Autonomous Vehicles

Towards Navigation Safety for Autonomous Cars

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There are many good reasons for getting excited about highly automated vehicles, or HAVs, which is the acronym used by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). HAVs can make driving more fuel- and time-efficient. They can significantly reduce traffic congestion and emissions by driving a precise speed, minimizing lane changes, and maintaining an exact distance to neighboring cars. They can also increase accessibility and mobility for disabled and elderly persons.

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By Inside GNSS
October 13, 2017

Trimble Unveils Lower Power GNSS-Inertial Boards for High Precision and Control Applications

The BD990 is a triple frequency receiver for all GNSS constellations. Photo: Trimble.

Trimble has introduced a new family of Trimble BD GNSS boards for high-precision guidance and control applications. The BD boards’ simple connectivity and configuration allow system integrators and OEMs to easily add GNSS positioning and orientation—with the ability to upgrade its capabilities—using the same board footprint, connectors and software interface for specialized and custom hardware solutions.

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By Inside GNSS
October 12, 2017

Advisory Board Invites Ligado to the Podium

The nation’s leading satellite navigation experts have invited Ligado Networks, a firm whose plans are widely viewed by many as a threat to satnav, to present at their November 15 meeting. If the company accepts, it could illuminate the structure of the terrestrial service it has in mind and either ease, or add fuel to, the ongoing dispute between Ligado and the GPS community.

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By Dee Ann Divis
October 11, 2017

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles to Play a Major Part in Smart Columbus Projects

Carla Bailo, AVP for mobility research and business development at OSU, spoke at ION GNSS+ on Sept. 26. Photo: Institute of Navigation.

If all goes as planned, Columbus, Ohio will become one of the smarter cities around, using drones to deliver medical supplies, autonomous shuttles for college students, and a smart infrastructure that will help with buses, traffic congestion, collision avoidance for both vehicles and pedestrians, and much more.

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By Inside GNSS
October 4, 2017

Applanix Launches Updated POS LVX for High-Accuracy Positioning and Orientation for Autonomous Ground Vehicles

Applanix, a Trimble Company, last week introduced an updated version of its POS LVX system, which provides high-accuracy positioning and orientation for the operation of autonomous ground vehicles. The POS LVX can be integrated with cameras, Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR), RAdio Detection and Ranging (RADAR), and other sensors to provide accurate Positioning and Orientation System Estimation (POSE) for localization, perception, and the production of high-precision maps critical for autonomous vehicles.

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By Inside GNSS
September 22, 2017

Spirent Partners with Cranfield University on Autonomous Vehicle Technology 

Spirent’s GSS7000 Series of Multi-GNSS, Multi-frequency Simulators. Photo: Spirent.

Spirent Communications plc, a leader in Galileo, GPS and other global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) testing solutions, this week announced a partnership with Cranfield University, a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management. The two organizations will be collaborating to develop connected autonomous vehicle (CAV) technologies.

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By Inside GNSS
September 8, 2017

SaPPART COST Action – Final Conference

The COST Action SaPPART on “Satellite Positioning Performance Assessment for Road Transport” will conduct its final conference at Blue Point Brussels in early October. At this occasion, attendees will learn more on the role of accurate positioning within the context of autonomous driving. This event will be jointly organized with ERTICO.

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By Inside GNSS
August 8, 2017

Autonomous Vehicles Detroit: Shaping the Future of Society

Autonomous Vehicles Detroit brings together the leading engineers, innovators, and executives driving the future of autonomy.

Questions to be addressed include:
• How do you imagine the future of mobility?
• How will mobility be shaped by the next generation of…
ADAS
Artificial Intelligence
Sensors & Mapping Systems
Connectivity
• What types of challenges do you envision for society as a whole regarding…
Regulatory Hurdles
Liability/Insurance
Consumer Acceptance

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By Inside GNSS
June 30, 2017

Applanix, University of Waterloo Collaborate on Advanced Technologies for Autonomous Vehicles

Applanix will provide WatCAR with its POS for testing autonomous guidance and control systems in real-world conditions. Photo source: Applanix.

Applanix, a Trimble Company, announced this week that it is collaborating on advanced research for autonomous vehicle guidance and control systems with the University of Waterloo Centre in Ontario, Canada for Automotive Research (WatCAR). Applanix will provide WatCAR with its Positioning and Orientation System (POS) for testing autonomous guidance and control systems in real-world conditions. Applanix will also provide the Trimble GNSS-Inertial board set for integration with car systems and sensors to enable precise positioning.

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By Inside GNSS
June 22, 2017

Spirent Supporting EU TREASURE GNSS Accuracy Project

Spirent’s GNSS testing solutions are being used by the European Union TREASURE project. Photo: Spirent Communications.

Spirent Communications’ GNSS testing solutions are being used by the European Union (EU) TREASURE project — Training, REsearch and Applications network to Support the Ultimate Real time high accuracy EGNSS. The project is designed to advance multi-GNSS development uses.

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By Inside GNSS