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GPS tracking device market expected to grow 2017 to 2023

June 27, 2017By

The GPS tracking device market is expected to exhibit significant growth potential between 2017 and 2023, according to a new report by Research and Markets. The key driving factors for the growth of the GPS tracking device market include the increase in sales of commercial vehicles, smaller size, affordable price and high return on investment (ROI). Moreover, the advent of... read more

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Telit introduces Bluetooth module with integrated MEMS

June 27, 2017By

Telit has launched BlueMod+S42M, a Bluetooth low-energy (BLE) 4.2, standalone, single-mode module with embedded 3-axis accelerometer, temperature and humidity sensors. The cost-effective component is optimized for efficiency and simplicity in end-device design and manufacturing, delivering reliable BLE functionality with robust endpoint security, motion and environmental sensors and essential features that reduce development costs, bill of materials, and time to market. Designed for large-scale... read more

Location and context advances in Android

June 27, 2017By

Plus Access to Raw GNSS Measurements for All By Steve Malkos Technical program manager, Google Google’s annual developers conference in May, Google I/O, featured many announcements, accomplishments and 2017 plans. Of particular interest, the Android Location and Context Team’s talk “Android Sensors & Location: What’s New and Best Practices,” is available online. This followed a keynote by CEO Sundar Pichai... read more

Second GPS III satellite assembled, ready for testing

June 26, 2017By

In a specialized cleanroom designed to streamline satellite production, Lockheed Martin is in full production building GPS III — the world’s most powerful GPS satellite, according to the company. The company’s second GPS III satellite is now assembled and preparing for environmental testing, and the third satellite is close behind, having just received its navigation payload. In May, the U.S. Air... read more

Contract signed with OHB, SSTL for eight more Galileo satellites

June 24, 2017By

UK’s SSTL to build third batch of Galileo navigation payloads News from the European Space Agency Europe’s Galileo navigation constellation will gain an additional eight satellites, bringing it to completion, thanks to a contract signed at the Paris Air and Space Show. The contract to build and test another eight Galileo satellites was awarded to a consortium led by prime... read more

Handbook on GNSS published by Springer

June 22, 2017By

The Springer Handbook of Global Navigation Satellite Systems is now available. Described as “A state-of-the-art description of GNSS as a key technology for science and society at large,” the 1,327-page tome is edited by Peter J.G. Teunissen and Oliver Montenbruck. Teunissen is a professor of Geodesy and Satellite Navigation at Curtin University, Australia, and Delft University of Technology (TU Delft),... read more

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New reports confirm exceptional performance record for civil GPS service

June 21, 2017By

The U.S. Air Force released two technical reports demonstrating that the Global Positioning System (GPS) continues to deliver exceptional performance to civilian users around the world, reported the Los Angeles Air Force Base. Operated by the 50th Space Wing at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, the GPS constellation provides precise PNT services worldwide 24-hours a day, seven days a week.... read more

Hexagon launches HxGN AgrOn Logistics harvest solution for sugarcane, forestry

June 19, 2017By

Hexagon, a global provider of information technology solutions, has launched HxGN AgrOn Logistics, an end-to-end solution enabling sugarcane and forestry producers to manage and optimize the complex logistics processes essential to harvest. HxGN AgrOn Logistics will be officially unveiled today at Agrishow, one of the world´s largest agricultural technology trade shows, in Ribeiro Preto, Brazil. “In agriculture and forestry operations,... read more