Autonomous Vehicles

April 26, 2015

Car Technology Choice Study Shows Low Interest in Navigation Functions

Navigation technologies appear to be losing their charm among new car buyers in the United States.
 
Twenty years after Detroit introduced the first in-vehicle car navigation systems, employing GPS and digital map technology, collision avoidance appears to be the common theme among the most popular automotive technologies, according to a new J.D. Power study released last Wednesday (April 22, 2015).
 

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By Inside GNSS
March 25, 2015

Cutting Edge Applications of Unmanned Systems

The incorporation of GNSS and inertial technologies is helping drive an explosion of systems development and applications of unmanned systems. On Tuesday, September 29, Inside GNSS and NovAtel presented a 90-minute web seminar showcasing some of these applications, including the use of remote sensing technologies to assess pest populations in commercial crops and to conduct infrastructure inspections, with the aid of air and ground vehicles.

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By Inside GNSS
March 14, 2015

GNSS and Precision Farming

Dr. John Fulton, Ohio State University

Nowhere has the fact that GNSS can guide things besides military weapons and transport manifested itself more profoundly than in agriculture.

While Google and automotive manufacturers struggle to figure out how to put autonomous vehicles on the highway, farmers have been using GNSS for well over a decade to guide equipment through their fields — along with a host of other ag-related, site-specific applications.

Indeed, GNSS — along with an array of other high-tech resources — is transforming agriculture at an accelerating rate.

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By Inside GNSS
August 8, 2014

Test Sites: The Select Six

ALASKA
Remote Sensing

1. The Team
The Pan-Pacific UAS Test Range complex is likely the largest of the FAA test ranges both in terms of its number of participants and its geographic coverage. The University of Alaska Fairbanks manages the team, which comprises some 59 contributors including Oregon and Hawaii as well as the countries of Norway, Ireland and Canada.

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By Inside GNSS

Special Report: UAS in the NAS

Clockwise from top left: A small drone rests on the ground during a demonstration in Florida, The Golden Eagle, a UAV developed at Clarkson University, takes wing, Nick Roy smiles at a drone in a lab at MIT, The Qube unmanned aerial vehicle by AeroVironment.

BY THE NUMBERS

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By Inside GNSS

Driverless Cars

Stanley, an autonomous car developed by the Stanford University Racing Team, won the 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge after successfully traversing a 132-mile course.

Interest in automated vehicles is surging, fueled by visions of computer-directed cars able to independently thread their way through a traffic jam before safely dropping off their otherwise-occupied passengers and finding their own parking place.

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By Inside GNSS

Publisher’s Letter

Transformative.

My first encounter with an unmanned aerial vehicle, or UAV, was at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Oberpfaffenhofen Germany. Here, I watched in awe as a small quadrotor operated in an indoor flight testing “holodeck,” complete with an array of high-frequency strobe/camera units designed to log, stream and visualize precise position and attitude for rapid 3D mapping.

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By Inside GNSS
June 30, 2014

Market Research Firm Sees Bright Prospects for GNSS OEMs

A series of ABI Research studies released in recent months sketches a promising future of robust growth in GNSS OEM markets.

The London- and New York–based company’s 2014 GNSS IC vendor matrix released today (June 30, 2014) concluded that Qualcomm is the leading GPS IC vendor, followed by Broadcom, and — for the first time — MediaTek in third place after another year of strong growth and robust shipments as a result of its targeted design strategy.

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By Inside GNSS