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Into the cold zone: UAV platform flies high in Antarctica

July 31, 2016By
Tiburon Jr. can be assembled in 15 minutes, an important feature in extreme environments.

In February, mechatronics lead Kevin Bass of Intuitive Machines and contracted pilot Mike Laible successfully flew multiple runs with an unmanned aerial vehicle platform, Tiburon Jr., on the coast of Antarctica. From Wilkins Aerodrome in the southeast, the team launched Tiburon Jr. and collected valuable testing and environmental data. Battling harsh weather and constantly changing conditions, the team flew the... read more

Connected car considerations: Industry viewpoints on standardization, safety and more

July 25, 2016By
Connected Car Gateway for applications such as emergency calling, telematics, infotainment data distribution and usage-based insurance. (Image: u-blox)

This article presents short segments from each of the four speakers on GPS World’s June Connected Car webinar, sponsored by u-blox. The one-hour webinar with presentation slides is now available on demand. Chaminda Basnayake, Principal Engineer, V2X Systems, Renesas Electronics In the basic V2X concept of operation, everybody will be talking to each other, will be aware of each other.... read more

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Driverless dozing pushes forward

July 25, 2016By
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Komatsu America Corp., a global heavy equipment manufacturer, is offering its first fully radio controlled machine with Komatsu’s intelligent Machine Control (iMC) technology. The 155AXi-8 Radio Control dozer is part of a line of next-generation machines operating semi autonomously with intelligent machine control. The D155AXi-8 is designed for applications where customers may want to remove the operator from the machine... read more

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Inertial for soldiers, first responders in dangerous environments

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Integrated with images and dense distance measurements from a range camera using active illumination, inertial navigation produces real-time results on a tablet computer. Experiments demonstrate that the system provides good positioning and mapping performance in a range of indoor environments, including darkness and smoke. Positioning and mapping abilities for indoor environments can speed search and rescue, keep firefighters from getting lost, and help a commander... read more

U-blox produces automotive-grade positioning modules

July 20, 2016By
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U-blox has added automotive qualified product variants to its range of positioning and cellular wireless connectivity modules: the NEO-M8Q-01A, NEO-M8L-01A, SARA-G350-02A  and LISA-U201-03A. Manufactured according to the ISO/TS 16949 automotive supply-chain quality management standard, the modules are thoroughly tested with an extended qualification process aimed at achieving the lowest level of failure rates, u-blox said. Leveraging the early production experience of tens of millions of... read more

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BeiDou industry on path similar to GPS

July 13, 2016By
Startup companies seven years ago have grown into large, vertically integrated higher end suppliers, opening the low-cost, general purpose market sector for new entrants.

The domestic Chinese satellite navigation industry is thriving, based on the growing availability of Beidou signals combined with the baseline GPS constellation. read more

The GPS Update Syndrome

July 13, 2016By
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The I-want-free-advice syndrome was once called the “Doctor Syndrome” or “Expert Syndrome.” I have recently heard it referred to as the “unsolicited advice” syndrome, because there is a new version that involves shaming the expert in to giving free advice. Occasionally those of us with expertise in an area of interest, which certainly include doctors and lawyers, are faced with... read more

senseFly mapping and survey UAVs come with Skyward safety tools

July 12, 2016By
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Skyward and senseFly are partnering to deliver a custom operations management software and consulting services package for senseFly aircraft. The package, available for customers in North America through the senseFly distribution network or Skyward, gives operators a preconfigured Skyward account with senseFly flight log import, senseFly manuals, customized pre­flight checklists, and other information specific to senseFly operations. These features are... read more

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