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Spectracom announces eCall compliance tools for the automotive industry

June 28, 2017By

Orolia, through its Spectracom brand, has introduced built-in scenarios for testing eCall In Vehicle Systems compliance to the GNSS requirements of the regulation as an option with its latest Spectracom GSG simulator products. In an initiative to bring life-saving rapid assistance to motorists involved in a collision, European Union (EU) regulation 2015/758 requires new vehicle types of M1 and N1... read more

Sierra Wireless offers LPWA module with GNSS

June 28, 2017By

Sierra Wireless, a provider of fully integrated device-to-cloud solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), is offering global, dual-mode low-power wide-area (LPWA) cellular modules. The AirPrime WP77 smart wireless modules simplify LPWA deployments for customers developing products that need to connect to multiple networks where different LPWA technologies are supported. The WP series simplifies development for secure telematics and gateway applications, providing... read more

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Spirent Federal developing MNSA-capable simulators

June 28, 2017By

Spirent Federal Systems, a provider of GPS and GNSS simulators, has begun developing MNSA-capable GNSS simulators for the Modernized Navstar Security Algorithm. Spirent Federal is developing software that will support M-code using MNSA. M-code is an updated GPS military signal that is being rolled out as part of the modernization of the current GPS constellation. GPS modernization began in 2000 when the GPS... read more

Polynesian Exploration launches high-accuracy navigation system

June 27, 2017By

Polynesian Exploration Inc. has launched its high-accuracy navigation system for demanding applications such as autonomous driving and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Polynesian Exploration is a navigation startup founded by a group of navigation-industry veterans in Silicon Valley in October 2016. The navigation system is designed to fully utilize the advantages of both GNSS and inertial navigation systems (INS) to provide centimeter-level position... read more

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Second set of Iridium NEXT satellites in orbit

June 27, 2017By

The second set of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites, launched June 25 by SpaceX, are functioning nominally and have begun the testing and validation process. The batch of 10 satellites was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, increasing the total number of Iridium NEXT satellites in space to 20. “We are thrilled with yesterday’s success,” said Scott Smith, chief operating officer... read more

Trimble launches VRS Now correction service in France

June 27, 2017By

The Trimble VRS Now GNSS correction service is now available in France. The service is designed for a variety of geospatial and construction applications including surveying, cadastral, land administration, and urban and rural construction that would benefit from easy access to high-accuracy, centimeter-level positioning. Trimble also now provides Galileo support for VRS Now. Powered by the Trimble Pivot Platform, VRS Now in... read more

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. Moreover, the advent of cellular... read more

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