Transportation

ASC sells auto division to focus on 3D flash lidar

March 24, 2016By

Advanced Scientific Concepts (ASC), supplier of 3D flash lidar vision systems for terrestrial, aerial and space applications, is creating of Advanced Scientific Concepts LLC, following the sale of its ASCar division to Continental AG. With the acquisition of ASCar, Continental plans to mass produce flash lidars at an affordable price to support the commercial automotive industry. Advanced Scientific Concepts LLC will... read more

US, Cuba agree to improve maritime navigation safety

March 24, 2016By
Teenagers swimming near Moro Castle, Cuba. (Photo: NOAA/istock)

President Obama’s trip to Cuba this week marks a historic milestone in the normalization process between the U.S. and Cuba. At the same time, the two countries are working to improve maritime navigation safety and related areas of mutual interest to protect lives and property at sea. Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis, the chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Havana,... read more

AirLink GX450 from Sierra Wireless now supports advanced vehicle telemetry

March 16, 2016By

Sierra Wireless has released an advanced fleet management feature to support the company’s AirLink GX450 mobile gateway, allowing it to collect OBD-II vehicle telemetry data. The added functionality will enable large organizations and fleet management solution providers to rapidly develop applications to monitor vehicle health and performance, helping them reduce costs, streamline operations and increase efficiency. Managing a vehicle-based workforce... read more

ESA to research monitoring of ground hazards affecting transportation

March 15, 2016By
Live Land is a satellite-based land monitoring system developed under ESA’s ARTES Integrated Applications Promotions programme. It offers transport operators increased information on geological hazards, such as landslides and subsidence that affect assets. (Photo: ritish Geological Survey NERC)

Operators of UK transport networks will be the first to benefit from Live Land, a satellite-based land monitoring system developed through the European Space Agency (ESA). Transport operators across the UK face significant challenges in monitoring and detecting landslides and subsidence across their networks. Geological hazards in the vicinity of roads and railways can disrupt business and communities. The Live Land demonstration... read more

MWC not an auto show, but gaining importance

March 14, 2016By
Harman showcased its new folding steering wheel at Mobile World Congress 2016.

BARCELONA, Spain — Most attendees at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) wouldn’t mistake the huge mobile phone show to be a gathering of auto manufacturers and their suppliers. However, the show, which broke 100,000 participants this year, has seen a rise in auto companies who are outlining connected and autonomous vehicle strategies. MWC was held Feb. 27 to March 2 in... read more

Kongsberg reference system integrates GNSS services

March 10, 2016By
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Kongsberg Maritime has introduced a new position reference system that integrates all available GNSS and all possible correction services. The new DPS 432 combines full decimeter accuracy with high integrity and availability of GNSS data, supporting the safety and efficiency of offshore operations that rely on advanced dynamic positioning (DP) systems. The DPS 432 integrates signals from GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and... read more

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US Coast Guard approves electronic navigation charts

March 8, 2016By

The U.S. Coast Guard has published guidance that allows mariners to use electronic charts and publications instead of paper charts, maps and publications. “After consultation with our Navigation Safety Advisory Committee, the Coast Guard will allow mariners to use official electronic charts instead of paper charts, if they choose to do so,” said Capt. Scott J. Smith, the chief of... read more

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Garmin unveils aviation portable navigator, the aera 660

March 2, 2016By
Garmin aero 660 navigator for pilots.

Garmin International Inc. has launched the aera 660, a new cost-effective, feature-rich, purpose-built aviation portable. The compact 5-inch capacitive touchscreen has a bright, sunlight readable display complete with rich, interactive maps and a built-in GPS/GLONASS receiver that can be viewed in portrait or landscape modes for optimum customization. The aera 660 encompasses features of the aera and GPSMAP aviation portable series, adding new... read more

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