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Waterproof Datalogger

April 1, 2013By

Video VBOX Waterproof by Racelogic combines a powerful GPS data logger with a high-quality multi-camera video recorder and real-time graphics engine, allowing users to carry out detailed driver training and vehicle analysis whatever the weather. Housed in a water-resistant anodized aluminium casing (IP66), Video VBOX Waterproof incorporates a flange and mounting holes to permit users to bolt the system anywhere... read more

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EGNOS and Galileo Track Dangerous Goods

April 1, 2013By
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EGNOS availability over Europe, as a precursor of Galileo globally, provides a guaranteed level of positioning accuracy in real time, for tracking vehicles transporting hazardous material. The EGNOS Open Service enhances position accuracy compared to GPS-only. The EGNOS Data Access Service further enhances accuracy and indicates the quality of the position data received from GPS. As a result of the SCUTUM project, EGNOS is now used in the operational transport of dangerous goods by road in Europe. read more

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New Furuno Multi-GNSS Receiver Chips Available this Summer

March 28, 2013By

Furuno Electric Co., Ltd., has announced that new multi-GNSS receiver chips eRideOPUS 6 and eRideOPUS 7 will be available in August. The new receiver chips are multi-GNSS compliant single-chip LSIs, capable of concurrently receiving signals from multiple satellites in GNSS systems and satellite-based augmentation systems, as well as Japan’s Quasi-Zenith Satellite System. Both chips receive signals from GPS and Galileo;... read more

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Verizon Launches Fleet Management Solution

March 15, 2013By

Verizon is rolling out Networkfleet on the Verizon Wireless network, the company announced today. Networkfleet is a fleet-management solution that provides a wide variety of monitoring and management capabilities for increased productivity and improved customer service. The Networkfleet solution — part of Hughes Telematics, which Verizon acquired last year — will be combined with the Verizon Wireless network and will... read more

Powelectrics and Telit Expand Cooperation in Wireless Telemetry Market

March 14, 2013By
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Telit Wireless Solutions and Powelectrics Ltd. today announced collaboration in the wireless telemetry application market with the launch of Powelectrics’ Telit-based product Metron2. The Metron2 is a multi-function cellular-connected telemetry device capable of making remote fill-level readings in tanks containing liquids and gases.  The device’s integral display allows the unit to be used also as a local gauge and for... read more

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Federal Steps Taken to Reduce GPS-Caused Bridge Strikes by Oversized Trucks

March 13, 2013By
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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will begin issuing official recommendations to members of the commercial trucking industry on the proper uses of GPS devices and incorporate GPS training into new entry-level certification programs for commercial motor vehicle operators. U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, joined by Administrator Anne Ferro of the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), held... read more

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Rolls-Royce Wraith Selects Gears Using GPS

March 8, 2013By
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The 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith coupe is using GPS to make a smooth ride even smoother. Unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, the Wraith is the fastest, most powerful car Rolls-Royce has ever made at $320,000 ($245,000 euros). The Wraith’s eight-speed automatic transmission is linked to a GPS receiver. The car uses satellites to constantly determine what road you’re driving... read more

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Wake up! Smartphone App Aims to Alert Drowsy Drivers

March 4, 2013By
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A new technology to combat dozing off when driving is being developed by two universities with industry partner Ficosa. The drowsiness alerter, Somnoalert, is a smartphone application that uses inertial sensors and GPS data to detect movements that are characteristic of nodding off at the wheel, such as deviation from the driving lane or sudden corrections. A later prototype also... read more

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