Transportation

Distracted Driving Device Allows GPS Functionality While Driving

February 5, 2015By

TextBuster, a device by Access 2 Communications that prevents drivers from accessing text, email and Internet functions while driving, allows GPS to function while driving. It does not interfere with inbound and outbound calling. The firmware technology behind TextBuster sends a blocking signal to the user’s phone automatically, every time the user enters the vehicle. TextBuster will not interfere with any other... read more

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Hemisphere GNSS Introduces Tiny High-Accuracy GPS Compass

February 3, 2015By
The Hemisphere GNSS V-104 compass.

Hemisphere GNSS is offering the Vector V104, a tiny high-accuracy, dual-receiver GPS compass and the latest addition to its precise heading and positioning product line. “Our Vector V104 provides an astonishing level of accuracy in such a small form factor,” said Chuck Joseph, Hemisphere president and CEO. “The smart, compact design offers better than 2° heading accuracy and sub-meter DGPS position accuracy without... read more

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FAA Warns Super Bowl Fans: Leave Drone at Home

January 28, 2015By

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) declared today that Super Bowl XLIX will be a “No Drone Zone.” “Many familiar sounds are associated with the Super Bowl: Cheering fans. Referee whistles. The spectacular halftime show. Booming fireworks,” the FAA wrote. “But one sound you shouldn’t hear is the whirring of an unmanned aircraft overhead. The Super Bowl is strictly a ‘No Drone... read more

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Telematics Detroit Changes Name to Reflect Shift to Autonomous Cars

January 27, 2015By

Telematics Detroit, the connected car event, has officially changed its name to TU-Automotive Detroit to reflect the paradigm shift in auto mobility. The event will take place June 3-4 at The Suburban Collection Showplace in Detroit. The name change to TU-Automotive Detroit is intended to reflect how “automakers are evolving from heavy manufacturers into nimble technology companies and the self-driving car is... read more

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By 2020 Connected Cars Will Mean In-Vehicle Services, Automated Driving

January 27, 2015By

By 2020 a quarter billion connected vehicles will be on the road, enabling new in-vehicle services and automated driving capabilities, according to Gartner, Inc. During the next five years, the proportion of new vehicles equipped with this capability will increase dramatically, making connected cars a major element of the Internet of Things (IoT). Gartner forecasts that 4.9 billion connected things... read more

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LoJack, Novatel Wireless Join on Inventory Management for Auto Market

January 26, 2015By

LoJack Corporation is collaborating with Novatel Wireless to develop robust positioning and accuracy capabilities in the LoJack Connect for Inventory Management system. The system helps sales personnel at dealerships accurately track and actively monitor vehicle inventory across multiple lots, helping to minimize the time required in the regular dealer inventory process. Accessible via computer, tablet and mobile phone, users can verify vehicle location, access relevant... read more

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Navman Wireless Launches 360 Degree Fleet Safety Solution

January 23, 2015By

Navman Wireless is launching an integrated vehicle tracking and camera technology product aimed at helping businesses manage risk, improve road safety, and reduce insurance costs. The product, labeled “360 Degree,” integrates telematics, vehicle tracking technology and in-cab safety camera equipment to create what Navman calls a “seamless umbrella of preventive and protective technology.” The system is designed to help mitigate poor driving,... read more

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Russian Airline Approved for GNSS Landings

January 7, 2015By

Russia’s S7 Airlines has received approval for three Boeing 737-800s to perform landings using GNSS, becoming the country’s first carrier to do so, reports Air Transport World. According to an S7 statement, more than 50 airports in Russia have installed equipment allowing global positioning landings (GLS). Russia’s State Air Transport Management Corp. plans to certify 10-15 airports per year for GLS... read more

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