Transportation

eDLoran: The Next-Gen Loran

June 28, 2014By
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Potential GNSS Back-up Improves to GPS-Level Accuracy
A new enhanced differential Loran system demonstrates 5-meter accuracy not achievable by the current DLoran system, and requires less expensive reference stations. A prototype tested in Rotterdam’s Europort area uses standard mobile telecom networks and the Internet to reduce correction data latency — a key source of error — by one to two orders of magnitude. read more

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TireStamp Chooses Telit for Tire Pressure Monitoring with GPS

June 13, 2014By
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Telit Wireless Solutions has announced that TireStamp, a TPMS 2.0-certified vendor of Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, embeds Telit cellular and positioning modules into its product. For fleet managers, tires represent the second-highest operating cost of running a fleet, second only to fuel. Tire maintenance can significantly impact highway safety, revenue potential, operational efficiency, and maintenance costs. The TireStamp TireVigil solution... read more

ACR Electronics Launches New Locator for Aviation

June 13, 2014By
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A new emergency locator transmitter for aviation has received Cospas-Sarsat and FAA approvals and is now available for sale. The ELT 1000 by ACR Electronics, Inc., is designed with multiple installation configurations to reduce overall installation cost, the company said. The electronics maximize frequency stability and power while incorporating a new, built-in GPS navigational interface, the company said. Including GPS... read more

Azuga Takes on Distracted Driving for Fleet Managers

June 13, 2014By

To recognize National Safety Month and to highlight the growing dangers of distracted and reckless driving, Azuga has published a Fleet Stats infographic showing the dangers of auto accidents its fleet tracking programs are designed to prevent. Of the 41,000 Americans killed each year in traffic accidents, nearly 5,000 die as a result of crashes involving large fleet trucks. An... read more

Forecast Looks at Intelligent Transport Systems

June 3, 2014By

A new report from Research and Markets Ltd. forecasts intelligent transport systems, with a focus on highways. The report is titled “Intelligent Transport Systems Market by Component, Application, System (ATMS, ATIS, ITS- Enabled Transportation, Pricing System, APTS and CVO), and Geography (Americas, Europe, APAC, ROW) Analysis and Forecast to 2014-2020.” Countries around the globe have started to employ a new... read more

Geoforce Releases Tiny Industrial GPS Tracking Device

May 27, 2014By

Geoforce, Inc., an international provider of asset management solutions for the oil and gas industry, has announced the widespread commercial availability of the GT0, a tiny industrial GPS asset-tracking device. The device is designed to track and remotely monitor assets too challenging for other GPS devices, the company said. “Geoforce is constantly trying to gauge what our customers will need... read more

GPSTrackIt Monitors Fleet Health With Vehicle Diagnostics

May 19, 2014By

GPSTrackIt now offers Vehicle Diagnostics through its Fleet Manager dashboard to give fleet operators information about a fleet’s health in real time. The information is the same as that used by professional mechanics to identify why a check engine light is on. Since 1996, vehicles sold in the United States have been equipped with an On Board Diagnostics (OBDII) port.... read more

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UAV Shipboard Landing with RTK

May 2, 2014By
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Limited landing area as well as interference due to wind disturbance and wave motion make shipboard landings of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) extremely difficult. Use of UAVs at sea can enhance the efficiency of intelligence gathering and surveillance, and could also increase long-range air-strike capability. read more

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