Transportation

Azuga expands sales operations for connected fleets

May 23, 2016By

Azuga, a provider of connected vehicle technology, expanded its sales operations to serve more than 100 fleets in 10 countries across Latin America, Europe, India and parts of the Middle East, the company announced in a news release. “Our next-generation, easy-to-use connected vehicle solutions are now disrupting the fleet telematics market internationally with driver-friendly fleet telematics, dramatically lower costs and country-specific customizations,” says Ananth Rani,... read more

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New engineering team at NovAtel to deliver safe positioning technology for autonomous vehicles

May 20, 2016By
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NovAtel Inc. announced a new initiative and engineering team to develop functionally safe GNSS positioning technology for fully autonomous applications. The company leverages its extensive experience developing safety-critical systems for the aviation industry to meet the future safety thresholds required for driverless cars and autonomous applications in agriculture, mining, and other government, military and commercial markets. In early 2015, NovAtel... read more

STMicroelectronics, Autotalks fuse satellite navigation with V2X

May 18, 2016By

STMicroelectronics and Israel-based Autotalks have announced their fusion of GNSS technology and V2X ranging. The new V2X-Enhanced GNSS ensures authenticated and secure vehicle localization for extreme accuracy and reliability of positioning information, especially in urban canyons, tunnels and parking structures, where accurate absolute and relative positioning-to other vehicles and infrastructure-is critical in progress toward semi- and fully-autonomous vehicles. STMicroelectronics is a semiconductor company,... read more

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Connected vehicles: Road-ready yet?

May 10, 2016By
Figure 2. Renesas ADAS development platform.

By Chaminda Basnayake RENESAS Electronics America Inc. Recent progress with Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) brings connected cars or V2X — connectivity between vehicles, infrastructure and all road users — closer to reality than ever before. If all goes well, an NHTSA mandate on DSRC in new light vehicles is expected to start around 2020... read more

Launchpad: Galileo-ready receivers

May 5, 2016By
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OEM: Galileo-ready receivers Triple-frequency receiver Ready for Galileo The compact FlexPak6 receiver houses NovAtel’s OEM628 triple-frequency plus L-band GNSS receiver board. It tracks all current and future GNSS constellations, with a highly configurable interface designed to meet current and future positioning and integration needs. The FlexPak6 is a GPS and GLONASS receiver that is also Galileo and Compass ready. Upgradable receiver... read more

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Laser ranging plus GNSS

May 4, 2016By
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Context-dependent scan matching for aided navigation By Jyh-Ching Juang, Shang-Lin Yu and Shun-Hung Chen Context-dependent scan matching for aided navigation — finding the rotation and translation that best align two consecutive scans — provides laser-ranging data that can be blended into a GNSS navigation system. A quality index based on analysis of intra-frame point clouds assesses the scan context, accounting for variations... read more

First EGNOS LPV-200 approach implemented at Charles de Gaulle Airport

May 4, 2016By
The first LPV-200 approach in Europe took place May 3 at Charles de Gaulle Airport.

On May 3, the first LPV-200 approaches were implemented at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (LFPG) — the first such approaches to be implemented in Europe. The milestone follows publication of the EGNOS-based procedures on April 28, according to the European GNSS Agency (GSA), which manages EGNOS on behalf of the European Commission. LPV-200 enables aircraft approach procedures that are operationally equivalent to a... read more

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Harris offers comprehensive solution for drone safety

May 4, 2016By
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Harris Corporation has introduced a comprehensive solution to increase the safety of drones and other commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) flying at low altitudes in the U.S. The announcement was made during Xponential 2016 being held May 2-5 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Harris’ ADS-B Xtend service provides critical surveillance information to help UAS operators and airspace... read more