TAG: GPS

Apple Acquires GPS Company Coherent Navigation

May 18, 2015By

Apple has acquired Coherent Navigation, according to various media reports. Coherent Navigation is a Bay Area GPS firm founded in 2008 by engineers from Stanford and Cornell. One of its areas of focus was high-integrity GPS (iGPS), an enhanced version of GPS that uses both normal, high-altitude GPS satellites and lower-altitude voice and data satellites from Iridium to increase the accuracy of... read more

Veripos Offshore PPP Services Improve Accuracy

March 11, 2015By

Veripos, a supplier of high-precision GNSS positioning facilities to offshore and associated industries, has upgraded its Apex and Apex² precise point positioning (PPP) services. The services now typically provide users with a horizontal position accuracy of better than 5 cm and 12 cm in the vertical at the two sigma (95 percent) confidence level. The enhanced levels of performance, now available to... read more

Volvo Presents System for Integrating Autonomous Cars into Traffic

February 23, 2015By
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Volvo Cars has a complete system solution that makes it possible to integrate self-driving cars into real traffic, with ordinary people in the driver’s seat. The automaker presented its planned system in an online press conference Feb. 19. “We are entering uncharted territory in the field of autonomous driving,” said Peter Mertens, senior vice president of Research and Development, Volvo Car Group. “Taking the... read more

BeiDou Precision Nav Will Receive GPS, GLONASS, Galileo Signals

February 9, 2015By

A senior Chinese government space official on Feb. 5 said precision-navigation user receivers in China will be fitted with chipsets receiving satellite signals from BeiDou, GPS, GLONASS, and Galileo, according to Space News. The move could accelerate the trend among navigation chipset and receiver makers to build gear for multi-constellation reception, and at the same time undermine regional measures to promote one system over... read more

UBL Interactive Enters Data Agreement with NavAds for GPS Locations

January 27, 2015By

UBL Interactive, Inc. today announced a global data syndication agreement with Amsterdam-based NavAds to help businesses ensure their profiles appear in navigation services and devices. The NavAds agreement will improve the quality of the business listing information and the breadth of distribution for UBL customers. NavAds specializes in business listing insertion and advertising on navigation services such as TomTom, Garmin, Nokia HERE,... read more

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Directions 2015: What It Takes to Make a Gold Standard

December 1, 2014By
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Last year in my “Directions” article, I emphasized the commitment made by the U.S. government to ensure GPS signals are available to all users, and I shared some of our excitement in the GPS Directorate regarding the modernized capabilities we are developing and fielding. This year I’d like to share with you progress we’ve made in the past 12 months, provide an update on the modernization initiatives, and challenge civil users and receiver companies to innovate and accelerate these modernized capabilities for users worldwide. read more

Chemring Develops Miniaturized GPS/Galileo Anti-Jamming Technology

July 14, 2014By
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Chemring Technology Solutions has developed miniaturized GPS anti-jamming technology it has dubbed GINCAN. GINCAN is designed to combat illegal GPS jammers and is based on the adaptive antenna concept used by military systems. GINCAN has a chip footprint of six millimeters squared. GINCAN’s reduced size and weight will significantly cut power usage and cost, the company said, making it ideal for combatting the... read more

Protect, Toughen, Augment: Words to the Wise from GPS Founder

April 15, 2014By
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“What can we do to reduce the vulnerability [of GPS] and ensure that the expectations of the public are going to be met?” asked Dr. Bradford Parkinson as he opened his presentation this morning (Tuesday, April 15) at the European Navigation Conference, ENC-GNSS 2014 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Parkinson went through his 61-slide, 50-minute briefing on what he called “PTA”... read more