Transportation

Project begins to collect precise GNSS data for autonomous vehicles

July 11, 2017By

Lighthouse Technology and Consulting Co. Ltd. (LHTC) is starting a program to collect precise GNSS data on major highways in Japan. The data is intended to serve as a tool for high-precision positioning systems used in automated driving vehicles. Automated driving on public streets has issues to overcome, and the competition to develop the technology among companies are gradually accelerating due... read more

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Northrop Grumman wins US Air Force contract to modernize GPS/INS systems

June 29, 2017By

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Air Force for technology maturation and risk reduction in support of next-generation navigation systems. Under the $49 million contract from the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Northrop Grumman will provide the preliminary hardware and software architecture design for the Embedded GPS/Inertial Navigation System (INS)-Modernization, or EGI-M, technology. The... read more

Applanix, Waterloo U collaborate on autonomous vehicle tech

June 29, 2017By

Applanix is collaborating on advanced research for autonomous vehicle guidance and control systems with the University of Waterloo Centre for Automotive Research (WatCAR) in Ontario, Canada. Applanix is a Trimble company. Applanix will provide WatCAR with its positioning and orientation system for testing autonomous guidance and control systems in real-world conditions. Applanix will also provide the Trimble GNSS-inertial board set... read more

Spectracom releases eCall compliance tools for the automotive industry

June 28, 2017By

Orolia, through its Spectracom brand, has introduced built-in scenarios for testing eCall In Vehicle Systems compliance to the GNSS requirements of the regulation as an option with its latest Spectracom GSG simulator products. In an initiative to bring life-saving rapid assistance to motorists involved in a collision, European Union (EU) regulation 2015/758 requires new vehicle types of M1 and N1... read more

Second set of Iridium NEXT satellites in orbit

June 27, 2017By

The second set of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites, launched June 25 by SpaceX, are functioning nominally and have begun the testing and validation process. The batch of 10 satellites was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, increasing the total number of Iridium NEXT satellites in space to 20. “We are thrilled with yesterday’s success,” said Scott Smith, chief operating officer... read more

GPS tracking device market expected to grow 2017 to 2023

June 27, 2017By

The GPS tracking device market is expected to exhibit significant growth potential between 2017 and 2023, according to a new report by Research and Markets. The key driving factors for the growth of the GPS tracking device market include the increase in sales of commercial vehicles, smaller size, affordable price and high return on investment. Moreover, the advent of cellular... read more

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