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CES: Hobbico Demonstrates Drone System for Aerial Photos

January 6, 2015By

The Hobbico ORA, a new drone system for aerial photographers, is being demonstrated at the 2015 International CES, running January 6-9 in Las Vegas. The camera-equipped drone displays captured aerial images on a seven-inch touchscreen integrated into the transceiver. With a 370-mm diameter and an onboard 1080p HD camera, the ORA also delivers high-quality images, reliability and long range through its recording... read more

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FAA Grants Two More UAV Exemptions

January 6, 2015By
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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today granted two more regulatory exemptions for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operations for commercial use. The FAA granted five exemptions to four companies in December. The two companies are Advanced Aviation Solutions of Spokane, Wash., and Tierra Antiqua Reality of Tuscon, Ariz. Advanced Aviation Solutions plans to fly an eBee senseFly UAV Ag system carrying a georeferenced still... read more

China’s FOIF Offers A50 GNSS Survey Receiver

January 6, 2015By

Chinese company FOIF is offering a new survey receiver, the A50. FOIF said that with the A50, the company focused on developing a smart design for a receiver to make it lightweight, yet powerful, making it easy to use for fieldwork. Besides Bluetooth, wireless radio, and mobile network (2G and 3G), Wi-Fi feature was added to broaden data communications for GNSS. The A50... read more

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CES: Magellan Launches RoadMate Auto GPS Devices with 3D Landmarks

January 6, 2015By
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Magellan has introduced its newest lineup of 5-inch RoadMate auto navigators at the International Consumer Electronics Show, being held this week in Las Vegas. To provide a more realistic view of a user’s surroundings, each of the GPS models comes equipped with 3D renderings of buildings and landmarks. The new models are: RoadMate 5322-LM, RoadMate 5330T-LM with real-time traffic alerts, and RoadMate... read more

UAVs Featured at Consumer Electronics Show

January 6, 2015By

An Unmanned Systems Marketplace debuts this year at the annual International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), being held this week in Las Vegas. The marketplace highlights the burgeoning technology in drones, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and other unmanned systems controlled by onboard computers or remotely from the ground. Also, a session on drones will focus on safety and privacy of commercial UAV use.... read more

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Wearables, UAVs Make CEA’s List of Profitable Emerging Tech

January 6, 2015By

Record-Breaking Year Ahead: Industry Revenues to Reach All-Time High of $223.2B in 2015 Revenues for the consumer electronics (CE) industry are projected to grow three percent in 2015 and to reach an all-time high of $223.2 billion, according to The U.S. Consumer Electronics Sales and Forecasts, the semi-annual industry report released today by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). The total... read more

Audi Self-Driving Car Traveling 500 Miles to CES

January 5, 2015By
Start of the 550 mile piloted drive from Silicon Valley to Las Vegas: Ricky Hudi, Executive Vice President Electric/Electronic Development, (left) and Ewald Gössmann, Excecutive Director Electronic Research Lab California (ERL), (third from right) drop the flag for the Audi A7 piloted driving concept car.

An autonomous Audi A7 is driving itself to Las Vegas for this week’s 2015 Consumer Electronics Show. The Audi is making the 550-mile trip as journalists sit behind the wheel for 100-mile stretches with an Audi official in the passenger’s seat. Audi previously sent a self-driving prototype up Pikes Peak in Colorado, which was featured as the August 2010 cover story in GPS World magazine. The... read more

Qualcomm Showcases Connected Cars at CES

January 5, 2015By

Qualcomm Technologies will demonstrate two new full technology concept cars that integrate Qualcomm Technologies’ latest in vehicle technology and connectivity at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show, being held this week in Las Vegas. The technology concept cars are based on the 2015 Maserati Quattroporte GTS and the 2015 Cadillac XTS and have been customized to bring the full Snapdragon Automotive Solutions experience... read more