U-blox produces automotive-grade positioning modules

July 20, 2016By

U-blox has added automotive qualified product variants to its range of positioning and cellular wireless connectivity modules: the NEO-M8Q-01A, NEO-M8L-01A, SARA-G350-02A  and LISA-U201-03A. Manufactured according to the ISO/TS 16949 automotive supply-chain quality management standard, the modules are thoroughly tested with an extended qualification process aimed at achieving the lowest level of failure rates, u-blox said. Leveraging the early production experience of tens of millions of... read more

This article is tagged with and posted in Featured Stories, Latest News, OEM, Transportation

FAA awards NextGen contract to Lockheed Martin

July 6, 2016By

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin worth $344 million to develop and implement a new NextGen technology that will improve the efficiency of departures and arrivals, as well as the movement of aircraft on the ground. The new technology is expected save time for the flying public and lessen the impact on the environment by... read more

This article is tagged with , , , and posted in Latest News, Transportation

NDGPS to remain operational, fewer sites face decommissioning

July 5, 2016By
Graphic depicting NDGPS after site reductions. (U.S. Coast Guard)

The United States Coast Guard, Department of Transportation and Army Corps of Engineers have issued a notice that reduces the number of Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System (NDGPS) sites that will be decommissioned. The agencies published a notice on Aug. 18, 2015, seeking public comments on the proposed shutdown and decommissioning of 62 the then-existing 84 NDGPS sites. “After a review... read more

u-blox unveils untethered dead-reckoning receiver for vehicles

June 23, 2016By

u-blox’s has revealed its latest receiver, the miniature Untethered Dead Reckoning (UDR) EVA-M8E. Measuring 7 millimeters by 7 millimeters, the EVA-M8E is designed to provide positioning for small-sized vehicle trackers. It provides untethered dead-reckoning performance without any electrical connection to the vehicle, using low-cost inertial sensors. The EVA-M8E offers continuous positioning even before GNSS signals have been received, improves accuracy when GNSS signals... read more

This article is tagged with , , , and posted in Latest News, OEM, Transportation

Webinar probes future road: V2X communication, positioning and safety

June 14, 2016By

Details of this Thursday’s Connected Car webinar emerged as speakers gathered today to share their presentation materials. (You can join this free webinar here.) A key concept is that no single technology can provide the required position accuracy in all environments. A combination of core GNSS technologies is needed: SSR-RTK with correction data (satellite and LTE), multi-GNSS for large number... read more

FAA issues GPS interference flight advisory

June 9, 2016By
GPS Interference testing this June on the West Coast of the United States.

[[Editor’s note: After this story was posted, and after the Navigate! enewsletter containing it was sent out to 27,128 subscribers, GPS World received notice that in fact the U.S. Navy  canceled plans to jam GPS signals in the vicinity of the China Lake, California, Naval Air Weapons Station. The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) had raised concerns about the... read more

This article is tagged with , , , , and posted in Latest News, Transportation

Rambus and Movimento team on personalized security for automotive

June 8, 2016By

Rambus Inc. and Movimento are partnering to deliver secure, personalized over-the-air (OTA) vehicle updates critical to safety and performance in the era of the connected car. Rambus is a specialist in digital security that provides a secure foundation for a connected world, and Movimento specializes in OTA software lifecycle and data management for the automotive/IoT sectors. Movimento and Rambus are demonstrating the joint solution at TU-Automotive in Detroit.... read more

This article is tagged with , , , , , and posted in Latest News, Transportation

Savari demos V2X safety communications solutions at TU-Automotive Detroit

June 8, 2016By

Savari Inc., a V2X (vehicle-to-everything) communication and safety technology company, is showcasing its advanced V2X safety communications solutions at TU-Automotive Detroit, taking place June 8-9 in Novi, Michigan. At the show, Savari will be hosted by Qualcomm Technologies and will offer live demonstrations in Qualcomm booth #C69. The live demonstrations simulate real-life automotive traffic scenarios and how in-car V2X applications make driving... read more

This article is tagged with , , , , , and posted in Latest News, Transportation