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New engineering team at NovAtel to deliver safe positioning technology for autonomous vehicles

May 20, 2016By
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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 the aviation industry to meet the future safety thresholds required for driverless cars and autonomous applications in agriculture, mining, and other government, military and commercial markets. In early 2015, NovAtel... read more

AUVSI showcases Xponential growth of UAV market

May 18, 2016By
AUVSI's newly christened "Xponential" show drew together hundreds of commercial UAV products and services. (Photo: Joelle Harms, GPS World)

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) hosted another big UAV show this month. Renamed Xponential, to denote the rapid growth in unmanned systems, the May 2-5 gathering in New Orleans was up to its billing — with 8,000 attendees from 55 countries, and 650 exhibitors. The morning plenary sessions notably included a pitch from Amazon for a low-level, high-speed transit... read more

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Trimble offers GNSS module for system integrators

May 9, 2016By
MB-Two module by Trimble.

Trimble has introduced the MB-Two GNSS module, which delivers highly accurate GNSS-based heading plus pitch or roll in an advanced industry standard form-factor for system integrators. The module’s embedded Z-Blade GNSS technology uses all available dual-frequency GNSS signals equally, without any constellation preference, to deliver fast and stable centimeter-accurate position and heading information, the company said. The MB-Two is designed... read more

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Launchpad: Galileo-ready receivers

May 5, 2016By
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OEM: Galileo-ready receivers Triple-frequency receiver Ready for Galileo The compact FlexPak6 receiver houses NovAtel’s OEM628 triple-frequency plus L-band GNSS receiver board. It tracks all current and future GNSS constellations, with a highly configurable interface designed to meet current and future positioning and integration needs. The FlexPak6 is a GPS and GLONASS receiver that is also Galileo and Compass ready. Upgradable receiver... read more

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VectorNav launches tactical series of IMUs at AUVSI show

May 3, 2016By
VectorNav's new Tactical Series

VectorNav Technologies, manufacturer of embedded navigation solutions, has introduced the Tactical Series, a next generation family of high-performance Inertial Navigation Systems (INS). The announcement was made at AUVSI’s Xponential 2016, being held this week in New Orleans, Louisiana. Built on a common tactical grade proprietary MEMS inertial sensing core, the Tactical Series includes the VN-110 inertial measurement unit and attitude heading... read more

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Drones: Registration and regulation move forward amid near misses

April 20, 2016By
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As the popularity of drones for personal use continues to increase, most of the people who have bought them are sensible folks who have registered their vehicles with the FAA (in the U.S.) and other authorities elsewhere. They respect the rules that have been laid down for them to operate — fly below 400 feet (recently increased by the FAA from 200 feet), don’t fly... read more

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Hemisphere GNSS enters partnership with CPAC Systems AB

April 15, 2016By
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Hemisphere GNSS is significantly expanding its strategic partnership with CPAC Systems, Gothenburg, Sweden, owned by the Volvo Group. After signing a large contract, Hemisphere will now be the sole source of GNSS positioning and heading systems to CPAC Systems. Hemisphere’s technology is being used in the recently announced Co-Pilot series for Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) as part of Volvo... read more

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2016 Simulator Buyers Guide

March 22, 2016By
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Check out GPS World's Simulator Buyers Guide from a special section of our March 2016 issue for GPS, GNSS and GLONASS simulators. Companies featured include Cast Navigation, IFEN GmbH, Racelogic, Skydel, Spectracom and Spirent Federal Systems. read more