Transportation

T-Mobile device makes older cars ‘connected’

November 21, 2016By

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

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

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

Telit autonomous nav module uses internal sensors, GNSS

November 7, 2016By

Telit has announced the commercial availability of the SL869-3DR, a GNSS module for global use that leverages information from internal gyros, accelerometers and a barometric pressure sensor to perform dead-reckoning navigation for application areas such as track and trace and in-vehicle systems. The module delivers accurate position data either directly from its multi-constellation receiver or from a fully autonomous dead-reckoning system, requiring no connections... read more

Systron Donner awarded IMU contract for Boeing 777X

November 7, 2016By

Rockwell Collins has awarded a contract to Systron Donner Inertial (SDI) for an inertial measurement unit (IMU) needed for the new Boeing 777X Integrated Flight Control Electronics (IFCE) fly-by-wire system. The core of SDI’s solution is its SDI300 aviation-grade IMU, which delivers reliable high performance and stability over full temperature and vibration environments, the company said. The compact, low-power, high-quality... read more

Launchpad: Timing receiver, AR smart glasses

November 5, 2016By

OEM GNSS receiver High precision for the mass market The Piksi Multi is a multi-band, multi-constellation receiver for the mass market. Autonomous devices require precision navigation, especially those that perform critical functions. The receiver uses real-time kinematics (RTK) technology, providing location solutions 100 times more accurate than traditional GPS. Piksi Multi supports GPS L1/L2 and is hardware-ready for GLONASS G1/G2,... read more

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