Transportation

Telit autonomous nav module uses internal sensors, GNSS

November 7, 2016By
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Telit has announced the commercial availability of the SL869-3DR, a GNSS module for global use that leverages information from internal gyros, accelerometers and a barometric pressure sensor to perform dead-reckoning navigation for application areas such as track and trace and in-vehicle systems. The module delivers accurate position data either directly from its multi-constellation receiver or from a fully autonomous dead-reckoning system, requiring no connections... read more

Systron Donner awarded IMU contract for Boeing 777X

November 7, 2016By
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Rockwell Collins has awarded a contract to Systron Donner Inertial (SDI) for an inertial measurement unit (IMU) needed for the new Boeing 777X Integrated Flight Control Electronics (IFCE) fly-by-wire system. The core of SDI’s solution is its SDI300 aviation-grade IMU, which delivers reliable high performance and stability over full temperature and vibration environments, the company said. The compact, low-power, high-quality... read more

Launchpad: Timing receiver, AR smart glasses

November 5, 2016By
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OEM GNSS receiver High precision for the mass market The Piksi Multi is a multi-band, multi-constellation receiver for the mass market. Autonomous devices require precision navigation, especially those that perform critical functions. The receiver uses real-time kinematics (RTK) technology, providing location solutions 100 times more accurate than traditional GPS. Piksi Multi supports GPS L1/L2 and is hardware-ready for GLONASS G1/G2,... read more

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NovAtel turns to Stanford lab for high-precision vehicle study

November 1, 2016By

NovAtel Inc. has placed a research contract to determine how GNSS technology can deliver a positioning solution that meets both the safety and accuracy requirements of unmanned automotive vehicles. The research conducted by the GPS Research Laboratory at Stanford University will expand the scope of similar research for aircraft applications. The research will include study concepts for high-precision, high-integrity carrier... read more

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Syntony rises high by going underground

November 1, 2016By
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Syntony GNSS, a simulator company based in Toulouse, France, has landed a €1 million location infrastructure project for the underground metro in Stockholm, Sweden. Stockholm’s metro stations are deep underground, dug under the sea in and around Stockholm. The metro lacked a system that would enable emergency 911 calls with associated essential localized position information to be carried from within... read more

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Buckeye Mountain, Trimble bring GPS to railways

October 19, 2016By
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Railway technology company Buckeye Mountain and Trimble are working together to provide the railroad industry with advances in GPS solutions such as the Trimble PG200 GNSS receiver. The PG200 is a rugged, lightweight and portable receiver to use in rail and intermodal yards to identify safety zones. It also includes auto tracking on critical assets. Trimble has also been working... read more

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UC Riverside team developing non-GPS nav system for autonomous vehicles

October 13, 2016By

A team of researchers at the University of California, Riverside has developed a highly reliable and accurate navigation system that exploits existing environmental signals such as cellular and Wi-Fi, rather than GPS. The technology can be used as a standalone alternative to GPS, or complement current GPS-based systems to enable highly reliable, consistent, and tamper-proof navigation. The technology could be... read more

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Esri partners with Waze on open data-sharing for governments

October 13, 2016By
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Global mapping company Esri is partnering with Waze to make it easier for governments to begin building intelligent transportation systems in their communities. Waze enables users to share and harness the power of anonymous, aggregated data to promote greater transportation efficiency, deeper insight into travel conditions, and safer roads. Governments already using the Esri ArcGIS platform can quickly and easily exchange data through the Waze... read more

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