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Nokia’s HERE Maps sold to BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen

July 27, 2015By
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After months of negotiation, Nokia will sell its HERE Maps division to a consortium of German automakers — BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen — for $2.71 billion, according to the TU Automotive website. Under the agreement, HERE Maps would turn into an open platform that all car manufacturers can use for navigation and mapping inside vehicles, giving automakers independence from companies such as Google for maps and navigation at a... read more

Reyax Technology Develops 3G GNSS Tracking Platform Based on u-blox

July 27, 2015By

Reyax Technology, a telematics tracking systems provider for the automotive industry, has developed an industrial high-integration 3G GNSS tracking platform, the Reyax RY277AI, which is fully based on technology from u-blox. “Our vehicle tracking platforms are dependent on highly accurate position data to deliver the performance crucial to meet the demands of our customers. u-blox’s highly reliable products as well as... read more

Flight Navigation the Focus of New Market Report

July 13, 2015By

MarketsandMarkets.com has released a new report focusing on NextGen flight navigation systems and how they will affect the future of aircraft. “Flight Navigation System Market by Product, Flight Instrument & Application Forecast to 2020” covers: avionics and communications systems instrumentation such as altimeters, gyroscopes, autopilots and sensors applications (commercial and military) geography The time frame covered is 2014 to 2020. Market Research Report... read more

Uber Takes 100 Microsoft Engineers, Mapping Tech

July 6, 2015By
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Microsoft will no longer collect its own map data, according to the website re/code. As part of the change, Microsoft is selling some of its assets to rideshare company Uber, including a data center, cameras, intellectual property and roughly 100 engineers. Uber is also buying a data center near Boulder, Colo. Microsoft plans to continue to offer Bing Maps using data... read more

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EGNOS Service Provision Workshop Slated for September

July 6, 2015By

EGNOS Service Provision Workshop 2015 will be held in Copenhagen September 29-30. The workshop is sponsored by the European Satellite Services Provider (ESSP). The agenda, now available online, includes program and status updates on EGNOS on Day 1, as well as a focus on aviation. Included are an update on the EGNOS Safety-of-Life Service for aviation and several sessions focused on successful EGNOS... read more

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Innovation: Seeing the Light

July 1, 2015By
FIGURE 2. GRD-based image correspondence illustration as a function of 2-D relative navigation state.

We look at the development of a generalized vision-aided integrity monitor for precision relative navigation applications. A vision-aided integrity monitor could be extremely valuable in augmenting existing precision relative navigation systems, such as GPS, for many different safety-critical aerospace applications. read more

Garmin Offers Trucking Navigator with Built-in Dash Cam

June 29, 2015By
The Garmin dezlCam trucking navigator has a built-in dash cam.

Garmin International Inc. is offering dēzlCam, an all-in-one trucking navigator with a built-in dash cam that serves as an onboard eyewitness. Truckers can rely on firsthand video footage that continually records the drive and automatically saves video footage on impact. The dēzlCam provides custom truck routing for the size and weight of a driver’s truck as well as route warnings for bridge heights,... read more

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EGNOS Dream Now a Reality

June 29, 2015By
EGNOS demonstration equipment aboard a new Airbus A350 WXB.

Toulouse, France, an aerospace city and the center of the French aerospace industry, was the birthplace of EGNOS, Europe’s satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS), in 1994. So it was appropriate that the first-ever EGNOS Flight Event was organized there in May by the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and the European Commission. EGNOS is the acronym for European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service.... read more