Transportation

Garmin unveils aviation portable navigator, the aera 660

March 2, 2016By
Garmin aero 660 navigator for pilots.

Garmin International Inc. has launched the aera 660, a new cost-effective, feature-rich, purpose-built aviation portable. The compact 5-inch capacitive touchscreen has a bright, sunlight readable display complete with rich, interactive maps and a built-in GPS/GLONASS receiver that can be viewed in portrait or landscape modes for optimum customization. The aera 660 encompasses features of the aera and GPSMAP aviation portable series, adding new... read more

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Driverless future revealed at upcoming conference

February 25, 2016By
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The future rollout of the autonomous vehicle will disrupt transportation in way not seen since the automobile’s introduction. A new conference, Driverless, March 22-23 at the Crown Plaza Hotel-San Francisco Airport will explore future autonomous vehicle markets and policy; outline technological and cultural challenges... read more

Ford commits to tripling autonomous vehicle investment

February 24, 2016By
Ford CEO discusses the company's move to fully autonomous vehicles at MWC.

Ford took center stage at the Mobile World Congress (MCW) for a series of announcements. CEO Mark Fields unveiled the new Kuga SUV and confirmed that Ford’s SYNC 3 connectivity technology is coming to Europe. SYNC 3 allows drivers to control audio, navigation, and climate functions plus connected smartphones using simple, conversational voice commands. MCW is being held Feb. 22-25... read more

Harman offers connected car program for service providers

February 23, 2016By

Harman International Industries has announced 10 new workflow, content and data service providers for the company’s Open Service Delivery Platform for the connected car. Harman made the announcement at the Mobile World Congress, taking place Feb. 22-25 in Barcelona, Spain. The service providers can provide automakers and drivers with a wide range of accurate, context-based and relevant services including real-time traffic... read more

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ORBCOMM expands M2M, IoT capabilities for fleet management

February 23, 2016By

ORBCOMM Inc., a global provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, has added to its fleet management portfolio. Announced at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) are the new cellular-only SkyWave IDP-782 device and the viaFleet web application for tracking, monitoring and managing trucks, railcars and other mobile assets. MWC is being held Feb. 22-25 in Barcelona, Spain. By leveraging... read more

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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
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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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