Machine Control/Ag

By 2020 Connected Cars Will Mean In-Vehicle Services, Automated Driving

January 27, 2015By

By 2020 a quarter billion connected vehicles will be on the road, enabling new in-vehicle services and automated driving capabilities, according to Gartner, Inc. During the next five years, the proportion of new vehicles equipped with this capability will increase dramatically, making connected cars a major element of the Internet of Things (IoT). Gartner forecasts that 4.9 billion connected things... read more

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Drone Demonstrated for Congressional Science Committee

January 26, 2015By

The House Science, Space, and Technology Committee held a hearing Jan. 21 on the integration of commercial unmanned aerial vehicles in United States airspace. Colin Guinn, senior vice president of sales for 3D Robotics, demonstrated the Parrot Bebop drone during his testimony. C-SPAN aired the event, as reported by the National Journal. Congress has tasked the Federal Aviation Administration with readying airspace for... read more

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Trimble Acquires Nexala to Expand Rail Transport Role

December 10, 2014By

On Dec. 1, Trimble acquired privately held Nexala, a provider of enterprise solutions for the rail transport industry, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. Financial terms were not disclosed. Nexala’s enterprise solutions manage the lifecycle of rail transport vehicles from operation through maintenance and repair. The Nexala enterprise solutions complement Trimble’s existing portfolio of rail solutions, enabling Trimble to address the broader... read more

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AgJunction Debuts LiteStar III Guidance System for Aerial Application

December 9, 2014By

AgJunction, a provider of hardware and software solutions for precision agriculture, today announced the release of its latest aerial guidance product, the LiteStar III from Satloc at the National Agricultural Aviation Association annual convention in Louisville, Kentucky. As the next generation of affordable GPS guidance system for aerial applicators, LiteStar III builds upon the features of the previous LiteStar II... read more

What Happened to Piksi, the $995 RTK GNSS Receiver on Kickstarter?

December 3, 2014By
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A little more than a year ago, Swift Navigation started a Kickstarter campaign for a $995 RTK GNSS receiver named Piksi. The goal was to raise $14,000 for the project. By the time the Kickstarter campaign was ended, Swift raised $166,097 from 303 backers. I wrote an article about the Swift’s Kickstarter campaign in September 2013, a few days before... read more

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Drone Prohibition: NTSB Rules Favorably on FAA Appeal

December 1, 2014By

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has ruled that drones are aircraft for the purpose of the Federal Aviation Administration’s prohibition of their careless or reckless use. The NTSB affirmed the agency’s position that unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) meet the legal definition of “aircraft,” and that the agency may take enforcement action against anyone who operates a UAS or model aircraft... read more

Topcon Acquires in-Cab Mounted Console Manufacturer

November 20, 2014By

Topcon Positioning Group has completed the acquisition of Wachendorff Elektronik GmbH and Wachendorff Electronics Inc. in a private transaction. Wachendorff Elektronik GmbH and its U.S. subsidiary Wachendorff Electronics, Inc., are manufacturers of in-cabin mounted consoles for the industrial vehicle market in the agricultural and construction industries. “This acquisition is a key ingredient of our global strategy to strengthen our ability to... read more

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Yield Monitoring Market Worth $2.51 Billion by 2020

November 19, 2014By

According to a new market research report published by MarketsandMarkets, the total Yield Monitoring Devices and Services Market is expected to reach $2.51 Billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 7.17% from 2014 to 2020. The report, “Yield Monitoring Devices and Services Market by Technology (GPS/GNSS, GIS, Remote Sensing), Components (Sensors, GPS/GNSS, Display, Guidance & Steering, and Software & Services), Application (VRA,... read more