Transportation

EGNOS Service Provision Workshop Slated for September

July 6, 2015By

EGNOS Service Provision Workshop 2015 will be held in Copenhagen September 29-30. The workshop is sponsored by the European Satellite Services Provider (ESSP). The agenda, now available online, includes program and status updates on EGNOS on Day 1, as well as a focus on aviation. Included are an update on the EGNOS Safety-of-Life Service for aviation and several sessions focused on successful EGNOS... read more

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Innovation: Seeing the Light

July 1, 2015By
FIGURE 2. GRD-based image correspondence illustration as a function of 2-D relative navigation state.

We look at the development of a generalized vision-aided integrity monitor for precision relative navigation applications. A vision-aided integrity monitor could be extremely valuable in augmenting existing precision relative navigation systems, such as GPS, for many different safety-critical aerospace applications. read more

Garmin Offers Trucking Navigator with Built-in Dash Cam

June 29, 2015By
The Garmin dezlCam trucking navigator has a built-in dash cam.

Garmin International Inc. is offering dēzlCam, an all-in-one trucking navigator with a built-in dash cam that serves as an onboard eyewitness. Truckers can rely on firsthand video footage that continually records the drive and automatically saves video footage on impact. The dēzlCam provides custom truck routing for the size and weight of a driver’s truck as well as route warnings for bridge heights,... read more

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EGNOS Dream Now a Reality

June 29, 2015By
EGNOS demonstration equipment aboard a new Airbus A350 WXB.

Toulouse, France, an aerospace city and the center of the French aerospace industry, was the birthplace of EGNOS, Europe’s satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS), in 1994. So it was appropriate that the first-ever EGNOS Flight Event was organized there in May by the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and the European Commission. EGNOS is the acronym for European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service.... read more

Aspen Avionics Acquires GPS OEM Company Accord Technology

June 24, 2015By

Aspen Avionics has acquired Accord Technology LLC from Accord India. Accord Technology will operate as an Aspen Avionics company continuing to supply Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) -approved OEM GPS solutions to the aerospace industry. Support of its current client base will carry on as usual with licensed production. “Accord’s expertise to design and develop solutions that meet NextGen and other... read more

GSA Flight Event Celebrated, Demonstrated EGNOS

June 11, 2015By
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Since its certification for civil aviation in 2011, EGNOS has been making flights in Europe safer, greener and more efficient. The European GNSS Agency recently invited the media and European aviation stakeholders for a unique EGNOS Flight Event in Toulouse. Watch the video. read more

DIRECTV Subscribes to Fleetmatics for Service Fleet

June 10, 2015By

Fleetmatics Group PLC, a global provider of mobile workforce solutions for service-based businesses of all sizes delivered as software-as-a-service (SaaS), has entered into a master subscription services agreement with DIRECTV to enhance tracking, driver safety and on-time arrivals for its fleet of vehicles that are making service calls. Fleetmatics says its REVEAL is a powerful yet simple-to-use fleet management solution designed... read more

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Harris, exactEarth Form Alliance for Global Maritime Tracking

June 8, 2015By

exactEarth Ltd. and Harris Corporation have formed an alliance to provide a new level of Satellite Automatic Identification System (AIS) data service that will deliver real-time global coverage for maritime vessel tracking. The new service will leverage the persistent global coverage and real-time connectivity of the Iridium NEXT constellation through the implementation of 58 hosted payloads covering the Maritime VHF... read more