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Highest Peak in North America to be Surveyed

June 16, 2015By
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A new GPS survey of Mount McKinley, the highest point in North America, will update the commonly accepted elevation of McKinley’s peak, 20,320 feet. The last survey was completed in 1953. The USGS, along with NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey (NGS) and the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), are supporting a GPS survey of the Mount McKinley apex. Surveying technology and processes... read more

Hemisphere GNSS Debuts Atlas GNSS Correction Service

June 15, 2015By
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Hemisphere has released Atlas, its new entrant into the GNSS global correction services market. Atlas is delivered via L-Band or the Internet at accuracy levels ranging from meter level to sub-decimeter level. Atlas support is being introduced across a wide range of hardware, including Hemisphere’s new AtlasLink smart antenna, also launched. “Atlas comes out of a change of culture and focus,” Hemisphere CEO Chuck... read more

GSA Flight Event Celebrated, Demonstrated EGNOS

June 11, 2015By
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Since its certification for civil aviation in 2011, EGNOS has been making flights in Europe safer, greener and more efficient. The European GNSS Agency recently invited the media and European aviation stakeholders for a unique EGNOS Flight Event in Toulouse. Watch the video. read more

Four Galileo Satellites Now at ESTEC

June 10, 2015By
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News by the European Space Agency Europe’s latest Galileo was unboxed at ESA’s technical centre in the Netherlands in May, bringing the total number of satellites at the site to four. ESTEC in Noordwijk is the largest satellite test facility in Europe, with all the equipment needed to simulate every aspect of the launch and space environment under a single... read more

OriginGPS Unveils Multi-GNSS Module with Antenna for Wearables

June 10, 2015By
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OriginGPS has launched the Multi Micro Hornet, a tiny fully integrated multiple constellation antenna module. The innovative architecture packs functionality and high-quality components in a small space to improve wearables’ fashion and function, the company said. “A recent study by the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA) showed that multi-constellation is becoming a standard feature in today’s user equipment,” said Gal Jacobi, CEO... read more

Blink: Researchers Demonstrate Nanosecond Accuracy for Wireless Networks

June 9, 2015By
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Researchers experimentally demonstrate the first wireless network synchronized with accuracy of a billionth of a second. A new timing protocol, dubbed “Blink,” would allow for timing greater than that provided by GPS satellites. According to researchers, the protocol would allow for wireless transmission over longer distances with less energy — while improve the overall efficiency of wireless networks. Such an enhanced timing... read more

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New INRIX Service Helps Drivers Find Parking

June 5, 2015By
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Everyone who has ever been frustrated circling the block in search of parking has wished for a solution that could quickly lead them to that elusive spot. INRIX is launching a new service aimed at addressing this problem by helping drivers quickly find on-street parking. BMW will be the first automaker to include the service for its cars, in its ConnectedDrive autos. INRIX On-Street Parking... read more

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Google Car Drives Itself for One Million Miles

June 4, 2015By
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Google’s self-driving car has driven itself one million miles. Google announced the milestone June 4 on Google Plus. “Our software has now self-driven the equivalent of 75 years of typical U.S. adult driving! Along the way, we’ve navigated more than 200,000 stop signs, 600,000 traffic lights, and seen 180 million vehicles — with several thousand traffic cones, some fluttering plastic... read more

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