Transportation

Connected car considerations: Industry viewpoints on standardization, safety and more

July 25, 2016By
Connected Car Gateway for applications such as emergency calling, telematics, infotainment data distribution and usage-based insurance. (Image: u-blox)

This article presents short segments from each of the four speakers on GPS World’s June Connected Car webinar, sponsored by u-blox. The one-hour webinar with presentation slides is now available on demand. Chaminda Basnayake, Principal Engineer, V2X Systems, Renesas Electronics In the basic V2X concept of operation, everybody will be talking to each other, will be aware of each other.... read more

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Launchpad: OEM, transportation and survey/mapping products

July 20, 2016By

OEM Grandmaster Clock All-in-one time-and-frequency master time and clock server When the VelaSync time server platform was introduced in 2014, it met the needs of financial trading networks’ move to 10 gigabit-per-second networking. Now available with 40-GbE network interfaces, it offers high-performance synchronization for time-sensitive networks. Matching network speeds between timing and data on a single low-latency high-throughput network enhances... read more

U-blox produces automotive-grade positioning modules

July 20, 2016By
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U-blox has added automotive qualified product variants to its range of positioning and cellular wireless connectivity modules: the NEO-M8Q-01A, NEO-M8L-01A, SARA-G350-02A  and LISA-U201-03A. Manufactured according to the ISO/TS 16949 automotive supply-chain quality management standard, the modules are thoroughly tested with an extended qualification process aimed at achieving the lowest level of failure rates, u-blox said. Leveraging the early production experience of tens of millions of... read more

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FAA awards NextGen contract to Lockheed Martin

July 6, 2016By

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin worth $344 million to develop and implement a new NextGen technology that will improve the efficiency of departures and arrivals, as well as the movement of aircraft on the ground. The new technology is expected save time for the flying public and lessen the impact on the environment by... read more

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NDGPS to remain operational, fewer sites face decommissioning

July 5, 2016By
Graphic depicting NDGPS after site reductions. (U.S. Coast Guard)

The United States Coast Guard, Department of Transportation and Army Corps of Engineers have issued a notice that reduces the number of Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System (NDGPS) sites that will be decommissioned. The agencies published a notice on Aug. 18, 2015, seeking public comments on the proposed shutdown and decommissioning of 62 the then-existing 84 NDGPS sites. “After a review... read more

u-blox unveils untethered dead-reckoning receiver for vehicles

June 23, 2016By
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u-blox’s has revealed its latest receiver, the miniature Untethered Dead Reckoning (UDR) EVA-M8E. Measuring 7 millimeters by 7 millimeters, the EVA-M8E is designed to provide positioning for small-sized vehicle trackers. It provides untethered dead-reckoning performance without any electrical connection to the vehicle, using low-cost inertial sensors. The EVA-M8E offers continuous positioning even before GNSS signals have been received, improves accuracy when GNSS signals... read more

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Webinar probes future road: V2X communication, positioning and safety

June 14, 2016By
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Details of this Thursday’s Connected Car webinar emerged as speakers gathered today to share their presentation materials. (You can join this free webinar here.) A key concept is that no single technology can provide the required position accuracy in all environments. A combination of core GNSS technologies is needed: SSR-RTK with correction data (satellite and LTE), multi-GNSS for large number... read more

FAA issues GPS interference flight advisory

June 9, 2016By
GPS Interference testing this June on the West Coast of the United States.

[[Editor’s note: After this story was posted, and after the Navigate! enewsletter containing it was sent out to 27,128 subscribers, GPS World received notice that in fact the U.S. Navy  canceled plans to jam GPS signals in the vicinity of the China Lake, California, Naval Air Weapons Station. The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) had raised concerns about the... read more

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