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Egg drone hatched

February 29, 2016By
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Powervision Robot Inc., a robotics and industrial drone maker, has launched drone shaped like an egg that can be folded up and stored in a backpack. Although PowerEgg was developed for the mainstream consumer market, it includes advanced technologies such as a 360-degree panoramic 4K HD camera on a 3-axis gimbal, real-time long-range video transmission and advanced “optical flow” sensors... read more

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Two Galileo satellites scheduled for May launch

February 29, 2016By
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Another pair of Galileo navigation satellites is scheduled for launch by Soyuz rocket in May, ahead of a quartet on an Ariane 5 in the autumn, bringing the Galileo system a step closer to operational use. read more

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State of global GNSS market available in 2016 report

February 29, 2016By

The Global GNSS Consumption 2016 Market Research Report, an in-depth study on the current state of the GNSS market, is now available, according to deepresearchreports.com. The report provides a basic overview of the GNSS industry, including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. Development policies and plans are discussed as well as manufacturing processes and cost structures. The report states the... read more

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Industrial Networks introduces rail automation drone

February 29, 2016By
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Industrial Networks (INet) applied for exemption to Section 333 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act in late 2015 for the railcar inspection and inventory market space and began testing a new drone Automated Equipment Identification (AEI) reader, the Industrial Networks Rail Automation Drone (IRAD1), for railyard automation. The plan requires safety testing and FAA approvals, but will give rail shippers a... read more

NASA helps maintain International Terrestrial Reference Frame with GNSS

February 29, 2016By
Sites around the world (yellow dots) contributed data and serve as “landmarks along a trail” for the newest update to a global standard called the International Terrestrial Reference Frame. Each site conducts precision measurements using at least 1 and up to 4 geodetic techniques.
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News courtesy of NASA / Goddard Space Flight Center The surface of Earth is constantly being reshaped by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, floods, changes in sea levels and ice sheets and other processes. Since some of these changes amount to only millimeters per year, scientists must make very precise measurements of the landscape and ocean in space and time in... read more

Micro module designed for UAVs, wearables

February 24, 2016By

GNSS module maker OriginGPS has launched the new Multi Micro Spider, which has a fully integrated and highly sensitive multi-GNSS module, with support for GPS, Glonass, BeiDou and Galileo. The Multi Micro Spider is designed for applications that require quick movement, minimal power consumption and ultra-small form factors, such as wearables and drones. Like its predecessor, the Multi Micro Hornet (ORG1510-MK), the... read more

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Ford commits to tripling autonomous vehicle investment

February 24, 2016By
Ford CEO discusses the company's move to fully autonomous vehicles at MWC.

Ford took center stage at the Mobile World Congress (MCW) for a series of announcements. CEO Mark Fields unveiled the new Kuga SUV and confirmed that Ford’s SYNC 3 connectivity technology is coming to Europe. SYNC 3 allows drivers to control audio, navigation, and climate functions plus connected smartphones using simple, conversational voice commands. MCW is being held Feb. 22-25... read more

FAA unveils effort to expand the safe integration of UAVs

February 24, 2016By

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is establishing an aviation rulemaking committee with industry stakeholders to develop recommendations for a regulatory framework that would allow certain UAS to be operated over people who are not directly involved in the operation of the aircraft. The FAA is taking this action to provide a more flexible, performance-based approach for these operations than... read more

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