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Drone Piloted by Brainwaves Demonstrated in Portugal

February 26, 2015By

Technology that allows a drone to be piloted using a person’s brainwaves has been demonstrated in Portugal, reports BBC News. Drone specialist Tekever adapted existing electroencephalography (EEG) technology to enable a pilot on the ground to send instructions to the drone software, a technology it calls Brainflight. Tekever told BBC News that the technology could enable people with restricted movement to control a... read more

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Microsemi GNSS Master Solves Small-Cell Synchronization Issue

February 26, 2015By

Microsemi Corporation is offering a new Integrated GNSS Master (IGM) solution for small cell synchronization. The IGM is the company’s first solution that fully integrates a 1588v2 PTP grandmaster with a GNSS receiver and antenna in a small, fully contained package, designed to mount indoors. The Microsemi IGM solves the challenge of indoor synchronization, which has been a significant hurdle for cost-effective... read more

LocationSmart, Locaid to Merge for Cloud-Based Location Services

February 26, 2015By

LocationSmart, a provider of cloud-based location and interactivity services, and Locaid, a location-as-a-service platform for enterprise location, have merged to create an enterprise mobility platform for cloud-based location services. The merger agreement was unanimously approved by the boards of directors of LocationSmart and Locaid, and stockholders of both companies approved the merger on Feb. 19.  The combined company will operate under the LocationSmart... read more

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MWC 2015: Anritsu to Showcase Cloud-Based Connected Car System for Fleets

February 25, 2015By

Anritsu plans to showcase a sophisticated, cloud-based connected car system for fleet tracking at Mobile World Congress 2015, which will be held in Barcelona March 2-5. The system was developed by the University of Hertfordshire in the UK with the help of network simulation technology from Anritsu. The system will be demonstrated using a GNSS simulator from Spectracom to provide location... read more

Topcon Partners with Toro on GPS-guided Turf Sprayer

February 25, 2015By
The Toro Multi Pro 5800 sprayer will get Topcon GPS guidance.

Topcon Positioning Group is partnering with The Toro Company to develop a GPS-guided sprayer that Toro will start selling to the commercial equipment marketplace this summer. The GeoLink system will be available for the Toro Multi Pro 5800 initially, with plans to offer it for a broader range of Toro sprayers in the future. “We’re thrilled to partner with Toro on our debut in... read more

Farmers Edge Acquires GranDuke Geomatics for Precision Agriculture

February 25, 2015By

Farmers Edge Inc., a precision agriculture and independent data-management company, has acquired GranDuke Geomatics Ltd. of Lethbridge, Alberta. The agreement was finalized on Jan. 9, giving control of the geospatial solutions and software development company to Farmers Edge. Headquartered in Winnipeg, Canada, Farmers Edge has operations in North and South America, Australia, Russia and Eastern Europe. The company said it’s goal is... read more

Kalashnikov Goes Airborne with UAV Acquisition

February 23, 2015By

Russian automatic weapons maker Kalashnikov Concern is acquiring UAV company, according to Defense News. Kalashnikov produces a well-known assault rifle. The acquisition of the UAV companyZALA Aero is part of the company’s development strategy through 2020, according to a statement released to Defense News. “Based off Kalashnikov Concern and ZALA Aero company, we plan to develop and manufacture drones, mobile and earth-based management... read more

Volvo Presents System for Integrating Autonomous Cars into Traffic

February 23, 2015By
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Volvo Cars has a complete system solution that makes it possible to integrate self-driving cars into real traffic, with ordinary people in the driver’s seat. The automaker presented its planned system in an online press conference Feb. 19. “We are entering uncharted territory in the field of autonomous driving,” said Peter Mertens, senior vice president of Research and Development, Volvo Car Group. “Taking the... read more