Transportation

Google Car Drives Itself for One Million Miles

June 4, 2015By
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Google’s self-driving car has driven itself one million miles. Google announced the milestone June 4 on Google Plus. “Our software has now self-driven the equivalent of 75 years of typical U.S. adult driving! Along the way, we’ve navigated more than 200,000 stop signs, 600,000 traffic lights, and seen 180 million vehicles — with several thousand traffic cones, some fluttering plastic... read more

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Autonomous Vehicles May Cut Auto Market in Half

June 1, 2015By

U.S. auto sales may drop about 40 percent in the next 25 years because of autonomous vehicles hitting the road, reports Bloomberg. In particular, shared driverless cars would force mass-market automakers such as General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co. to slash output, a Barclays analyst told Bloomberg. Vehicle ownership rates could be cut almost in half because many families would only need one... read more

On the Road to Driverless

June 1, 2015By
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Differential GNSS+INS for Land Vehicle Autonomous Navigation Qualification
Land-vehicle autonomous navigation requires centimeter-level accuracy to hit the open road. One demonstrated absolute accuracy and mobility solution extends the potential test area and minimizes cost for multi-environment validation. read more

EGNOS Hits the Road in North Africa and Middle East

May 28, 2015By
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Delegates from 10 countries met in Tunis May 19 for an “All-day-long Think Tank” organized by MEDUSA. The sixty participants represented Algeria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Egypt, Jordan, France, Italy, Morocco, Tunisia and Slovak Republic. Focused on the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) market, the event addressed the advantages of satellite navigation, and particularly of EGNOS and Galileo. ITS concerns the integration of information... read more

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Hyundai Launches Android Auto in New Car Models

May 28, 2015By
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Hyundai has become the first car company to launch Android Auto on production vehicles. Android Auto is premiering on the 2015 Sonata with Navigation at dealerships nationwide, and will later become available on other Hyundai models. “Android Auto aligns with Hyundai’s core interior design principles of safety, intuitiveness and simplicity,” said Dave Zuchowski, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor America. “We launched... read more

DeepOcean Hires Fugro for Fleet Positioning

May 28, 2015By
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Fugro has been awarded a contract by subsea contractor DeepOcean for the provision of precise satellite positioning for its fleet. The contract is valid for three years and also includes the new vessels in DeepOcean’s expanding fleet. The DeepOcean fleet will be equipped with hardware and software developed by Fugro, providing independent positioning solutions on each vessel. Under the contract, Fugro will... read more

Crowdsourcing Indoor Positioning, Connected Vehicle News

May 27, 2015By

One of the marvels of the decade is crowdsourcing. This month I look at crowdsourcing for indoor-location positioning and report findings on GPS in smartphones that provide reliable earthquake warnings. Google has had some issues with mapping crowdsourcing, leading to the temporary suspension of Map Maker. If Google can’t block inappropriate content, it does give pause. Next, I look at... read more

NovAtel Offers Marine Antenna that Blocks Inmarsat Interference

May 26, 2015By
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NovAtel Inc. has introduced the GPS-713 pinwheel antenna, available in two configurations: the standard GPS-713-GGG-N and the L-Band capable GPS-713-GGGL-N.  Both antennas provide enhanced Inmarsat interference rejection, allowing tracking of GNSS signals in the presence of high-powered Inmarsat transmitters typically found on marine vessels. The antennas receive GPS L1, L2, L5; GLONASS L1, L2, L3; BeiDou B1, B2; and Galileo E1, E5a/b... read more

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