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:
  • Accelerating AI with Lambda Labs
Products and vendors
  • Vendor highlight: Ibeo Automotive
  • New product: SMS Radar UMRR-96
  • Available today: NovAtel kits
What's happening at AutonomouStuff?
  • Meet the team: Nicole Chuich
  • Join our team!
  • October events
  • Upcoming events
Accelerating AI with Lambda Labs
AutonomouStuff recently acquired a new tool built by one of our partners to significantly expand our machine learning capabilities and deliver mature autonomy software at a faster pace.

The Lambda Labs Quad workstation with four GPUs provides an enhanced environment for algorithm training using convolutional neural networks. The Lambda workstation reduces training time for machine learning and opens new avenues for software development, particularly those using annotated images for object detection and classification.

Features of the Lambda Labs Quad include:
  • Four RTX 2080Ti GPUs
  • Quicker algorithm training and retraining time
  • More efficient timetables for AI models, enabling deployment in simulation or in the field
  • AI tasks completed nearly six times faster than single-GPU machine

Learn more about Lambda's customizable workstations and their capabilities here.
Products and vendors
Vendor highlight: Ibeo Automotive
Ibeo Automotive Systems, a global leader for LiDAR sensor technology and long-time partner of AutonomouStuff, has expanded its reach in North America. To best position itself in the evolving HAD/ADAS world, Ibeo established Ibeo Automotive USA, Inc, in Detroit, Michigan, in June, with a team led by President Paula Jones.

But that's not even close to all that is new with Ibeo Automotive!

Ibeo’s new release reference system, Ibeo.Reference 2019 , is a significant upgrade to the evaluation suite, providing better detection in lane tracking as well as improved dynamic and stationary object tracking. Other improvements include onboard tagging during test drives, wireless ECU connection, and precision time protocol.

Primarily, customers use the tool chain for validation of vehicle vision systems, such as Radar, camera, and LiDAR systems. AutonomouStuff is the preferred supplier for integration of Ibeo.Reference 2019, in addition to being the preferred installer of the ScaLa Fusion System , Ibeo's object detection system that uses laser scanners.

Ibeo’s biggest news: to have prototype samples of true solid state LiDAR available in 2020 . Its modular concept will support a wide range of applications from ADAS to AD with 4D output and 3D point cloud. It is small, light-weight and can be adapted to customers’ needs .

"Ibeo stands out in a crowd of LiDAR suppliers with proven technology as it is already in volume production for an automotive OEM in Europe, has 400 employees dedicated to perception and automated driving technology development, and is winning innovation and workplace awards in Germany. I feel privileged to be leading the operations in the U.S. and am encouraged by the early positive market reception here," said Jones.

At AutonomouStuff, we're looking forward everything new coming from Ibeo Automotive USA! Check out their products on our Ibeo page.
New product: SMS Radar UMRR-96
The newest Smartmicro 4D/UHD Radar sensor expands the capability of previous variable range Radar sensors with greater vertical coverage in addition to an expansive horizontal field of view.
The SMS Automotive Radar UMRR-96 is small, lightweight and robust, operating at 79GHz — ideal for automotive applications but adaptable for other uses and operable in its frequency band almost worldwide.
Key features of the UMRR-96 with Type 153 antenna include:
  • Operation at 79 GHz band
  • Patented transmit signal waveform
  • 15-degree vertical field of view
  • 130-degree horizontal field of view
  • IP-67 rated durability
  • CAN bus 100Mbit Ethernet·     

Check here to learn more about the SMS UMRR-96 with Type 153 antenna.

If more range is necessary, check here for the Type 132 model, which is currently available.
Available today:
NovAtel kits
We have worked very closely with the team at NovAtel to create the best collections of GNSS components for a wide spectrum of research and development positioning requirements. Kits currently in stock and available from AutonomouStuff have been designed to provide the necessary accuracy at different price points. Most include the NovAtel PwrPak7D with dual antennas. Check out the full range of kits and the capabilities of each set on the positioning kits page .
What's happening at AutonomouStuff?
Meet the team: Nicole Chuich
We're always excited to introduce new faces at AutonomouStuff, and this month we're turning to Nicole Chuich. She joined us as a Senior Accountant with 16 years of combined public and private accounting experience for a chance to work amidst cutting edge tech . But she found so much more!

"I was excited for the opportunity to work for a company on the cutting edge of autonomous vehicles," Nicole said. "But it gets even better! AutonomouStuff has such a great work environment , and they truly value their people, which makes going to work enjoyable. The combination is priceless!"
We strive for a culture that is welcoming and strives for excellence , and we're thrilled to have Nicole on the team!

Read more about our awesome team .
Join our team!
AutonomouStuff's rapid growth continues. We have more than doubled the size of our employee population since December 2017, and we are not slowing down . If you'd like to work for a company that values family and culture, that gives employees opportunities to grow along with it, and that is truly changing the future of transportation and so much more, we could be the perfect fit for you.

If you are interested in becoming part of our family, check out our  careers page .
October Events
October proved to be one of the busiest months of the year for the AutonomouStuff team, with shows all over the world , the continuation of our meetup series and an innovation conference right down the road from our headquarters' hometown.

Check out all the action in our October events blog post !
Upcoming events

November 5-8: SEMA

November 5-11: CIIE

 November 22: FAV Summit

January 7-10, 2020: CES 2020

March 2-3, 2020: Tech.AD Berlin

May 4-7, 2020: XPONENTIAL

June 16-18, 2020: AVT Expo