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Allvision: Mapping City Infrastructure

Aging infrastructure is stretching to accommodate increasingly difficult mobility demands of contemporary cities. The introduction of autonomous vehicles, micro-mobility and an emphasis on increased accessibility pose unique challenges that require modern solutions. Allvision strives to make sense of the surrounding world by organizing and analyzing rich spatial data provided by its partners and customers – generated from autonomous vehicles, high definition mapping and other remote sensing solutions (satellite and aerial imagery). “The future is sensored vehicles, whether they are autonomous or not,” said Aaron Morris. CEO of Allvision. “They will be mapping all of the time. Wouldn’t it be great if that data had a place to add value and help maintain infrastructure?” With experience from institutions such as Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute, Autodesk and Bentley Systems and a background rooted strongly in LiDAR, computer vision and machine learning, the Allvision team has been working on industry leading solutions in reality capture and autonomous systems for over two decades. Allvision’s core product is a platform that aggregates multiple sources of 3D data and, through the power of Machine Learning and Cloud Computing, provides analysis to derive actionable information. The unique insights coming out of Allvision’s platform give businesses and governments the ability to make informed decisions in near real-time with maximum confidence. To showcase Allvision’s technology, Morris fitted a custom-built LiDAR to the roof of his 1987 Pontiac Firebird restored to look like KITT from the famed TV show “Knight Rider.” The car not only attracts attention around its East Liberty headquarters, but it shows the feasibility of attaching a sensor to any vehicle to turn it into a lean, mean, mapping machine. Read more RoadTrip 2.0 Coverage here.