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HERE unveils HD Live Map for highly automated driving

January 6, 2016By
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At CES in Las Vegas, HERE unveiled the HERE HD Live Map, an advanced cloud-based map asset commercially available for vehicles today. HERE is demonstrating HD Live Map at CES: Central Plaza, Booth #CP-2. Ready to be deployed in connected vehicles in North America and Western Europe, HD Live Map creates a highly detailed and dynamic representation of the road environment, enabling... read more

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u‑blox 8 provides GPS/GLONASS receiver platform for low-power devices

January 6, 2016By
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u-blox has released the u‑blox 8 GPS/GLONASS receiver platform. It complements the u-blox GNSS platform portfolio by addressing power sensitive usage, whereas the existing u-blox M8 platform continues to serve applications where navigation performance and highest accuracy are paramount. u-blox 8 offers significant improvements, compared with its predecessor u-blox 7. The tracking sensitivity has been increased by 4 dBm, and... read more

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Septentrio’s PinPoint-GIS available on ArcGIS Marketplace

January 6, 2016By
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GNSS receiver maker Septentrio has announced the availability of its geographical information systems (GIS) PinPoint-GIS on the ArcGIS Marketplace. PinPoint-GIS was developed to enable straightforward GIS data collection without the need for expensive additional software linking a GNSS receiver with the Esri ArcGIS Platform PinPoint-GIS helps ArcGIS users make informed and timely decisions, Septentrio said. It turns GNSS data collected... read more

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FAA releases B4UFLY iPhone app on Apple Store

January 6, 2016By
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The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) drone app — B4UFLY — is being released for Apple, following an initial beta testing period. The app can be dowloaded from the Apple store. The FAA also is releasing a beta version of B4UFLY for Android devices, which can be downloaded from Google. B4UFLY tells users about current or upcoming requirements and restrictions in... read more

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2015 in review: Year of the GPS for 2 and 19 SOPS

January 6, 2016By
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By 50th Space Wing Public Affairs, Schriever Air Force Base Throughout the years, GPS has achieved historic milestones and garnered recognition for its contributions to the betterment of humanity. 2015 was no different. GPS, operated by the dedicated men and women of the 2nd and 19th Space Operations Squadrons at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, is also the world’s largest military satellite constellation.... read more

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Broadcom announces automotive global navigation chip at CES 2016

January 6, 2016By

Broadcom Corporation has added a new GNSS wireless connectivity chip to its automotive portfolio, which it unveiled at CES 2016, being held this week in Las Vegas. Automotive GPS shipments are expected to more than double by 2022, creating significant opportunities among component suppliers and increasing competition for market share. The chip offers wideband capture radio technology for simultaneous tri-band reception... read more

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CES 2016: Qualcomm unveils processor for connected cars

January 5, 2016By
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Qualcomm Technologies has introduced its latest Qualcomm Snapdragon automotive processors, the Snapdragon 820 Automotive family, offering a scalable next-generation infotainment, graphics and multimedia platform with machine intelligence and a version with integrated LTE (long-term evolution)-Advanced connectivity. The Snapdragon 820A is Qualcomm Technologies’ newest automotive-grade system-on-chip (SoC). Qualcomm Technologies has taken a modular approach to designing the Snapdragon 820A, enabling a... read more

CES 2016: Bosch Sensortec unveils intelligent accelerometers and high-performance gyroscopes

January 5, 2016By
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Bosch Sensortec is unveiling new generations of intelligent accelerometers and high-performance gyroscopes at the 2016 International CES in Las Vegas. Aimed at smartphones, tablets and wearables, the new devices cover a wide range of requirements, from low-power consumption for always-on applications such as step counting, to high-performance optical image stabilization (OIS). Intelligent three-axis accelerometers — BMA422 and BMA455 Today’s applications running on... read more