TAG: Google

Location and context advances in Android

June 27, 2017By

Plus access to raw GNSS measurements for all By Steve Malkos Technical program manager, Google Google’s annual developers conference in May, Google I/O, featured many announcements, accomplishments and 2017 plans. Of particular interest, the Android Location and Context Team’s talk “Android Sensors & Location: What’s New and Best Practices,” is available online. This followed a keynote by CEO Sundar Pichai... read more

Google updates progress on Android GNSS measurements

May 24, 2017By

Nearly a year ago, Google debuted GPS measurements in Android. “Since then, we’ve made a lot of progress,” Steve Malkos, Google technical program manager, told GPS World. Frank van Diggelen and Mohammed Khider joined Malkos in hosting a half-day tutorial at ION GNSS+ 2016 in September that detailed how to access and use GPS measurements from Android devices. “We (Google) launched... read more

Taoglas launches street-view-ready GPS performance certification services

May 23, 2017By

Taoglas, a provider of Internet of Things (IoT) and GNSS antenna products, has released two new GPS certification testing services for Google and its device partners. The services are required for devices to meet Google’s new Street View auto-ready standard. Auto-ready certification distinguishes 360-degree cameras that deliver accurately positioned 360 video, even at high speeds. Taoglas worked with Google to develop... read more

Google rolls out emergency service

September 17, 2016By

With more than 70 percent of calls to emergency services coming from mobile phones, getting necessary help — fast — to the caller can be challenging if they don’t know where they are or can’t communicate for any number or reasons related to the emergency. Current emergency solutions rely on cell-tower location, with a location radius of up to several... read more

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Google to provide raw GNSS measurements

July 10, 2016By

User location takes center stage in new Android OS Raw GNSS measurements from Android phones. Yep, they are coming. At Google we have been working with our GNSS partners to give application developers access to raw GNSS measurements from a phone. This is really exciting, and marks a new era for our GNSS community. At Google I/O in May, we announced... read more

Google opens up GNSS pseudoranges

June 7, 2016By

Google has announced that raw GNSS measurements will be available to apps in the Android N operating system, which will be released later this year. This means pseudoranges, dopplers and carrier phase will be obtainable from a phone or tablet computer. The announcement came during Google’s I/O 2016, its three-day developer conference which was held May 18-20. The specific announcement... read more

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Driverless Conference sparks autonomous car development analysis

March 24, 2016By

GPS and GNSS have changed the world. Of that there can be no doubt. But in terms of sheer change, both qualitative and quantitative — we ain’t seen nothing yet. We now witness the creation of an industry. This will be very disruptive. We’ve had change instituted by GNSS; we know what that looks like. We haven’t yet seen a... read more

Out in Front: ION-ITM addresses ethics of autonomy

February 22, 2016By

The talk veered off into rather heady philosophical realms at the plenary session for ION’s International Technial Meeting in late January. Two of the three speakers had been encouraged to go well outside the box — and not to employ any equations in doing so — to address or envision the autonomously navigated future. We are caught in the act... read more

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