Transportation

Laser ranging plus GNSS

May 4, 2016By
Automotive nagivation suite.

Context-dependent scan matching for aided navigation By Jyh-Ching Juang, Shang-Lin Yu and Shun-Hung Chen Context-dependent scan matching for aided navigation — finding the rotation and translation that best align two consecutive scans — provides laser-ranging data that can be blended into a GNSS navigation system. A quality index based on analysis of intra-frame point clouds assesses the scan context, accounting for variations... read more

First EGNOS LPV-200 approach implemented at Charles de Gaulle Airport

May 4, 2016By
The first LPV-200 approach in Europe took place May 3 at Charles de Gaulle Airport.

On May 3, the first LPV-200 approaches were implemented at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (LFPG) — the first such approaches to be implemented in Europe. The milestone follows publication of the EGNOS-based procedures on April 28, according to the European GNSS Agency (GSA), which manages EGNOS on behalf of the European Commission. LPV-200 enables aircraft approach procedures that are operationally equivalent to a... read more

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Harris offers comprehensive solution for drone safety

May 4, 2016By
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Harris Corporation has introduced a comprehensive solution to increase the safety of drones and other commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) flying at low altitudes in the U.S. The announcement was made during Xponential 2016 being held May 2-5 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Harris’ ADS-B Xtend service provides critical surveillance information to help UAS operators and airspace... read more

AT&T Fleet Complete goes to Google Maps

May 1, 2016By

AT&T’s Fleet Complete, a North American provider of fleet telematics and mobile workforce technology, has upgraded its browser-based mapping to Google Maps. Fleet Complete with Google Maps includes the ability to visualize real-time asset locations and deliver pertinent vehicle data such as speed, idle time and start/stop times. The addition of Google Maps allows businesses to track vehicles, assets and... read more

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CMD Flight gains FAA approval for ADS-B solution

April 27, 2016By

CMD Flight Solutions has received U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval on its third Collins TDR-94/94D Transponder and GPS pairing, the FreeFlight Systems WAAS 1203C. CMD Flight Solutions develops, markets and provides FAA-certified modifications to support NextGen avionics mandates and assists service and installation facilities with modification solutions to satisfy FAA-mandated requirements. The company provides Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out on... read more

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Fugro awarded contract to provide hydrographic surveys in Canada

April 25, 2016By

Fugro has been awarded a supply arrangement by the Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) to provide vessel-based hydrographic survey services. Under the contract, CHS will procure hydrographic surveys as needed, anywhere in Canada, to enhance its capacity for data acquisition and processing in support of its nautical charting program. Hydrographic survey data from ports, harbors, nearshore and offshore regions will be acquired... read more

EU transport ministers sign agreement on autonomous cars

April 18, 2016By
Connected, cooperative and automated driving developments should come together to harvest societal benefits. (Chart from Amsterdam Declaration)

European Union (EU) transport ministers have agreed to take action to make autonomous driving a reality across the 28-nation bloc. The Amsterdam Declaration was signed by the ministers during an informal meeting of the Transport Council on April 14 in Amsterdam. The declaration outlines the steps necessary for the development of self-driving technology in the EU. In the document, the Netherlands,... read more

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Septentrio offers multi-constellation CORS for DOTs

April 6, 2016By
The Septentrio PolaRx5 GNSS receiver.

A new PolaRx5 Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS) platform, offered by Septentrio Americas, is optimized for state departments of transportation (DOTs) and other real-time-kinematic (RTK) network operators. The PolaRx5 CORS receivers can be purchased at special pricing by UNAVCO member organizations and affiliates. Septentrio has been selected by UNAVCO as the preferred vendor of CORS receivers under a multi-year agreement. The PolaRx5... read more

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