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u-blox launches new firmware for ADR GNSS modules

June 7, 2016By

u-blox has released its fourth generation firmware for 3D Automotive Dead Reckoning (ADR) GNSS modules and chip sets, the company announced during TU-Automotive 2016, which is being held June 8-9 in Novi, Michigan. The Swiss-based company develops GPS technology, chip sets, miniaturized GPS modules, smart antennas and dead reckoning products. Designed for first mount or aftermarket road vehicle applications, such as in-car navigation,... read more

FAA offers ADS-B rebates to aircraft owners

June 6, 2016By
Airplane taking off from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport with the air traffic control tower behind. (Photo: Wikipedia CC BY-SA 4.0)

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is offering a $500 rebate for aircraft to install Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) surveillance technology ahead of a 2020 deadline. Today on a national press call, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Deputy Administrator Michael G. Whitaker announced the $500 rebate incentive for General Aviation (GA) aircraft owners who equip their aircraft with required avionics... read more

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Connected Car: Speaker line-up announced for June 16 webinar

May 31, 2016By

GPS World has announced the speaker line-up for its “Connected Car: Cutting edge research aimed at implementing connected car and driverless car technology” webinar, sponsored by u-blox. Date: Thursday, June 16 Time: 10:00 a.m. Pacific / 1:00 p.m. Eastern / 7:00 p.m. Central European Time Duration: 60 minutes Speakers: Chaminda Basnayake, Principal Engineer, V2X Systems John Kenney, Director and Principal Researcher,... read more

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Azuga expands sales operations for connected fleets

May 23, 2016By

Azuga, a provider of connected vehicle technology, expanded its sales operations to serve more than 100 fleets in 10 countries across Latin America, Europe, India and parts of the Middle East, the company announced in a news release. “Our next-generation, easy-to-use connected vehicle solutions are now disrupting the fleet telematics market internationally with driver-friendly fleet telematics, dramatically lower costs and country-specific customizations,” says Ananth Rani,... read more

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New engineering team at NovAtel to deliver safe positioning technology for autonomous vehicles

May 20, 2016By
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NovAtel Inc. announced a new initiative and engineering team to develop functionally safe GNSS positioning technology for fully autonomous applications. The company leverages its extensive experience developing safety-critical systems for the aviation industry to meet the future safety thresholds required for driverless cars and autonomous applications in agriculture, mining, and other government, military and commercial markets. In early 2015, NovAtel... read more

STMicroelectronics, Autotalks fuse satellite navigation with V2X

May 18, 2016By

STMicroelectronics and Israel-based Autotalks have announced their fusion of GNSS technology and V2X ranging. The new V2X-Enhanced GNSS ensures authenticated and secure vehicle localization for extreme accuracy and reliability of positioning information, especially in urban canyons, tunnels and parking structures, where accurate absolute and relative positioning-to other vehicles and infrastructure-is critical in progress toward semi- and fully-autonomous vehicles. STMicroelectronics is a semiconductor company,... read more

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TU-Automotive Detroit agenda, speakers revealed

May 11, 2016By

Penton’s TU-Automotive has unveiled the agenda and speaker line-up for TU-Automotive Detroit 2016, which is being held June 8-9 in Novi, Michigan. The 16th annual conference and exhibition is dedicated to innovation in automotive technology, covering connected cars, autonomy and mobility. At TU-Automotive Detroit 2016, the city’s automakers — Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles — will join international... read more

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Connected vehicles: Road-ready yet?

May 10, 2016By
Figure 2. Renesas ADAS development platform.

By Chaminda Basnayake RENESAS Electronics America Inc. Recent progress with Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) brings connected cars or V2X — connectivity between vehicles, infrastructure and all road users — closer to reality than ever before. If all goes well, an NHTSA mandate on DSRC in new light vehicles is expected to start around 2020... read more