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Apple, Sony May Develop Self-Driving Cars

February 17, 2015By

Apple is working on its own autonomous car, according to Reuters. An auto industry source told Reuters that the tech giant is gathering information and parts to make a prototype for the autonomous electric vehicle — the entire car, not just automotive software or components. “They don’t appear to want a lot of help from carmakers,” said the unnamed source. Apple is gathering... read more

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Third, Fourth Galileo FOC Satellites Confirmed Fit for Soyuz Launch

February 17, 2015By
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The third and fourth Galileo Full Operational Capability (FOC) satellites are a confirmed “fit” for their Arianespace Soyuz launch March 27, having made initial contact with the mission’s dual-payload dispenser in French Guiana, according to Arianespace. The fit check was completed over a two-day period inside the Spaceport’s S1A payload preparation building. The two satellites were installed separately, with the... read more

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OxTS Launches Lightweight xNAV550 GNSS/INS

February 17, 2015By
OxTS now offers the xNAV550 (left), and xOEM550.

OxTS has released the xNAV550, its new compact and lightweight GNSS-aided inertial navigation system, along with an OEM board set version, the xOEM550. xNAV550. The xNAV550 is the latest model in the xNAV family and the first to offer a position accuracy of 2 cm, yet remains a compact GNSS-aided inertial navigation system at 425 grams. Suitable for all applications where... read more

GPS Source Offers Antenna for Harsh Environments

February 17, 2015By
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GPS Source has released a new GNSS antenna that is robust, lightweight, and suitable for harsh environments. It is designed for long-term, high-precision applications worldwide, the company said. The antenna was engineered for the demanding aviation environment, in both commercial and military applications. Built to military standards (MIL-STD), it is impact resistant, tolerant of exposure to dust, chemicals and jet fuels, and has the ability to withstand shock... read more

Fugro Launches G4 Correction Service for GNSS Augmentation

February 17, 2015By

Fugro has launched the G4 service, designed to provide GNSS augmentation for offshore positioning applications. The new satellite correction service takes advantage of all four GNSS: GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and Galileo. By using all available GNSS satellites, Fugro’s G4 service is designed to improve availability and reliability of offshore positioning and thus enhance the safety and productivity of a wide range... read more

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FAA Proposes New Rules for Unmanned Aircraft Systems

February 17, 2015By
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  The Federal Aviation Administration has proposed a framework of regulations that would allow routine use of certain small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in today’s aviation system for commercial purposes. “We have tried to be flexible in writing these rules,” said FAA Administrator Michael Huerta in a statement. “We want to maintain today’s outstanding level of aviation safety without placing an... read more

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GPS World Unveils Industry-Exclusive Online Buyers Guide

February 13, 2015By

GPS World, the leading publication serving the GNSS Industry, is pleased to announce the industry’s first online buyers guide — gpsworldbuyersguide.com — featuring access to information on hundreds of manufacturers, products and services. “We’ve taken the GPS World Buyers Guide in print, which we’ve been publishing for 20+ years, to an entirely new level,” said Alan Cameron, editorial director and... read more

DoT Hosts Third Workshop on GPS Adjacent Band Compatibility

February 13, 2015By

The U.S. Department of Transportation will host a third workshop to continue discussions of the GPS Adjacent Band Compatibility Assessment on March 12. The workshop will focus on the following topics: Identification of GPS and GNSS receivers to be considered for testing that are representative of the current categories of user applications Discussion of a GPS/GNSS receiver test plan. Anyone... read more