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GPS OCX Ground Control in GAO Report

May 30, 2013 - By

A March 2013 report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) seems to claim that the projected cost of the next-generation GPS ground-control system, known as OCX, increased by 43 percent, or $1 billion over the past year, to a total cost estimate of $3.7 billion. As GPS World contributing editor Don Jewell wrote shortly after the GAO release, “In fact,... read more

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CNES Computes Real-Time Decimeter-Accuracy Orbits with Galileo

May 30, 2013 - By

The first four Galileo satellites used for in-orbit validation were launched in October 2011 and October 2012.They are now transmitting their signals on an operational basis. Thanks to the simultaneous use of these four satellites, the European Space Agency was able to compute the first autonomous Galileo-only fix using broadcast ephemerides in March 2013. Using data from the real-time service... read more

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Denver Airport Begins Arrivals and Departures with NextGen

May 29, 2013 - By

Denver International Airport (DIA) has fully implemented its new arrival and departure procedures, the next phase in the Federal Aviation Administration’s mass overhaul of U.S. airspace, called NextGen. Denver is among the airports at the front end of the adoption process, and is highlighted in an in-depth feature in the Denver Post. According to the article, “The recently completed phase... read more

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ST-Ericsson Sells GPS Business to Intel

May 29, 2013 - By

ST-Ericsson, a joint venture of STMicroelectronics and Ericsson, has sold its mobile connectivity GNSS business to Intel. ST-Ericsson, which focuses on mobile and wireless chips, announced the sale on Tuesday without naming the buyer. An Intel spokesman later said the U.S. chipmaker bought the assets. According to ST-Ericsson, the sale “represents another step in the execution of Ericsson’s and ST’s... read more

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CTIA: Automakers Developing Their Own Infotainment Apps

May 28, 2013 - By

By Janice Partyka It’s a trifecta. The most interesting news at CES, Mobile World Congress, and now CTIA was the connected vehicle. Last week at CTIA, the biggest mobile conference in the U.S., GM and OnStar demonstrated ideas of what we can expect in vehicles once AT&T’s LTE network makes its way into vehicles. We heard about many of their... read more

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Google and Facebook Eye Waze as Potential Purchase

May 28, 2013 - By

Since the recent CTIA conference wasn’t the buffet of location news, one potential deal could really set the industry on fire going into the summer months. Google and Facebook both are rumored to be in talks to purchase Waze. Some say this would mean Facebook would transform into a mobile advertising company, with local ads, if it were the winning... read more

TeleCommunication System Next Gen 911 First in Production with Carriers

May 28, 2013 - By

TeleCommunication Systems (TCS), a provider of mobile communication technology, announced that its TCS VoLTE9-1-1 service is first into production with Tier-1 wireless carriers, including two of the largest North American operators. The fully customizable solution enables 4G/LTE carriers to provide both 911 call routing and originating coarse/precise location information, including the 10-digit callback number, to public safety access points (PSAPs).... read more

u-blox Introduces High-Performance Parallel GPS/GLONASS Module

May 28, 2013 - By

Swiss u-blox introduces the surface-mount MAX-M5Q, a compact satellite positioning module that supports GPS and GLONASS, as well as Japanese QZSS satellite GNSS systems. High-performance GPS/GLONASS parallel operation is also supported to enhance positioning speed and accuracy. Designed for use in rugged environments and wide temperature range, MAX-M5Q is intended for industrial machine-to-machine (M2M) applications as well as Russia’s ERA-GLONASS... read more