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What is the biggest unmanned autonomous vehicle (UAV) challenge?

March 6, 2017By
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What is the biggest challenge facing the UAV industry? Go to gpsworld.com/17marpoll to give us your opinion by March 22 and you’ll also be entered in a drawing to receive a $50 gift card. Here are the possibilities on offer, plus an “other” category for you to specify something bigger if you think we’ve omitted anything. Better quality images and... read more

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Lockheed responds to report on Air Force review of GPS III propulsion

March 6, 2017By

Lockheed Martin responded to a report by Bloomberg last week that the U.S. Air Force has opened a review of the propulsion systems used for Lockheed Martin’s GPS III and other military satellites, following a problem during an attempt to boost one into orbit. A Lockheed spokesperson said the first GPS III satellite passed all of its qualification testing and... read more

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Red Hen offers geotagging and mapping webinar

March 3, 2017By
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Red Hen Systems is hosting a geotagging and mapping webinar at 10 a.m. MST on Tuesday, March 14. Webinar participants will learn how to add GPS coordinates — latitude and longitude — to videos and photos in real-time and post process. They will also learn how to view and analyze data in Esri ArcMap and Google Earth maps. Those interested can sign... read more

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Udee backpack could answer protection needs for mobile workers

March 3, 2017By
The Udee backpack was designed to be comfortable as well as utilitarian.

A new backpack could be the perfect answer for field workers, remote workers and people who travel with expensive equipment. The Udee backpack has 19 features, and was made possible through an IndieGoGo Kickstarter campaign. The versatile and user-friendly design is equipped with 19 features designed specifically for serious travelers and outdoor workers who need to stay connected and protect valuable equipment... read more

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GPS III satellite propulsion under US Air Force review

March 3, 2017By

The U.S. Air Force has opened a review of the propulsion systems used for Lockheed Martin’s GPS III and other military satellites after a problem during an attempt to boost one into orbit, according to the service, Bloomberg reports. The review has delayed the Air Force’s acceptance of Lockheed’s first GPS III satellite, which is 34 months late. The most recent... read more

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Spirent’s new wireless test solution optimized for IoT devices

March 2, 2017By

Spirent Communications is now offering the Elevate IoT Device Test Solution, a new cellular test solution designed to support a wide range of testing areas applicable to Internet of Things (IoT) applications, including end-to-end cloud server connectivity, security vulnerability assessment and battery-life measurement. The announcement was made at Mobile World Congress, which is taking place Feb. 27 to March 2 in Barcelona,... read more

SAP offers connected vehicles technology with Concur, Hertz, Nokia and Mojio

March 1, 2017By
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SAP SE demonstrated new technology to make life easier for drivers and rental car users through an Internet of Things (IoT) collaboration with Concur Technologies, Hertz and Nokia. The announcement was made at Mobile World Congress, being held Feb. 27–March 2 in Barcelona, Spain. Also, Mojio — a connected vehicle platform and app provider for Deutsche Telekom and T-Mobile USA — has joined SAP Vehicles Network... read more

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CalAmp’s fleet management devices aimed at connected vehicle market

March 1, 2017By
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CalAmp, a provider of wireless products, services and solutions, is offering two new high-end telematics devices designed for connected vehicle applications anywhere in the world. The new devices address growing global market demand in Europe and Latin America for more connected vehicle technology options and enable a broad range of applications such as fleet management, usage-based insurance, crash notification, stolen vehicle... read more