TAG: Department of Transportation

US congressmen seek delay to NDGPS closings

March 25, 2016By
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Four U.S. congressman sent a letter to the Department of Transportation asking the DoT to delay shutting down Nationwide Differential GPS (NDGPS) sites, a proposal that was posted in the Federal Register. The congressmen are asking for a delay until the “administration has decided upon and implemented a resilient national positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) architecture.” Read the full text of... read more

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

GPSIA Submits Filings Supporting 1 dB Standard for GPS Adjacent Band Assessment

October 20, 2015By

WASHINGTON – On Friday, Oct. 16, the GPS Innovation Alliance (GPSIA) submitted two filings regarding federal spectrum policy. Comments were filed in response to a public notice in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) GPS Adjacent Band Compatibility assessment, and testimony was submitted for the record to a U.S. House Energy and Commerce subcommittee in response to its recent hearing,... read more

PrecisionHawk Joins Task Force for UAS Registration

October 20, 2015By
PrecisionHawk will serve as a technical resource to regulators. (PRNewsFoto/PrecisionHawk)

PrecisionHawk is contributing to a safety task force created by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the FAA. The task force brings together a diverse group, representing the UAS and manned aviation industries, the federal government, and other stakeholders, to develop an augmented registration process for Unmanned Aircraft Systems. “PrecisionHawk is working on many safety solutions, procedural and technological, that... read more

UAV Registration Requirement Announced, Task Force Formed

October 19, 2015By
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New Task Force to Develop Recommendations by Nov. 20
WASHINGTON — U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and FAA Administrator Michael Huerta today announced the creation of a task force to develop recommendations for a registration process for UAVs. read more

Federal Register Notice Seeks Comments on GPS L1 Band Interference Test Plan

September 9, 2015By
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UPDATE (9/10/15): A public workshop will be held in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 2 to provide an opportunity to discuss the draft test plan and address questions before the close of the public comment period.  The workshop will be held in the RTCA NBAA/Colson Room, 1150 18th St. NW, Suite 910, Washington, D.C., 20036. Click here to register for the workshop. The U.S. Department of... read more

NDGPS Destined for the Technological Boneyard

August 26, 2015By
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Let us not exaggerate — nor prematurely announce — the death of a subsystem. However, the demise of the U.S. Nationwide Differential GPS (NDGPS) network can be confidently foretold. Although a Federal Register notice dated Aug. 18 merely seeks public comment on plans to shut down a large portion of NDGPS, the handwriting is on the wall. Once having writ,... read more

Nationwide Differential GPS Shutdown Proposed, Comments Sought

August 18, 2015By
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An Aug. 18 Federal Register notice proposes shutting down the Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System (NDGPS) in January 2016 because of a decline in its use, except for sites in coastal areas. The notice, issued by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), Transportation Department (DOT) and Corps of Engineers (USACE), reads: The Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System (NDGPS) service augments GPS... read more