GPS Lite: Keeping tabs on cargo at the port

September 7, 2016By
Rotterdam port: A straddle carrier is in the foreground. (Photo: APM Terminals Rotterdam)

Cargo that comes into the Rotterdam, The Netherlands, shipping port could very well be guided by a new GPS system. APM Terminals Rotterdam operates at the important European gateway with a fleet of more than 70 straddle carriers. The straddle carriers have been equipped with GPS Lite, made by U.K.-based International Terminal Solutions (ITS). GPS Lite, the latest version of... read more

Which Industry Will Be the Largest Consumer of RTK Technology?

October 2, 2014By
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High Precision GNSS - What will it Look Like in 2020?

In September, I attended the Institute of Navigation (ION) GNSS+ conference in Tampa, Florida. The ION GNSS+ conference is a gathering where many of the GNSS scientists from around the world come to share their successes, trials and tribulations. It gives one a view into the future of where GNSS positioning might go. Granted, most of the ideas and concepts... read more

Innovation: Not Just a Fairy Tale

July 1, 2014By
Figure 1.  Vehicle-to-vehicle communications as envisioned by the United States Department of Transportation.

A Hansel and Gretel Approach to Cooperative Vehicle Positioning
Several technologies are being developed for accurate cooperative vehicle positioning, but GNSS also has a role to play. In this month’s column, team of British researchers turn to a children’s fairy tale for inspiration in their development of a cooperative vehicle positioning approach using carrier-phase observations — another innovative application of real-time kinematic or RTK GNSS technology. read more

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