet the team: John Hawkins
  • AutonomouStuff culture
  • Hexagon's response to COVID-19

  • Upcoming events
Autoware Foundation demonstrates Autonomous Valet Parking with AS
AutonomouStuff hosted the Autoware Foundation and Apex.AI at its Silicon Valley office in October for the culmination of a community development effort that adds significant new functionality to the Autoware.Auto self-driving software stack: Autonomous Valet Parking (AVP).

As one of the most critical elements of our Open Autonomy Pilot, Autoware gives autonomous driving hardware and software developers a robust system to test innovative ideas and deliver results.

The successful introduction of AVP opens even more opportunities, on top of the capability to send a vehicle off to park itself and then return autonomously — all from the screen of a cellphone.

Development tools to showcase the AVP enhanced functionality included:
  • a Lexus RX450h platform with an AutonomouStuff PACMod 3.0 drive-by-wire system.
  • automotive-grade navigation software.
  • a 3D map of the parking lot to test software in simulation prior to real-world deployment.

With AVP and the tap of a finger, Autoware can now park a vehicle and retrieve it on command! For more details and video of the demonstration, check out the Autoware Foundation blog.
New product: Lucid Helios2 camera
The second-generation Lucid Helios2 camera improves upon the previous iteration with sub-millimeter precision accuracy and an IP67 rating that offers greater protection from the elements.

The new model additionally offers higher industry immunity standards, Power over Ethernet and an expanded working range of 8.3m.

Key specifications include:
  • IP67 protection
  • 8.3m working range
  • M12 and M8 connectors
  • Sony DepthSense IMX556 sensor, 640x480 resolution at 30FPS

For more details, check out our product page.
What's happening at AutonomouStuff?
Giving back in style: Movember
Team AutonoMustache will be back in action this Movember to support men's health with the most masculine facial fashion accessory.

The annual assemblage of luxurious upper lips at AutonomouStuff every November is one way we try to give back to the communities where we work an live.

Find out how to support Team AutonoMustache — and how long it takes for a smattering of stubble to evolve into a handsome handlebar — right here!
Meet the team: John Hawkins
John Hawkins recently joined the AutonomouStuff team in Morton and is putting two decades of warehousing industry experience to work helping manage our inventory. John said the new position requires a different approach to familiar skills and a fresh perspective. Before joining AS, John also lived in Finland for 11 years, where he taught English, studied languages and edited texts, in addition to raising a son who now lives and works in Scotland.

"Now, dealing with direct inventory, I find it interesting because of how it behaves in the system, requiring a different type of thinking," John said. "In my previous job, our inventory dealt with a lot of outdated machinery, whereas now I'm dealing with cutting edge technology. That's exciting."

Learn more about our awesome team here.
AutonomouStuff culture
AutonomouStuff values relationships — with employees, partners, and the communities where we all live. We strive to give employees opportunities to grow alongside the company, while together setting a course for the future of transportation. We consider the culture that has evolved at AutonomouStuff a vital part of the enterprise, and we work hard to maintain an environment that cherishes individuality, nurtures teamwork, and ultimately makes us more like family than colleagues.

Learn more about our culture.
Hexagon's response to COVID-19
COVID-19 is affecting everyone on a global scale, which means that we all must work together to limit the spread of the virus and protect the people at risk. At Hexagon, our priority is keeping our employees and customers safe, and we are following all guidelines and recommendations set up at national, regional and local levels to do so.

Through all of this, we recognize that our employees and our customers are relying on Hexagon more than ever. Rest assured that we are taking all necessary steps to protect our employees and to minimize risk to the supply of our products and our services to our customers.

At Hexagon | AutonomouStuff, we see our customer relationships as partnerships — working together, we can all achieve our goals. That’s how we established ourselves in the autonomy industry over the last decade. We take that responsibility seriously, now more than ever, and are taking all the necessary steps to support our partners and the communities where we all live.
Upcoming events


June 8-10, 2021: AVT Expo

September 2021: MINExpo

October 11-15, 2021: ITS World Congress