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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
The eBee drone by senseFly.

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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Google to provide raw GNSS measurements

July 10, 2016By
The keynote presentation at Google IO 2016, held May 12-20, at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California.

User location takes center stage in new Android OS Raw GNSS measurements from Android phones. Yep, they are coming. At Google we have been working with our GNSS partners to give application developers access to raw GNSS measurements from a phone. This is really exciting, and marks a new era for our GNSS community. At Google I/O in May, we announced... read more

Using GPS, Pokémon GO takes on the world

July 7, 2016By
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Nintendo has launched a beta test of a new Pokémon game that takes place in the real world. The beta testing began July 6. Using Pokémon GO, gamers travel between the real world and the virtual world of Pokémon with iPhone and Android devices. Pokémon GO is built on Niantic’s Real World Gaming Platform for augmented reality. It uses GPS to... read more

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Spirent’s new GSS7000 system offers flexible multi-GNSS testing

July 6, 2016By
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Spirent Communications plc is releasing a new series of multi-frequency, multi-GNSS RF constellation simulators. The GSS7000 series provides an entry to multi-frequency testing, with a modular approach to enable this new precision GNSS simulation system to expand with users’ needs. The GSS7000 system will suit receiver, system and application developers who want to take advantage of new satellite navigation systems... read more

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NDGPS to remain operational, fewer sites face decommissioning

July 5, 2016By
Graphic depicting NDGPS after site reductions. (U.S. Coast Guard)

The United States Coast Guard, Department of Transportation and Army Corps of Engineers have issued a notice that reduces the number of Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System (NDGPS) sites that will be decommissioned. The agencies published a notice on Aug. 18, 2015, seeking public comments on the proposed shutdown and decommissioning of 62 the then-existing 84 NDGPS sites. “After a review... read more