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Alan Cameron is editor-in-chief and publisher of GPS World magazine, where he has worked since 2000. He also writes the monthly GNSS Design & Test e-Newsletter and the Wide Awake blog.

Posts by Alan Cameron

GNSS jam-proof test range ready for customer testing Posted on 25 May 2016 in the GNSS & Opinions categories.

A new dimension in real-world PNT testing has arrived. One of the most critical things to predict for chips, receivers and devices using alternative or back-up PNT technologies is how... Read more»

New engineering team at NovAtel to deliver safe positioning technology for autonomous vehicles Posted on 20 May 2016 in the Featured Stories & OEM & Transportation & UAV/UGV categories.

NovAtel Inc. announced a new initiative and engineering team to develop functionally safe GNSS positioning technology for fully autonomous applications. The company leverages its extensive experience developing safety-critical systems for... Read more»

Amsterdam declaration advances Europe in autonomous driving Posted on 09 May 2016 in the Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

Europe has leapt forward in the ragged advance toward autonomous road travel. The Declaration of Amsterdam, “Cooperation in the field of connected and automated driving,” signed April 14 by the... Read more»

GNSS has bad days, too Posted on 27 Apr 2016 in the GNSS & Opinions categories.

“Even the best technology has a bad day,” Charles Schue told the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), which relies very heavily on the best technology to keep the world’s financial... Read more»

SatNav engineering by the book Posted on 30 Mar 2016 in the GNSS categories.

Engineering Satellite-Based Navigation and Timing: Global Navigation Satellite Systems, Signals, and Receivers John W. Betz ISBN: 978-1-118-61597-3; 672 pages December 2015, Wiley-IEEE Press Hardcover print or ebook available A new... Read more»

Driverless Conference sparks autonomous car development analysis Posted on 24 Mar 2016 in the GNSS & Opinions categories.

GPS and GNSS have changed the world. Of that there can be no doubt. But in terms of sheer change, both qualitative and quantitative — we ain’t seen nothing yet.... Read more»

World dodges GPS bullet Posted on 24 Feb 2016 in the GNSS & Opinions categories.

It happened in the blink of an eye. Less than a blink. Far less, actually. Slightly more than one one-thousandth of an eye blink, according to calculations. In that amount... Read more»

Out in Front: ION-ITM addresses ethics of autonomy Posted on 22 Feb 2016 in the From the Magazine & Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

The talk veered off into rather heady philosophical realms at the plenary session for ION’s International Technial Meeting in late January. Two of the three speakers had been encouraged to... Read more»