Roads and Highways

November 27, 2017

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
November 20, 2017

Fiber Optic Gyro from Tamagawa Designed for ADAS, Mobility Applications and More

The TA7774 iFOG is suitable for autonomous driving and mobility applications, and ADAS. Photo courtesy of AdvanTech International.

Tamagawa Seiki, an advanced inertial sensing technology provider for aerospace, military and automotive applications, is launching a new, low-cost, tactical grade, interferometric Fiber Optic Gyroscope (iFOG) suitable for autonomous driving and mobility applications, and ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems).

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By Inside GNSS
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
September 28, 2017

Honey Shares his Lifetime of Navigation with Boats, Cars and Sports During Keynote Speech

As a child Stan Honey taught himself navigation and he admits he was “always good at math” and “just found navigation interesting.”

When he shared his many tales with the crowd in the Oregon Ballroom Tuesday night at the ION GNSS+ during the Plenary Session, the Yale- and Stanford-trained engineer entertained the audience with a wealth of information on early navigation systems, current navigation technologies, and how he and his colleagues developed many of the systems used to enhance the way millions of fans watch sports on television.

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By Inside GNSS
September 21, 2017

Broadcom Releases Dual-Frequency GNSS Receiver with Centimeter Accuracy for Consumer LBS Applications

The BCM47755 is designed to enhance LBS applications for mobile phones, tablets and fitness wearables. Photo: Broadcom Ltd.

No longer will a high-end, expensive GNSS receiver be required to achieve centimeter accuracy now that Broadcom Limited has announced the launch of its new dual-frequency receiver with such accuracy designed for consumer location-based services (LBS) applications.

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By Inside GNSS
September 19, 2017

GSA’s GNSS Opinion Leaders

Bernhard Richter, Leica Geosystems GNSS business director
Enrico Salvatori, Qualcomm Europe
Carlo Bagnoli, STMicroelectronics

Multinational semiconductor and telecommunications company Qualcomm is a world leader in the design and marketing of 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Qualcomm has been widening its footprint in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, with a core focus in Europe.

“We expect to grow Qualcomm’s presence in Europe, becoming a major EU (European Union) player in the digitization of European industries,” said Qualcomm senior vice president and president of Qualcomm Europe, Enrico Salvatori.

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By Inside GNSS
September 1, 2017

Location Privacy: GAO Asks More of NHTSA, New State Laws In the Works

Federal watchdogs examining automakers’ privacy practices are urging a key regulatory agency to step up and clarify its role in protecting the location and other personal information of those operating  connected vehicles. The report, posted on August 28, was just one of a number of location-privacy developments including advances in pro-privacy laws in some states and a pullback by Uber on its tracking of its customers.

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By Inside GNSS
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