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Indoor drone inspections made safer and faster

July 28, 2017By

A manufacturer of refinery infrastructure was about to finish the assembly of a radiant box when a thumbnail-size notch was noticed in one of the pipes just before it was to be installed. The radiant box facility is used in the process of refining hydrogen under very high temperature (1,300 to 2,000°F) and pressure (45 to 360 psi). The notch... read more

Chevy Bolt drops in-car navigation in favor of BYOD

July 27, 2017By

“Connect your compatible smartphone to the center display to access select apps, your calendar and playlists or navigate with Google Maps.” That’s the description of the navigation offering on the official Chevrolet Bolt website. One of General Motor’s (GM) most advanced vehicles, the electric Bolt doesn’t offer native GPS navigation as an option. As H. Kesteloo of Electrek blogs, almost... read more

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Renesas launches open autonomy platform

July 27, 2017By

Renesas Electronics, an automotive semiconductor supplier, is offering an advanced driving assistance system (ADAS) and automated driving platform: Renesas autonomy. As the first rollout under the new platform, Renesas released the R-Car V3M high-performance image recognition system-on-chip (SoC), optimized primarily for use in smart camera applications, as well as surround view systems or even lidars. The R-Car V3M SoC complies... read more

Trimble Penmap for Android designed for field surveying

July 27, 2017By

Trimble has introduced Penmap for Android, a cloud-connected application for field surveying and high-accuracy geographic information system (GIS) data collection that works on mobile handhelds, smartphones and tablets. Trimble Penmap for Android focuses on core survey and mapping tasks such as cadastral and boundary surveys, as well as establishing local control, stake-outs, quality checks and asset management for utilities. It... read more

Mobile technology to boost pedestrian safety trialed in Australia

July 27, 2017By

Australian tech firm Cohda Wireless has trialed its vehicle-to-pedestrian (V2P) technology on city streets for the first time. The technology was originally designed to allow cars and motorcycles to avoid collisions by talking to each other. In collaboration with Telstra and the South Australian Government, Cohda Wireless has conducted the first test of V2P technology over a mobile network in... read more

Rohde & Schwarz offers test system for A-BeiDou LBS

July 24, 2017By

Rohde & Schwarz and MediaTek have successfully completed the verification of location-based services (LBS) in the U-plane and C-plane for Assisted Beidou (A-BeiDou), China’s GNSS satellite positioning system. The R&S TS-LBS test solution allows mobile manufacturers, chipset manufacturers, test houses and network operators to verify chipsets and mobile devices in order to obtain permission to operate them in a particular... read more

Australia funds ‘trusted autonomous systems’ for defense

July 24, 2017By

The government of Australia has launched the first $50 million Defence Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), announced July 6 by the minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP. The Defence CRC is a collaborative program that brings together academia, publicly funded research agencies and industry (particularly small to medium enterprises) to create an interlocking research and innovation capability focused... read more

NovAtel’s OEM7 7.03.00 firmware offers new and enhanced features

July 20, 2017By

NovAtel’s OEM7 v7.03.00 firmware is now available on all OEM7 receivers. The OEM7700, OEM719 and OEM729 can be updated to the 7.03.00 firmware, which supports new features like the SPAN Land Vehicle technology, direct inertial measurement unit (IMU) connections and tracking of the NavIC Indian regional satellite system on the L5 frequency. The SPAN Land Vehicle feature provides performance benefits specifically... read more

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