Automotive

Trimble Launches AP15 GNSS-Inertial Board Set for Positioning

August 14, 2013By
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Trimble introduced today the Trimble AP15, the latest member of the AP series of OEM GNSS-Inertial board sets. The introduction was made at the AUVSI 2013 Conference and Exhibition, being held in Washington, D.C. The AP15 uses a custom Micro Electromechanical Machined (MEMS) based Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU). It is the first product to take advantage of Applanix’ proprietary calibration... read more

Trimble Introduces Ashtech High-Accuracy GNSS Module for System Integrators

August 14, 2013By
The Ashtech MB-One.

Trimble introduced today the Ashtech MB-One GNSS module. The MB-One delivers highly accurate GNSS-based heading plus pitch or roll in an advanced industry standard form-factor for system integrators. The announcement was made today at the AUVSI 2013 Conference and Exhibition. Its embedded Z-Blade GNSS technology uses all available GNSS signals equally, without any constellation preference, to deliver fast and stable... read more

ComNav GNSS OEM Boards Used in China Driving Test System

July 19, 2013By
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Along with booming auto sales in China has come an increase in auto accidents, which has been a headache for the Chinese government. According to police statistics, most of the accidents in the past couple of years were being caused by new  drivers, who have been ignominiously dubbed “road killers.” One year ago, the China Police Ministry decided to change... read more

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TomTom Redesigns PNDs, Introduces NavKit Engine

May 6, 2013By
TomTomGo

TomTom has redesigned its personal navigation devices with new TomTom GO. The TomTom GO has new interactive map, lifetime TomTom Traffic and 3D maps that give drivers the ability to know precisely what is going on around them, as well as what lies up ahead, TomTom said. TomTom has also launched its new navigation engine, NavKit. “Where navigation used to... read more

On the Road under Real-Time Signal Denial

May 1, 2013By
Figure 1 innovITS Advance test circuit (right) and the environment it represents (left).

Emerging GNSS applications in automobiles support regulation, security, safety, and financial transactions, as well as navigation, guidance, traffic information, and entertainment. The GNSS sub-systems and onboard applications must demonstrate robustness under a range of environments and varying threats. A dedicated automotive GNSS test center enables engineers to design their own GNSS test scenarios including urban canyons, tunnels, and jamming sources at a controlled test site. read more

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Navevo Announces Satnav-Based Truck Cyclist Alert Feature

April 18, 2013By
PNN420

Navevo specialists in satellite navigation solutions for heavy-goods vehicles (HGV) drivers, now offers the ProNav HGV Cyclist Alert. Supplied as standard on the new ProNav PNN420 satnav for truck drivers and soon to be rolled out across all current ProNav systems, the safety feature provides junction alerts at high convergence areas of trucks and cyclists and prompts drivers to take... read more

Locata Positioning to Underpin Crash Avoidance Research

April 16, 2013By
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Locata Corporation announced today that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) plans to install a Locata network as the core positioning technology in a $30 million upgrade soon to be underway at its Vehicle Research Center near Washington, D.C. A LocataNet will provide the vitally important high-precision positioning required by the VRC to perform rigorous, consistent and repeatable scientific... read more

California’s Ban on Texting while Driving Extends to Navigation

April 9, 2013By

Steve Spriggs was cited for holding his smartphone in his hand using it for navigation while driving. California code 23123 reads, “A person shall not drive a motor vehicle while using a wireless telephone unless that telephone is specifically designed and configured to allow hands-free listening and talking, and is used in that manner while driving.” Spriggs  fought the ticket,... read more