Expert Advice: Sensor Fusion for Highly Automated Driving

May 1, 2015By

High-Precision GNSS Needs Help for Continuous Localization Reliability By Siamak Akhlaghi Automotive safety and comfort functions, known as Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), have become an essential part of modern vehicles. These functions assist drivers in the driving process, providing capabilities such as adaptive cruise control or highway driving mode. To achieve a desired level of performance, the position of the... read more

Protecting Position in Critical Operations

April 30, 2015By
Photo credit: Simon Greter (Wikimedia Commons, CC-BY-SA 3.0)

In January, the U.S. Coast Guard described how a major East Coast intermodal shipping facility was degraded by a GPS disruption for more than seven hours. read more

FAA Hits Milestone for NextGen Air Traffic Control

April 30, 2015By

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced a significant NextGen milestone with the completion of En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM), a highly advanced computer system used by air traffic controllers to safely manage high-altitude traffic. ERAM was designed to be the operating platform for NextGen technologies, including the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) system. ADS-B transmits information about altitude, airspeed and location derived through... read more

u-blox Joins CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium

April 28, 2015By

u-blox, a wireless and positioning module maker, has become a member of the CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium. The industrial-driven consortium is dedicated to the development and deployment of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS). The consortium’s ultimate goal is to improve road traffic safety and efficiency. It is working to develop roadmaps for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications and to... read more

J.D. Power: Collision Tops Nav, Paves Way for Autonomous Driving

April 27, 2015By

Three of the top five technologies consumers most prefer in their next vehicle are related to collision protection, according to a new J.D. Power 2015 U.S. Tech Choice Study. Technologies that reduce the overall burden of driving and enhance the safety of the vehicle and its occupants receive the most consumer attention. Among the technologies consumers express most interest in having in their next vehicle... read more

FAA: GBAS Operational at Airports Worldwide

April 23, 2015By
Delta Boeing 737 lands at Newark using GBAS.

Delta Airlines made a perfect Ground-Based Augmentation System (GBAS) Landing System (GLS) landing at Liberty Newark International Airport on Feb. 18, according to the Federal Aviation Administration’s SatNavNews newsletter. Delta now joins United Airlines and British Airways as airlines that use the GBAS at Newark. More GBAS locations around the world are reaching operational status, and airline operations using GBAS are... read more

Ford, Telogis Expand Partnership to Commercial UK Customers

April 16, 2015By

Ford Motor Company and Telogis have expanded their exclusive partnership to bring Ford Telematics powered by Telogis to Ford’s commercial customers in the United Kingdom first, with other European markets to follow later this summer. Ford Telematics uses real-time information from Ford vehicles to enable businesses with workers in the field to have insight into vehicle location, driver behavior and fuel consumption. The... read more

Fleetmatics Report Shows Retail Sales Correlate with Fleet Activity

April 16, 2015By

Fleetmatics has released the second edition of its FleetBeat Report, an in-depth analysis of tens of billions of data points extracted from thousands of commercial fleets managed using the company’s Software as a service (SaaS) platform over a span of four years. The report, “FleetBeat, Vol. 2: The Economy in Motion,” was co-authored by Stephen Fuller, Ph.D., professor and director of... read more