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Australia drifts away from GNSS measurements

August 2, 2016By
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Australia is moving north at the rate of approximately 2.75 inches per year, causing it to be out of sync with GNSS positioning by nearly five feet, reports the BBC. Scientists are working to correct the measurement problems this situation creates. The shift, caused by normal tectonic movement, is causing a discrepancy that would interfere in the future use of self-driving cars.... read more

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Verizon to acquire fleet management company Fleetmatics

August 1, 2016By
Fleetmatics Routist is an intelligent routing optimization tool for fleet management.

Transaction to accelerate Verizon’s position as a provider of fleet and mobile workforce management solutions, companies say Verizon Communications Inc. and Fleetmatics Group PLC have entered into a definitive agreement under which Verizon will acquire Fleetmatics, a global provider of fleet and mobile workforce management solutions, for $60 per share in cash — representing a value of approximately $2.4 billion. In... read more

Take part in our rewarding State of the Industry Survey

August 1, 2016By
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What are your challenges this year? How are you driving business in today’s economy? What issues are you concerned about? How much accuracy do you require? We want to know, and so does the rest of the industry. GPS World is asking PNT professionals about the state of their business, the economic climate for GNSS products and services, driving market factors, the effects of jamming, the... read more

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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