Louis Nastro, MA, MS, Director Land Products, Applanix Corporation

Louis Nastro, MA, MS, Director Land Products, Applanix Corporation, talks about their relationship with Stanford for the 2007 Darpa Urban Challenge, and what is integrated into Junior. Most notably, howe’ver, is the unit’s GPS, which allows the car to run for up to an hour with no signal.

From applanix.com:

Applanix is the industry leader in the development and manufacture of integrated Inertial/GPS technology. The company’s Position and Orientation Systems (POS) are used worldwide for a variety of applications such as, aerial survey and mapping, remote sensing, road profiling, GIS data acquisition, and hydrographic surveying. Applanix strives to provide excellent service and support to our customers around the world – anywhere, at anytime.

About the Author:

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and the Concept Car of the Year, and former member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year #NACTOY. She is a guest contributor for Via Corsa magazine and Vicarious magazine.

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