Transportation

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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KVH looks to self-driving cars with inertial sensor plans

April 6, 2016By
KVH’s high-precision FOG is key to a driverless car’s performance. In this photo, the red illumination represents light moving through the FOG’s optical circuit of coiled fiber; this circuit is the FOG’s sensing unit — it is mounted with power and processing electronics within a driverless car to provide precise data for the car’s navigation systems.

KVH Industries is developing a fiber optic gyro (FOG)-based, low-cost inertial sensor for self-driving cars. The company also released a Developer’s Kit to assist design engineers with integrating FOG technology into driverless car control systems. FOGs and FOG-based inertial measurement units (IMUs) are key parts of the sensor mechanisms that are essential for highly accurate autonomous car performance, KVH said.... read more

INRIX Traffic app learns driver’s itinerary, preferences

April 5, 2016By
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INRIX Inc., a connected car services and movement analytics company, has released a redesigned version of INRIX Traffic for iOS and Android. INRIX Traffic is a next-generation navigation and traffic app that learns user preferences to take the guesswork out of driving. The app integrates with a user’s calendar and learns their driving habits to create a personalized itinerary that includes... read more

Omata debuts analog GPS speedometer

April 5, 2016By
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Omata is introducing a new analog GPS speedometer that displays the information most essential to the activity in a classic form. Starting with cycling, Omata introduces the Omata One speedometer, designed to complement and maintain the purity of the ride as well as look beautiful on the bike. On the inside of the speedometer is a GPS computer that records with high precision so that cyclists... read more

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Autonomous relative navigation

April 1, 2016By
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Future UAVs will require relative navigation capability to fulfill a broad range of assisted manned and unmanned missions. A new approach, demonstrated in application to aerial refueling, provides access to accurate relative time-space positioning information (R-TSPI) between platforms. By Shahram Moafipoor, Jeffrey A. Fayman, Lydia Bock and David Honcik The advent of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) highlights the importance of precise... read more

iXBlue offers new inertial positioning systems for offshore, ROVs

March 24, 2016By
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iXBlue is offering its customers the opportunity to upgrade their fourth-generation Octans positioning reference system to the fifth-generation system. The fourth-generation Octans was manufactured beginning in January 2014. read more

Veripos extends Apex service, offers Quantum software

March 24, 2016By

Veripos, a global supplier of high-precision GNSS positioning services to the offshore oil and gas industries, has extended its ranges of proprietary software with the introduction of Quantum, a new, all-purpose suite of visualization modules providing a state-of-the-art user interface to support next-generation services and features. Designed to operate with all current Veripos positioning options including its latest Apex5 multi-constellation... read more

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PLK chooses Telit’s GNSS module for automotive navigation

March 24, 2016By

PLK Technology has selected Telit’s SL869-V2 GNSS IoT (Internet of Things) module to deliver positioning functionality for Optian, a new product combining the features of an Advanced Driver Assistant System (ADAS) and a high-end automotive black box. Telit’s SL869-V2 is a subminiature multi-satellite receiver module that can be installed in vehicles, industrial, wearable and portable digital devices. It delivers a... read more

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