Transportation

Driverless conference targets autonomous vehicles

February 9, 2016By

“Driverless: The Business of Autonomous Vehicles” presents a one-day conference in the neighborhood of Silicon Valley, center of autonomous testing. The March 23 program at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, San Francisco Airport, focuses on a fast-changing landscape where automakers and Silicon Valley technology companies are crafting and beginning to roll out their strategies for the autonomous car. Keeping on top of... read more

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GM, Volkswagen to use Mobileye auto mapping technology

February 8, 2016By

Mobileye, a developer of vision and data analysis for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving, has introduced a new mapping technology development called Road Experience Management (REM). REM enables crowd-sourced real-time data for precise localization and high-definition lane data that forms an important layer of information to support fully autonomous driving. Mobileye is engaged with General Motors to integrate... read more

Firmware update for u-blox M8 GNSS receiver adds Galileo

January 26, 2016By

u-blox has released new firmware, FW 3.01, for its u-blox M8 concurrent multi-GNSS platform. u-blox M8 FW 3.01 now also supports Galileo, in addition to GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, QZSS and SBAS. It can track up to three constellations concurrently and makes use of all SBAS and QZSS augmentation systems at the same time. With Galileo fully deployed, the European positioning system will... read more

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US Coast Guard issues GPS jamming alert

January 23, 2016By

The U.S. Coast Guard issued a safety alert on Jan. 16, warning mariners of the potential detrimental impact to navigation caused by GPS interference or jamming. The warning emphasizes the importance of understanding how vessel equipment could be impacted by the loss of a GPS signal. The Coast Guard states that this past summer, multiple outbound vessels from a non-U.S.... read more

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U.S. government says it will invest $4B in self-driving cars

January 18, 2016By

In his final State of the Union address, delivered Jan. 12, President Obama signaled his intent to invest in a 21st century transportation system. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has revealed part of the president’s proposal: a 10-year, nearly $4 billion investment to accelerate the development and adoption of safe vehicle automation through real-world pilot projects. Secretary Foxx also announced that... read more

Innovation: Guidance for road and track

January 14, 2016By
FIGURE 2. SF-PPP solution displayed on a 5-centimeter accurate road infrastructure map, on Dec. 18, 2014.

Real-time single-frequency precise point positioning for cars and trains
In this month’s Innovation column, we bring together, perhaps for the first time, single-frequency and real-time PPP. Our authors describe a series of experiments they have conducted on roadways and a railway achieving sub-meter horizontal positioning at a 95 percent confidence interval. Such accuracies may already be sufficient for freeway lane and railway track guidance. But we might expect even better accuracies in the future. After all, PPP is getting better all the time. read more

Magellan showcases eXplorist TRX7 off-road navigator at CES 2016

January 8, 2016By

Magellan is showcasing its new eXplorist TRX7 off-road vehicle navigation solution for the 4×4 and Powersports vehicle consumer market at CES 2016, a consumer electronics and technology trade show held Jan. 6–9 in Las Vegas. The OHV navigation solution delivers detailed 3D maps, more than 44,000 vehicle trails and community generated trails, improved driver safety and a superior user experience, the company said in... read more

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HERE unveils HD Live Map for highly automated driving

January 6, 2016By
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At CES in Las Vegas, HERE unveiled the HERE HD Live Map, an advanced cloud-based map asset commercially available for vehicles today. HERE is demonstrating HD Live Map at CES: Central Plaza, Booth #CP-2. Ready to be deployed in connected vehicles in North America and Western Europe, HD Live Map creates a highly detailed and dynamic representation of the road environment, enabling... read more

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