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Polynesian Exploration launches high-accuracy navigation system

June 27, 2017By

Polynesian Exploration Inc., has launched its high-accuracy navigation system for demanding applications such as autonomous driving and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Polynesian Exploration is a navigation startup founded by a group of navigation-industry veterans in Silicon Valley in October 2016. The navigation system is designed to fully utilize the advantages of both GNSS and inertial navigation systems (INS) to provide centimeter-level position... read more

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Second set of Iridium NEXT satellites in orbit

June 27, 2017By

The second set of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites, launched June 25 by SpaceX, are functioning nominally and have begun the testing and validation process. The batch of 10 satellites was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, increasing the total number of Iridium NEXT satellites in space to 20. “We are thrilled with yesterday’s success. These new satellites are functioning... read more

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Trimble launches VRS Now correction service in France

June 27, 2017By

The Trimble VRS Now GNSS correction service is now available in France. The service is designed for a variety of geospatial and construction applications including surveying, cadastral, land administration, and urban and rural construction that would benefit from easy access to high-accuracy, centimeter-level positioning. Trimble also now provides Galileo support for VRS Now. Powered by the Trimble Pivot Platform, VRS Now in... read more

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GPS tracking device market expected to grow 2017 to 2023

June 27, 2017By

The GPS tracking device market is expected to exhibit significant growth potential between 2017 and 2023, according to a new report by Research and Markets. The key driving factors for the growth of the GPS tracking device market include the increase in sales of commercial vehicles, smaller size, affordable price and high return on investment (ROI). Moreover, the advent of... read more

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Telit introduces Bluetooth module with integrated MEMS

June 27, 2017By

Telit has launched BlueMod+S42M, a Bluetooth low-energy (BLE) 4.2, standalone, single-mode module with embedded 3-axis accelerometer, temperature and humidity sensors. The cost-effective component is optimized for efficiency and simplicity in end-device design and manufacturing, delivering reliable BLE functionality with robust endpoint security, motion and environmental sensors and essential features that reduce development costs, bill of materials, and time to market. Designed for large-scale... read more

Location and context advances in Android

June 27, 2017By

Plus Access to Raw GNSS Measurements for All By Steve Malkos Technical program manager, Google Google’s annual developers conference in May, Google I/O, featured many announcements, accomplishments and 2017 plans. Of particular interest, the Android Location and Context Team’s talk “Android Sensors & Location: What’s New and Best Practices,” is available online. This followed a keynote by CEO Sundar Pichai... read more

Second GPS III satellite assembled, ready for testing

June 26, 2017By

In a specialized cleanroom designed to streamline satellite production, Lockheed Martin is in full production building GPS III — the world’s most powerful GPS satellite, according to the company. The company’s second GPS III satellite is now assembled and preparing for environmental testing, and the third satellite is close behind, having just received its navigation payload. In May, the U.S. Air... read more

Contract signed with OHB, SSTL for eight more Galileo satellites

June 24, 2017By

UK’s SSTL to build third batch of Galileo navigation payloads News from the European Space Agency Europe’s Galileo navigation constellation will gain an additional eight satellites, bringing it to completion, thanks to a contract signed at the Paris Air and Space Show. The contract to build and test another eight Galileo satellites was awarded to a consortium led by prime... read more