Transportation

Septentrio bestows Ecochallenge Award on Leuven University team

June 19, 2017By

Septentrio, a designer and manufacturer of GNSS solutions, has awarded the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven) Ecochallenge team — the winners of the Galileo Masters (Flanders Challenge) of the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) — with an AsteRx-m UAS receiver for its proposal to use high-precision high-reliability Galileo receivers to modernize inland waterway transport by introducing autonomous technology for the vessels. The... read more

Inertial performance: Enhanced tightly coupled dead reckoning

June 13, 2017By and

Exploring imu specifications and correlating them to performance of a final product can be daunting, as differences between MEMS sensors are not always apparent. This article presents achievable performances in fusion technology across a range of IMUs among the best in their respective performance categories. read more

Taoglas launches Axiom reference design for connected cars

June 12, 2017By

Taoglas has launched Axiom, a reference design for a low-profile, compact multiple-antenna solution for the next generation of connected cars. Taoglas is a provider of GNSS, automotive and Internet of Things products. The reference design will help automobile manufacturers overcome one of the biggest challenges of the connected car: where and how to place the multitude of antennas needed for maximum performance. As many... read more

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Telit receives AT&T certification for automotive-grade module

June 8, 2017By

Telit’s 300-Mbps LE940B6-NA LTE Cat 6 module has received AT&T certification for use on the carrier’s North American LTE wireless networks. The smart module is the first 300 Mbps Cat 6 automotive-grade solution certified by AT&T, Telit announced in a press release. With advanced security features, the LE940B6 aligns with automakers’ vehicle roadmaps which include requirements for secure, high-speed mobile data... read more

Telit unveils 450-Mbps LTE-advanced automotive-grade module

June 7, 2017By

Telit has introduced the LE940A9 smart module, an automotive-grade module designed to support LTE Advanced Category 9 (Cat 9) networks. The series offers three multi-band, multi-mode variants — including voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) — and is optimized for automobile manufacturers to deploy next-generation connected-car technology in world markets. The LE940A9 is the latest addition to Telit’s xE940 family of automotive-grade modules. According to Telit, it delivers... read more

eLoran and Loran testing underway in late June

June 5, 2017By

The Loran sites at Havre, Montana; George, Washington; and Fallon, Nevada, will continuously broadcast from 0900 (MST) June 20  through 1200 (MST) on June 30. The sites will operate on the 5990 rate but occasionally may operate at other rates. Only the site at Fallon will operate as an eLoran site. The sites at Havre and George will operate as... read more

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Upgrades to monitoring stations support EGNOS

May 29, 2017By

Upgrades to the monitoring stations underpinning Europe’s EGNOS satnav augmentation system will support its evolution, said the European Space Agency. The current 40 Ranging and Integrity Monitoring Stations (RIMS) sites across Europe and beyond are the bedrock of the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS), supplying highly accurate and robust satnav information that can be relied on for safety-critical purposes.... read more

Companies partner on automotive radar for object detection

May 24, 2017By

Analog Devices and Renesas Electronics Corporation are collaborating on a system-level 77/79-GHz radar sensor demonstrator to improve advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) applications and enable autonomous driving vehicles. The new demonstrator combines the RH850/V1R-M micro-controller from the Renesas autonomy Platform and ADI’s Drive360 28nm CMOS RF-to-bits technology. The system-level operation of these two technologies will enable earlier detection of smaller and faster... read more