Auto industry adopts GSMA embedded SIM specs for connected cars

February 23, 2016By

Automotive and transportation companies are supporting the GSMA Embedded SIM Specification to help accelerate the growth of the connected car market, according to the GSMA. Automakers. The interoperable specification has been backed by international brands including General Motors, Jaguar Land Rover, Renault Nissan, Scania and Volvo Cars, and will enable automakers to remotely provision connectivity over the air to vehicles with... read more

Anti-drone system for airports passes tests

February 18, 2016By

Each month, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) receives more than 100 reports from pilots and others who spot what appears to be an unmanned aircraft (UAS) flying close to an airport or a manned airplane. It’s become a serious safety concern for the agency, and a potential security issue for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In addition to the... read more

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Australia enacts new GNSS requirements for aviation

February 18, 2016By

Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has implemented a GNSS equipment mandate for all aircraft flying in the country, regardless of state of registry. The mandate is designed to align Australian operations with global standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for Communications, Navigation, Surveillance and Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM). The changes include the requirement that all aircraft operating under instrument... read more

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QantasLink selects FreeFlight SBAS/GNSS sensor for ADS-B compliance

February 10, 2016By

QantasLink, Australia’s largest regional airline, has selected the FreeFlight 1203C SBAS/GNSS sensor for retrofit into its DHC-8-200/300 series of aircraft. QantasLink paired the 1203C with the Dash 8’s TDR-94D Mode-S transponders. “We’re pleased to demonstrate once again that there are practical ADS-B solutions for aircraft that have been in service for a while,” said Pete Ring, FreeFlight Systems’ director of... read more

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Driverless conference targets autonomous vehicles

February 9, 2016By

“Driverless: The Business of Autonomous Vehicles” presents a one-day conference in the neighborhood of Silicon Valley, center of autonomous testing. The March 23 program at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, San Francisco Airport, focuses on a fast-changing landscape where automakers and Silicon Valley technology companies are crafting and beginning to roll out their strategies for the autonomous car. Keeping on top of... read more

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GM, Volkswagen to use Mobileye auto mapping technology

February 8, 2016By

Mobileye, a developer of vision and data analysis for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving, has introduced a new mapping technology development called Road Experience Management (REM). REM enables crowd-sourced real-time data for precise localization and high-definition lane data that forms an important layer of information to support fully autonomous driving. Mobileye is engaged with General Motors to integrate... read more

Firmware update for u-blox M8 GNSS receiver adds Galileo

January 26, 2016By

u-blox has released new firmware, FW 3.01, for its u-blox M8 concurrent multi-GNSS platform. u-blox M8 FW 3.01 now also supports Galileo, in addition to GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, QZSS and SBAS. It can track up to three constellations concurrently and makes use of all SBAS and QZSS augmentation systems at the same time. With Galileo fully deployed, the European positioning system will... read more

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US Coast Guard issues GPS jamming alert

January 23, 2016By

The U.S. Coast Guard issued a safety alert on Jan. 16, warning mariners of the potential detrimental impact to navigation caused by GPS interference or jamming. The warning emphasizes the importance of understanding how vessel equipment could be impacted by the loss of a GPS signal. The Coast Guard states that this past summer, multiple outbound vessels from a non-U.S.... read more

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