Map of the Month: September

OSM In Realtime is one of those visualizations that put the power of open source projects on display. The fact that there are hundreds of people mapping their corner of the world at any one time for the benefit of others is incredible, and it feels like we’ve only just scratched the surface of the […]

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Map of the Month August: Rotterdam to Amsterdam by Canal

The location feature in the bottom right corner of the video is a nice touch & conveniently qualifies this video for “Map of the Month”. Tweet your favorite infrastructure videos @dimo_network and we’ll add them to our youtube channel. Here’s another incredible look at canal infrastructure from the other side of the world:

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You Want to Partner? Write some code.

OpenPilot as an Open-Source Wedge into the Automotive Industry George Hotz started a company called Comma.Ai – their goal is: “solving self-driving cars while delivering shippable intermediaries.” George is known for his hot takes on AV technology – making a $10k bet with Elon Musk about his Tesla “Full Self Driving” timelines, publicly making fun […]

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Map of the Month – July

Bonus gallery: Moscow subway stations – some of the most beautiful public infrastructure in the modern world.

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[Project] Template: Automated Valet

[DIMO] was started around an idea for an initial [project]: building infrastructure to support automated parking applications. We’re open-sourcing some of the work we’ve done, and will continue to build on this [project] template over time. Here’s a view of the existing [projects] we’re tracking, as well as a proposed project that we’d love to […]

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Trolleys, Jaywalking & Going Vinyl

It’s easy to forget that for 100 years or so before cars most of the major cities in the US were well served by Trolleys (or Trams, as they call them in the rest of the world). A quick trip down the wikipedia rabbit hole turned up another excellent trolley map – this is Brooklyn […]

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The Feds Put Up A Website Tracking AV Projects. We’re Looking at the Data

NHTSA is the federal agency charged with keeping people safe on American roads. Earlier this month they announced they’ve developed a website to provide data from 65+ autonomous vehicle projects as a part of a fully-acronymed initiative: AV TEST (Automated Vehicle Transparency and Engagement for Safe Testing). “This online, public-facing platform will allow participants to […]

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Map of the Month – September, 2020

The Prepared is an all-time great newsletter for anyone interested in building things. This week they featured an incredible duo of independent map-makers – Tom & Barbara Harrison- who have been making custom maps for 4 decades. Check out the article from The Atlantic, and his website here. I picked up a copy of their […]

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iRobot is the Bleeding edge of Consumer Robotics

iRobot Announces Major Software Update, Shift From Pure Autonomy to Human-Robot Collaboration The CEO of iRobot gives a fascinating interview with IEEE Spectrum. They’ve been around since the early 00’s and are starting to self-actualize as a robotics company: “This whole journey has been earning the right to take this next step, because a robot […]

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“The Network is the Computer” becomes “The Road is the Vehicle” : CAVnue is building a smart road

This is a place for this team to share our perspective on what is happening, and why it’s important – particularly as it relates to what we’re building at DIMO. We’ll look to the past, and to our community (you) for inspiration, and we’ll try to pick topics that are (1) Relevant to DIMO (2) […]

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