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Farmers Edge Acquires GranDuke Geomatics for Precision Agriculture

February 25, 2015By

Farmers Edge Inc., a precision agriculture and independent data-management company, has acquired GranDuke Geomatics Ltd. of Lethbridge, Alberta. The agreement was finalized on Jan. 9, giving control of the geospatial solutions and software development company to Farmers Edge. Headquartered in Winnipeg, Canada, Farmers Edge has operations in North and South America, Australia, Russia and Eastern Europe. The company said it’s goal is... read more

Kalashnikov Goes Airborne with UAV Acquisition

February 23, 2015By

Russian automatic weapons maker Kalashnikov Concern is acquiring UAV company, according to Defense News. Kalashnikov produces a well-known assault rifle. The acquisition of the UAV companyZALA Aero is part of the company’s development strategy through 2020, according to a statement released to Defense News. “Based off Kalashnikov Concern and ZALA Aero company, we plan to develop and manufacture drones, mobile and earth-based management... read more

Volvo Presents System for Integrating Autonomous Cars into Traffic

February 23, 2015By
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Volvo Cars has a complete system solution that makes it possible to integrate self-driving cars into real traffic, with ordinary people in the driver’s seat. The automaker presented its planned system in an online press conference Feb. 19. “We are entering uncharted territory in the field of autonomous driving,” said Peter Mertens, senior vice president of Research and Development, Volvo Car Group. “Taking the... read more

Autonomous Cars Take to Britain’s Streets

February 23, 2015By

Driverless cars are now traveling Britain’s public roads, according to a report in the Providence Journal. Four prototype self-driving cars took to the country’s highways, launching Britain’s first public trials. Still, with regulatory and legal hurdles, officials said fully driverless cars are unlikely to be used on British roads until 2030. Four types of autonomous vehicles are being tested, including a shuttle that... read more

Fleetmatics Enhances Field Service Management with New Features

February 23, 2015By

Fleetmatics Group now offers new features for its mobile field service management solution Fleetmatics WORK. The enhancements help businesses to operate more efficiently and maximize their resources, the company said. Fleetmatics is a global provider of mobile workforce solutions for service-based businesses. This latest release dramatically accelerates time to cash for SMB operators by embedding a payment link directly into the emailed invoice that... read more

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SBG Systems Releases Apogee Series of MEMS Inertial Navigation Systems

February 18, 2015By
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SBG Systems has released the Apogee Series, its most accurate inertial navigation systems based on robust and cost-effective MEMS technology. The INS/GNSS integrates the latest generation of MEMS sensors and a tri-frequency GNSS receiver. Apogee achieves 0.008° in roll and pitch in real-time and 0.005° in post-processing. With two antennas, it delivers a robust and accurate heading. Four models compose the Apogee line.... read more

Apple, Sony May Develop Self-Driving Cars

February 17, 2015By

Apple is working on its own autonomous car, according to Reuters. An auto industry source told Reuters that the tech giant is gathering information and parts to make a prototype for the autonomous electric vehicle — the entire car, not just automotive software or components. “They don’t appear to want a lot of help from carmakers,” said the unnamed source. Apple is gathering... read more

Third, Fourth Galileo FOC Satellites Confirmed Fit for Soyuz Launch

February 17, 2015By
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The third and fourth Galileo Full Operational Capability (FOC) satellites are a confirmed “fit” for their Arianespace Soyuz launch March 27, having made initial contact with the mission’s dual-payload dispenser in French Guiana, according to Arianespace. The fit check was completed over a two-day period inside the Spaceport’s S1A payload preparation building. The two satellites were installed separately, with the... read more

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