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Successful and Precise Tracking of Vehicles in NYC

The New York City demonstrator project stems from a DOT sponsored initiative to study how Circulator Vehicles can improve safety, quality of living and efficiency in a city. To date, no other technology could track a vehicle within a single lane given the dynamic nature of NYC’s streets. 5D developed, manufactured and deployed systems that plugged into the city’s existing street light infrastructure. Our systems were installed on 25 light posts along 6th Avenue from 45th St. to 55th Street. The installation took the NYC DOT workers a total of 4 hours to complete. This system was then used to track a vehicle over the course of several days and to demonstrate the accuracy of the position measurements in dynamic city streets.

Demonstrations were conducted in September, November, December of 2016 with successful tracking of a vehicle outfitted with a 5D position sensor and antenna on top of a car.

Date:  Dec 29, 2016

5D Robotics Board Appoints Ketan Kamdar CEO

5D RoboticsTM has appointed Ketan Kamdar as Chief Executive Officer and member of the board of directors effective August 18, 2016. David Bruemmer, 5D RoboticsTM co-founder and previous CEO takes on the role of Chief Technology Officer full time. Previously, David had been performing both roles for the company.

Larry Hershfield, Chairman of the Board at 5D RoboticsTM commented, “We are very pleased to have Ketan join and lead the next phase of 5D RoboticsTM growth. Ketan is a highly accomplished executive with a deep understanding of technology and how it can scale to gain the best value for customers and investors.”

“Ketan’s previous leadership experience with start-ups, and mobile solutions providers including Broadcom and AT&T makes him well suited to take 5DTM through its journey providing precise positioning, navigation, and radar solutions. We are excited to have him with us.” said David Bruemmer.

Ketan Kamdar commented, “Our markets range from industrial to automotive, and we have great partner companies. With the acquisition of Time Domain earlier this year, we have several technologies and capabilities across all of 5DTM based on Ultra Wideband (UWB) for ranging, positioning, and radar. Our immediate focus is on providing positioning and navigation with our UWB and software for autonomous vehicles in harsh environments, for both new and existing customers. Putting all these abilities together makes this a wonderful time to join the 5D RoboticsTM team and participate in this exciting company.”

Date:  Aug 18, 2016

5D Robotics Participates as Exhibitor of the 2016 U.S. National Drone Racing Championships

SAN DIEGO, CA (August 2, 2016) – 5D Robotics, Inc., joins technology leaders as exhibitors of the 2016 U.S. National Drone Racing Championships taking place on Governors Island in New York City, August 5-7. In addition to the exciting, first-person-view (FPV) drone race taking place during the event, experts in the unmanned aerial, robotics and technology industries will gather to discuss, “Drone Racing as a 21st Century Sport,” and the potential impact on the insurance and entertainment industries, economic development and regulatory sector.

Treggon Owens, 5D’s Chief Innovation Officer, will serve as a moderator for two thought provoking panels on Saturday, August 6th at 2:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. EST. The first panel, “Drone Racing and its Impact on Insurance, Regulation and Society,” will look into drone racing’s influence on business, entertainment and sports. Delving further into the topic of regulation, the second panel, “Regulatory, Policy and Innovation,” will address how operators can reduce regulatory risks while taking advantage of the safety and economic opportunities that the drone industry is creating.

“We’re excited to be a part of the second annual U.S. National Drone Racing Championships and to support this 21st Century Sport,” said Phil Mann, Chief Marketing Officer at 5D RoboticsTM. “We see great, near-term opportunities in the aerial drone industry to not only serve as a source of entertainment, sport and leisure, but to also play an integral role in business operations for a variety of industries. 5D’s positioning and behavior capabilities can enable drones to fly with greater precision and reliability in virtually any environment. By joining forces with other leaders in the industry, we are helping to further innovation that will bring autonomous drones to the world.”

5D RoboticsTM will also have on display the WHILL personal mobility device, which is integrated with 5D’s engineered software behaviors and utilizes Short Pulse Radio Signal (PulseON® UWB) sensors. The device highlights the company’s technology capabilities and potential to provide autonomous technology to new devices. The company tent will be adjacent to the AIG VIP tent located at the trackside entrance.
About 5D Robotics, Inc.

5D Robotics, Inc., headquartered in San Diego, is a world leader in the development of technologies that provide extremely accurate position and navigation, obstacle avoidance, and guarded motion. These solutions work in any almost any environment including rain, snow, indoors, outdoors, and without GPS. 5D’s solution can be found in over 30 air and ground vehicles ranging in applications from industrial, mapping and inspection, automotive, and smart mobility. Our mission is accurate positioning and reliable behaviors for assured motion in any environment.

For more information, contact:
Monica England
Marketing Director
(442) 325-0041

Date:  Aug 02, 2016