Transportation

Sonardyne delivers subsea navigation to McDermott pipelay vessel

January 16, 2017By
McDermott's Lay Vessel 108.

Sonardyne Inc. has supplied acoustically aided inertial navigation technology to McDermott International for its Lay Vessel 108 (LV 108). McDermott is an offshore engineering, procurement, construction and installation company. The Ranger 2 Pro DP-INS system, the highest specification available from Sonardyne, is being used to support touchdown monitoring surveys of submarine cables, umbilicals and pipelines and as an independent position reference... read more

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Netherlands employs GNSS monitoring for rail

January 11, 2017By
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The Dutch state-owned rail company NS Groep N.V. is deploying a real-time remote diagnostics monitoring system. As a core component of NS’ overall real-time monitoring architecture, the system allows railway operators to streamline maintenance costs and provide efficiencies across their fleet by automating manual tasks. NS in the Netherlands will join a growing number of large rail operators that have... read more

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R&S simulator tests Russia’s emergency call system

January 10, 2017By

New cars for the Russian market must be equipped with the automatic ERA-GLONASS emergency call system. For certification of these in-vehicle systems, both conformance and performance tests are mandatory, in line with the Russian GOST R 55534 specification. For both types of tests, the Russian Certification Center Svyaz-Certificate uses standard-compliant test solutions from Rohde & Schwarz. Manufacturers and component suppliers... read more

Spirent, Tata Elxsi V2X automotive test system adopted by researchers

January 6, 2017By
The China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT) in Beijing.

A V2X test system developed by Spirent and Tata Elxsi has been adopted by CAICT, a scientific research institute directly under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China. V2X, or “vehicle to everything,” includes vehicle to vehicle (V2V) and vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) connected technology as well as vehicles to pedestrians, devices or transportation grids. Tata Elxsi, based in Bangalore,... read more

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TomTom launches new car nav devices in US

January 6, 2017By
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Netherlands-based TomTom has launched two car navigation products in the U.S. under the TomTom GO and TomTom VIA lines. The advanced GPS devices offer TomTom’s latest innovations and most up-to-date maps. TomTom made the announcement at the Consumer Electronics Show, CES 2017, which is being held this week in Las Vegas, Nevada. The TomTom GO devices are available in two models, GO 520... read more

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NovAtel positioning on display at CES autonomy exhibit

January 4, 2017By
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NovAtel Inc. is showcasing its high precision positioning technology as part of AutonomouStuff’s “Roadmap to Autonomy” exhibit at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Jan. 3-8 in Las Vegas. The exhibit is located at the MGM Grand in the Skyline Terrace Suite. AutonomouStuff provides research and development platforms for the safe and reliable testing of automation technologies. It uses NovAtel’s exceptionally robust... read more

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Qualcomm offers variant of connected car platform

January 4, 2017By
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Qualcomm Technologies Inc. has introduced a new variant of its connected car reference platform using its flagship gigabit class Snapdragon X16 LTE modem to help car manufacturers deliver the high-speed, high-quality and reliable connectivity required for advanced telematics and connected vehicle services — supporting peak download speeds up to 1 Gbps. Qualcomm is showcasing the variant at CES 2017, which is being held... read more

ESCAPE with autonomous driving and the GSA

January 3, 2017By
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The European agency for global navigation satellite systems (GSA) has kicked off ESCAPE, a three-year, 5.4 million euro project to use Galileo services for automated driving. ESCAPE (European Safety Critical Applications Positioning Engine) will coordinate relevant industrial and research institutions in Europe to create a positioning engine for safety-critical applications on the road — applications involving highly automated driving. ESCAPE is led by... read more

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