Automotive

u-blox Launches u-blox 7 GPS, GLONASS and QZSS Modules

October 5, 2012By
u-blox’ MAX, NEO, and LEA-7 GPS/GNSS modules support all available satellite positioning systems.

u-blox, the Swiss positioning and wireless module and chip company, has announced its latest multi-GNSS receiver modules MAX-7, NEO-7 and LEA-7 in u-blox’s form factors. They support all satellite positioning systems in operation today: GPS, GLONASS, QZSS and SBAS. The modules target telematics applications such as asset and fleet management as well as portable tracking devices. “Each MAX-7, NEO-7 and... read more

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Rand McNally GPS for RVers Includes Weather, Rear-View Camera Capability

October 2, 2012By
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Rand McNally today introduced the RVND 7720, a 7-inch RV GPS device with Wi-Fi connectivity allowing for real-time weather information and display, and new hardware with rugged casing, video input, and brighter screen. The new device — shipping now to stores, online retailers, and RV dealers and distributors — joins Rand McNally’s line of RVND GPS devices for RVers. Rand... read more

Telematic Future: eCall, Insurance, Drive-Share

January 1, 2012By
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Consider two notable developments in 2011 that will influence the development of consumer transportation: China became the largest manufacturer of automobiles, producing more than 18 million vehicles, easily overtaking Europe and North America; smartphone volume shipments surpassed the volume of laptops and desktop PCs combined. Reflecting these two rising economic rockets, the November Munich Telematics show drew its largest attendance yet, 500-plus participants, and a greatly expanded exhibit area. read more

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Pulling in All Signals

March 1, 2010By
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Adding GLONASS to GPS gives a total of about 50 satellites, for a significant improvement in navigation availability, reliability, robustness, and convergence time through a new multi-GNSS precise point positioning (PPP) service. System performance and field results demonstrate that there is no need to await future constellations — better performance is available now. read more

GNSS Receiver Evaluation

January 1, 2009By
FIGURE 1. Traditional in-vehicle receiver testing.

This article addresses how best to quantify “which navigation system performs best” in a realistic testing scenario. The methodology focuses on land vehicles navigating in urban environments, but applies equally well to pedestrian navigation and can be adapted for testing assisted-GNSS implementations. During a drive test, the truth-reference system and RF recording system log samples to disk, with no need for the receivers under test to be included during the actual drive. read more