Transportation

TU-Automotive Announces Connected Car Award Finalists

April 8, 2015By

TU-Automotive has announced finalists in several categories for its 2015 awards. Finalists in the Best Connected Car System Integrator category include chipmakers Qualcomm and u-blox, among others. Nominees in other categories include TomTom, NXP Semiconductors, Telogis and Geotab. The finalists represent excellence, innovation and leadership in the connected car industry, TU-Automotive said. More than 400 entries were submitted. The winners will be revealed at the TU-Automotive Awards... read more

Septentrio Introduces Next-Generation GNSS Receiver, AsteRX4

April 8, 2015By
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Septentrio has launched its next-generation dual-antenna GNSS receiver, the AsteRx 4 OEM. The AsteRx 4 OEM is a multi-frequency, dual antenna receiver that incorporates the latest innovative GNSS tracking and positioning algorithms from Septentrio. It offers users in the marine, machine control and agricultural industries precision, accuracy, reliability and ease of use, the company said. Thanks to Septentrio’s positioning engine, which uses... read more

Xsens Adds Active Heading Stabilization to IMU

April 2, 2015By

In the latest update of its Motion Tracker product portfolio, Xsens has added active heading stabilization (AHS) to its core sensor fusion algorithms on the MTi 10-series and MTi 100-series. Both series are MEMS-based inertial measurement units (IMU), attitude and heading reference systems (AHRS), and vertical reference units (VRUs). The AHS algorithm delivers fundamentally improved heading tracking accuracy, Xsens said. The improved robustness in... read more

GPSTrackIt.com Fleet Manager Now Supports Multiple Vehicle Groups

April 2, 2015By

GPSTrackIt.com has added the ability to allow vehicles in Fleet Manager, its fleet and mobile workforce management system, to simultaneously belong to multiple groups. The feature enables groups to be “nested,” expanding the reporting and alerting capabilities of Fleet Manager. “A vehicle belonging to more than a single group now appears in the list for each group selected,” said Eddie Bermudez, GPSTrackIt.com’s product development... read more

Galileo E1, E5a Performance for Multi-Frequency, Multi-Constellation GBAS

April 1, 2015By
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Analysis of new Galileo signals at an GBAS compares noise and multipath in their performance to GPS L1 and L5. Even after smoothing, Galileo signals perform somewhat better than GPS and are less sensitive to the smoothing time constant. read more

McMurdo Gets FAA, EASA Nods for Commercial Aircraft Locator

April 1, 2015By

McMurdo Group, maker of end-to-end search and rescue solutions, has received formal certification from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for its Kannad Integra ARINC 429 Navigation Interface. Based on the ARINC 429 GPS communications standard for most commercial aircraft, the interface, when used with the Kannad Integra Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT), provides dual GPS redundancy... read more

UK Space Agency Awards SBAS Africa Contract to Avanti

March 31, 2015By

Avanti Communications has been appointed by the UK Space Agency to deliver a crucial air navigation project in Africa, SBAS-AFRICA. The satellite operator has been awarded the contract under the agency’s International Partnership Space Programme (IPSP), which exists to open up opportunities for the UK space sector to share expertise in real-world satellite technology and services overseas. Africa has just 3 percent of global... read more

Expert Advice: Taking Up Positions — Galileo and E112

March 31, 2015By
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Europe is looking at the imposition of Galileo as part of an A-GNSS technology push for E112 emergency calling applications. E112 processes currently do not specify performance criteria for the position location accuracy. read more