Transportation

Skypine car navigation maker adopts Furuno receiver with dead reckoning

December 7, 2016By
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Chinese car navigation systems company Skypine has adopted Furuno’s GPS receiver with a dead-reckoning function. Furuno Electric, headquartered in Nishinomiya, Japan, said its receiver GV-86 has been adopted for use in the car navigation platform designed and produced by Skypine — a major car electronics manufacturer in China. GV-86 will be installed in the car navigation systems designed for major automotive companies, not only in... read more

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FAA suspends approval of NavWorx ADS-B units over GPS chip inspections

November 22, 2016By

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration today issued an emergency order suspending the authorization NavWorx Inc. uses to manufacture certain Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) navigation units. The suspension order was issued after NavWorx declined on repeated occasions to allow FAA personnel to conduct the required inspections. The suspension is immediate and will remain in effect until NavWorx consents... read more

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Data key to Intel’s $250 million autonomous investment

November 21, 2016By
Intel displays its automated driving technology at the Automobility LA conference on Nov. 15. (Photo: Intel)

Intel Capital is targeting more than $250 million of additional new investments over the next two years to make fully autonomous driving a reality, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announced at the Los Angeles Auto Show’s AutoMobility LA conference in November. This was the first time Intel delivered a keynote address at an automotive conference. The investments will drive the development... read more

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T-Mobile device makes older cars ‘connected’

November 21, 2016By
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T-Mobile is offering SyncUp Drive, a device that turns any post-1996 car into a 4G LTE connected car — a Wi-Fi hotspot that also provides vehicle diagnostics, safety and security features. The device is being offered as an incentive with two-year service plans, or separately. SyncUp Drive plugs in to a car’s OBD-II (on-board diagnostics) port, which is standard on... read more

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Lidar, sensors hidden in Hyundai self-driving car

November 21, 2016By
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Hyundai Motor Company introduced the Autonomous Ioniq concept Nov. 16 at the Automobility LA conference. Hyundai said the vehicle is one of the few self-driving cars in development to have a hidden lidar system in its front bumper instead of on the roof, enabling it to look like any other car on the road. The goal in designing the autonomous... read more

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Research: Algorithm based on BeiDou/GPS/IMU and anomalous driving detection

November 21, 2016By

By Rui Sun and Hongyang Bai, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and Ke Han, Jun Hu and Washington Y. Ochieng, Imperial College London. Presented at ION GNSS+ 2016. An Integrated Algorithm Based on BeiDou/GPS/IMU and its Application for Anomalous Driving Detection This paper introduces an integrated algorithm for detecting lane-level anomalous driving. Lane-level high accuracy vehicle positioning is achieved... read more

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FAA evaluates drone detection systems near Denver airport

November 16, 2016By

This week, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are conducting drone-detection research in the vicinity of Denver International Airport. The work is part of the FAA’s Pathfinder Program for UAS Detection at Airports and Critical Infrastructure. The work in Denver is one of six technical evaluations scheduled over an 18-month period. The State of... read more

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FAA releases National Airspace System Navigation Strategy

November 10, 2016By
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The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released its Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) National Airspace System (NAS) Navigation Strategy 2016, the result of a concerted year-long effort by FAA and aviation industry stakeholders. It describes how the FAA intends to transition U.S. NAS operations over the near- (2016–2020), mid- (2021–2025) and far-term (2025–2030) from predominantly point-to-point navigation, reliant on hundreds... read more