Transportation

Urban GPS Navigation Improved 50-90 Percent, Researchers Say

February 13, 2013By
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A new system developed by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) researchers uses sensors to improve the ability of GPS to determine a vehicle’s position compared to use of conventional GPS devices by up to 90 percent. The prototype can guarantee the position of the vehicle to within 1 or 2 meters in urban settings, the researchers said. The system... read more

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Test Confirms EGNOS + Galileo = Safer Skies

February 13, 2013By
EGEP testbed combined GPS/GALILEO

Europe’s two satellite navigation systems could combine in the future for heightened performance, an airborne test has confirmed. A helicopter flight took place above an alpine valley in Germany, the one place on Earth where Galileo services are already routinely available. Results of the flight test, conducted in September 2012, show that adding Galileo signals to the European Geostationary Navigation... read more

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Telematics Detroit 2013

February 12, 2013By

Telematics Detroit — scheduled for June 5-6, in Novi, Michigan — is a conference and exhibition focused on the entire telematics ecosystem. In 2012, 1800+ executives attended along with 100+ industry speakers. Key topics this year include: The Ultimate End-to-End Telematics Platform: Dispel the “killer app” myth to adopt an approach to connectivity that eschews the next big thing in... read more

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NovAtel Announces MEMS IMU for Pairing with OEM6 Receivers

February 6, 2013By
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NovAtel Inc., supplier of OEM GNSS components and subsystems, has announced the addition of a new commercially exportable MEMS IMU to its line of SPAN GNSS/INS products. Available for immediate shipping, this custom Analogue Devices MEMS inertial sensor is exclusive to NovAtel, and can be paired with an OEM6 receiver card to provide continuously available position, velocity and attitude (roll,... read more

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MEMS IMU for OEM Receivers

February 1, 2013By

The ADIS16488 is a Micro Electromechanical System (MEMS) Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) from Analog Devices. It features low noise gyros and accelerometers in a rugged, environmentally sealed enclosure. The ADIS16488 enables precision measurements for applications that require low cost, high performance, and rugged durability. At 71 x 46 x 11 millimeters, the OEM-ADIS-16488 features low noise gyros and accelerometers in... read more

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Network RTK for Intelligent Vehicles

February 1, 2013By
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Adoption of network real-time kinematic GNSS positioning can lead to major improvements in vehicle localization, although implementation must overcome some real-world challenges. This article assesses the extent of GNSS signal outage in a motorway environment. The average total GNSS outage period and the average time to resolve ambiguity for the network RTK solution can help assess complimentary sensors for a ubiquitous positioning system. read more

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Call for Participation: Round 2 of NGS Kinematic GPS Challenge

January 30, 2013By

NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey (NGS) is conducting a 12-year project, called Gravity for the Redefinition of the American Vertical Datum (GRAV-D), to redefine the vertical datum of the United States by flying airborne gravity missions. The accuracy of the resulting vertical datum depends directly on the quality of the aircraft’s GNSS position solutions. In August 2010, NGS issued a Kinematic... read more

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u-blox 3G module certified by Korean’s SK Telecom

January 18, 2013By

u-blox, the Swiss positioning and wireless chip and module company, has received approval for its LISA-U110 UMTS/HSPA wireless module from SK Telecom, Korea’s largest mobile telecom operator with more than 50 percent market share. SK Telecom provides multimedia services and connectivity to 24 million customers throughout South Korea. The certification allows the LISA modem to be used in a wide... read more