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Spirent, Tata Elxsi V2X automotive test system adopted by researchers

January 6, 2017By
The China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT) in Beijing.

A V2X test system developed by Spirent and Tata Elxsi has been adopted by CAICT, a scientific research institute directly under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China. V2X, or “vehicle to everything,” includes vehicle to vehicle (V2V) and vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) connected technology as well as vehicles to pedestrians, devices or transportation grids. Tata Elxsi, based in Bangalore,... read more

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TomTom launches new car nav devices in US

January 6, 2017By
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Netherlands-based TomTom has launched two car navigation products in the U.S. under the TomTom GO and TomTom VIA lines. The advanced GPS devices offer TomTom’s latest innovations and most up-to-date maps. TomTom made the announcement at the Consumer Electronics Show, CES 2017, which is being held this week in Las Vegas, Nevada. The TomTom GO devices are available in two models, GO 520... read more

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Vanilla Aircraft claims record with 56-hour unmanned flight

January 6, 2017By
The VA001 10-day Endurance UAS.

On Dec. 2, Vanilla Aircraft‘s VA001 unmanned aircraft system (UAS) completed a world record non-stop, unrefueled 56-hour flight. The flight was supported by the technology innovation investments of the U.S. Department of Defense’s Rapid Reaction Technology Office (RRTO) and DARPA-funded efforts through Naval Air System Command (NAVAIR 4.11 – Patuxent River). The flight, planned as a 120-hour mission, was ended... read more

EndRun solution removes GPS signal delays

January 5, 2017By
The Meridian II Precision TimeBase.

EndRun Technologies, a provider of precision time and frequency solutions, today announced the availability of the Real-Time Ionospheric Corrections (RTIC) option for the Meridian II Precision TimeBase. The RTIC option directly measures and removes the ionospheric delay to GPS signals within a single frequency L1 timing receiver. This new Meridian II option optimizes the stability and accuracy of the time... read more

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Anti-drone market to reach $1.85 billion by 2024

January 4, 2017By
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The global anti-drone market size is anticipated to reach $1.85 billion by 2024, according to a new report by Grand View Research Inc. The increase in the adoption of UAVs (drones) has resulted in the commencement of another market that focuses on a solution for rogue drones, complete with net-firing bazookas, electromagnetic shields and anti-drone death rays. The steep rise in... read more

ESCAPE with autonomous driving and the GSA

January 3, 2017By
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The European agency for global navigation satellite systems (GSA) has kicked off ESCAPE, a three-year, 5.4 million euro project to use Galileo services for automated driving. ESCAPE (European Safety Critical Applications Positioning Engine) will coordinate relevant industrial and research institutions in Europe to create a positioning engine for safety-critical applications on the road — applications involving highly automated driving. ESCAPE is led by... read more

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Galileo declares Initial Services

December 15, 2016By
Maroš Šefčovič, à gauche, et Elżbieta Bieńkowska

At a Dec. 15 ceremony in Brussels titled “Galileo Goes Live,” two high officials of the European Commission issued the Galileo Initial Services Declaration. The Declaration of Initial Services means that the Galileo satellites and ground infrastructure are now operationally ready. These signals will be highly accurate but not available all the time, since the constellation is not yet complete... read more

Orolia fortifies resilient PNT with Satelles satellite time and location signal

December 15, 2016By
Iridium satellite, courtesy of Iridium.

A strategic alliance announced on Dec. 15 between Orolia and Satelles includes product development and go-to-market activities of positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) solutions provided by the Iridium satellite constellation, independent of GPS/GNSS signals. The companies intend to provide PNT solutions to military, defense, government and commercial customers worldwide. Orolia, the parent of GNSS-active companies Spectracom and Spectratime, among others,... read more