Transportation

Geodata key to new business world, says Intergeo report

October 11, 2016By
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Geodata is key to the digital future and a 4.0 business world, according to a new report released at InterGeo in Hamburg, Germany. At the heart of this business vision is the networking of sensors that must have location data in order to fulfill their value. The 116-page Intergeo Report, in parallel German and English, includes sections on smart cities,... read more

Automotive abstract: INS to protect against GNSS spoofing

October 6, 2016By
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Using Tactical and MEMS Grade INS to Protect Against GNSS Spoofing in Automotive Applications By Sashidharan Manickam and Kyle O’Keefe PLAN Group, Department of Geomatics Engineering, University of Calgary This paper analyzes the GNSS signal authentication limits in using different grades of IMU (Tactical and MEMS) to detect errors in combination with different grades of GNSS receiver (Geodetic grade and... read more

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Mapping system for self-driving cars developed by Nvidia and TomTom

October 3, 2016By

NVIDIA and TomTom announced they are partnering to develop artificial intelligence to create a cloud-to-car mapping system for self-driving cars. The work combines TomTom’s HD map coverage, which spans more than 120,000 kilometers of highways and freeways, with the NVIDIA DRIVE PX 2 computing platform. Together, the solution accelerates support for real-time in-vehicle localization and mapping for driving on the... read more

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Precision GNSS in phones, drones and cars forecast by 2021

October 3, 2016By
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Low-cost, precision GNSS receivers will become a reality in the driverless car, drone and even smartphone markets by 2021, finds ABI Research. The automotive industry will be the main driver behind precision GNSS receiver adoption, in which centimeter-level accuracy is essential to complete driver safety systems with the redundancy necessary for autonomous vehicles. “There is a variety of competing technologies... read more

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Beacons by Waze counter tunnel blackout

October 3, 2016By
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To assist drivers losing their navigation assistance in tunnels such as those in New York, Baltimore, Boston and Pittsburgh, app maker Waze has begun pilot projects installing electronic beacons. Each about the size of an E-ZPass, the beacons are installed within tunnels to guide the way via Bluetooth. No GPS signal in the tunnel means no directions upon emerging into... read more

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FAA’s ADS-B rebate program for aviators begins Sept. 19

September 13, 2016By

The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is incentivizing general aviation aircraft owners to equip their aircraft with required NextGen avionics technology before the Jan. 1, 2020, deadline. On Sept. 19, the FAA’s Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) rebate website will go live, and general aviation aircraft owners will have the opportunity to apply for a $500 rebate to help offset... read more

CalAmp’s MDT-7P Android tablet designed for Mobile Workforce

September 10, 2016By
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CalAmp — a provider of wireless products, services and solutions — has launched the MDT-7P Android-based tablet designed to integrate with CalAmp’s family of aftermarket telematics devices. It features wired, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, a rugged 7-inch touchscreen display, and is suited to deliver and support applications for industries such as long-haul trucking, fleet management, asset delivery and mobile workforce management. “The MDT-7P is designed... read more

GPS Lite: Keeping tabs on cargo at the port

September 7, 2016By
Rotterdam port: A straddle carrier is in the foreground. (Photo: APM Terminals Rotterdam)

Cargo that comes into the Rotterdam, The Netherlands, shipping port could very well be guided by a new GPS system. APM Terminals Rotterdam operates at the important European gateway with a fleet of more than 70 straddle carriers. The straddle carriers have been equipped with GPS Lite, made by U.K.-based International Terminal Solutions (ITS). GPS Lite, the latest version of... read more