TAG: autonomous vehicles

NovAtel turns to Stanford lab for high-precision vehicle study

November 1, 2016By

NovAtel Inc. has placed a research contract to determine how GNSS technology can deliver a positioning solution that meets both the safety and accuracy requirements of unmanned automotive vehicles. The research conducted by the GPS Research Laboratory at Stanford University will expand the scope of similar research for aircraft applications. The research will include study concepts for high-precision, high-integrity carrier... read more

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New engineering team at NovAtel to deliver safe positioning technology for autonomous vehicles

May 20, 2016By
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NovAtel Inc. announced a new initiative and engineering team to develop functionally safe GNSS positioning technology for fully autonomous applications. The company leverages its extensive experience developing safety-critical systems for the aviation industry to meet the future safety thresholds required for driverless cars and autonomous applications in agriculture, mining, and other government, military and commercial markets. In early 2015, NovAtel... read more

Expert Opinions: What will help regulators, public accept autonomous vehicles on the road?

May 11, 2016By

Q: What advance — or, overcoming what challenge — will most enable acceptance of autonomous vehicles on the road with regulators and the public? A: Similar to airplanes with an autopilot feature, the key issues that must be addressed in autonomous vehicles are redundancy and reliability of systems and appropriate, timely signals to the operator. One key area where this... read more

Innovation: Quo vademus

May 3, 2016By
FIGURE 12. Tightly coupled positioning trajectory for test drive in Braunschweig.

Future automotive GNSS positioning in urban scenarios
Driving in built-up areas, buildings can block the signals from GPS satellites. But if the receiver can access the signals of two or more GNSSs, position fixes might be available where none were possible with GPS alone, and the accuracies of marginal fixes might be improved. The authors look at using multi-GNSS for navigating in the heart of a city and how the additional signals can help us to get where we’re going. read more

Ford commits to tripling autonomous vehicle investment

February 24, 2016By
Ford CEO discusses the company's move to fully autonomous vehicles at MWC.

Ford took center stage at the Mobile World Congress (MCW) for a series of announcements. CEO Mark Fields unveiled the new Kuga SUV and confirmed that Ford’s SYNC 3 connectivity technology is coming to Europe. SYNC 3 allows drivers to control audio, navigation, and climate functions plus connected smartphones using simple, conversational voice commands. MCW is being held Feb. 22-25... read more

Q&A at CTIA 2015 with Nick Papadopoulos, President of u-blox America

September 13, 2015By

Carrier-independent LTE modules, the autonomous vehicle and delivery drones all factor into future plans for the Swiss wireless company   What’s new from u-blox? There’s a ton of new things. One is that we are now expanding our portfolio into short-range radio, meaning we have now products that are Bluetooth- and Wi-Fi-capable, which is useful especially in the automotive industries. And... read more

University of Michigan Opens Test ‘City’ for Connected Vehicles

July 23, 2015By
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The University of Michigan (U-M) has opened Mcity, a controlled environment designed to test the potential of connected and automated vehicle technologies that will lead the way to mass-market driverless cars. Mcity is a 32-acre simulated urban and suburban environment that includes a network of roads with intersections, traffic signs and signals, streetlights, building facades, sidewalks and construction obstacles. It is... read more

June Webinar to Focus on Autonomous Driving

June 15, 2015By

Autonomous vehicles — and the technology that will make them possible — are the focus of the June GPS World Market Insights Webinar. The Road to Driverless: Autonomous Vehicle Platforms, Sensors and Requirements will be held Thursday, June 18, at 1 p.m. EDT/10 a.m. PDT. Registration is free. Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) are now integrated in all luxury cars and moving into... read more