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Ubiqomm and Skyriver team on ‘Wi-Fi in the sky’ BVLOS drone flights

November 28, 2016By

Ubiqomm has unveils its ubiquitous high-speed data connectivity solution, especially designed for enterprise drone fleets engaged in present line of sight (LOS) and, in the future, beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) flights. “The application for drones is increasing exponentially as companies apply drone technology for surveying and performing emergency operations in remote locations, and other use cases including traffic... read more

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Insitu ScanEagle completes maritime search at Unmanned Warrior

November 28, 2016By
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At the Royal Navy’s Unmanned Warrior demonstration, Insitu showcased its newest wide-area maritime surface search and identification technology for representatives from the Royal Navy as well as military and industry officials from across the globe. During the event, held in Benbecula, Scotland, the Insitu team was tasked to perform a range of maritime missions using ScanEagle equipped with the ViDAR... read more

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Abstracts sought for ION GNSS+ 2017

November 28, 2016By

The Institute of Navigation is now seeking abstract submissions for its largest annual conference, ION GNSS+. ION GNSS+ is the world’s largest technical meeting and showcase of GNSS technology, products and services. This year’s conference will bring together international leaders in GNSS and related positioning, navigation and timing fields to present new research, introduce new technologies, discuss current policy, demonstrate... read more

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FAA suspends approval of NavWorx ADS-B units over GPS chip inspections

November 22, 2016By

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration today issued an emergency order suspending the authorization NavWorx Inc. uses to manufacture certain Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) navigation units. The suspension order was issued after NavWorx declined on repeated occasions to allow FAA personnel to conduct the required inspections. The suspension is immediate and will remain in effect until NavWorx consents... read more

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Data key to Intel’s $250 million autonomous investment

November 21, 2016By
Intel displays its automated driving technology at the Automobility LA conference on Nov. 15. (Photo: Intel)

Intel Capital is targeting more than $250 million of additional new investments over the next two years to make fully autonomous driving a reality, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announced at the Los Angeles Auto Show’s AutoMobility LA conference in November. This was the first time Intel delivered a keynote address at an automotive conference. The investments will drive the development... read more

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T-Mobile device makes older cars ‘connected’

November 21, 2016By
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T-Mobile is offering SyncUp Drive, a device that turns any post-1996 car into a 4G LTE connected car — a Wi-Fi hotspot that also provides vehicle diagnostics, safety and security features. The device is being offered as an incentive with two-year service plans, or separately. SyncUp Drive plugs in to a car’s OBD-II (on-board diagnostics) port, which is standard on... read more

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Lidar, sensors hidden in Hyundai self-driving car

November 21, 2016By
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Hyundai Motor Company introduced the Autonomous Ioniq concept Nov. 16 at the Automobility LA conference. Hyundai said the vehicle is one of the few self-driving cars in development to have a hidden lidar system in its front bumper instead of on the roof, enabling it to look like any other car on the road. The goal in designing the autonomous... read more

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4 Galileos launched at once, speeding constellation completion

November 17, 2016By
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An Ariane 5 rocket has launched four additional Galileo satellites, accelerating deployment of the new satellite navigation system. The Ariane 5, operated by Arianespace, lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, at 13:06 GMT (14:06 CET, 10:06 local time) carrying Galileo satellites 15-18. The first pair was released 3 hours, 25 minutes after liftoff, while the second separated... read more

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