Roads and Highways

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 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
August 10, 2017

GSA’s GNSS Opinion Leaders

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

Carlo Bagnoli is Director of Infotainment BU System and Applications at STMicroelectronics. The company is a global semiconductor leader focusing on smart driving and the internet of things, creating intelligent and energy-efficient products that enable intelligent transport as well as smarter factories, cities and homes.

Within the infotainment business unit, Bagnoli and his team work to develop positioning receivers, broadcast receivers and communication processors for the automotive market. Doing so means gathering GNSS signals from far and wide.

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By Inside GNSS
August 1, 2017

STATSports Selects Taoglas to Connect to GPS-based Apex System

Taoglas’ AGGBP.25B two-stage 28 dB Active GPS Patch Antenna Module. Photo: Taoglas.

Taoglas, a Wexford, Ireland-based provider of automotive and Internet of Things (IoT) antenna products, today announced that STATSports has selected Taoglas to provide antenna solutions for its new Apex line of GPS-based sports performance monitors.

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By Inside GNSS
July 21, 2017

Data Collecting Program for Mobile GNSS Field Data Set taking Place in Japan

Mobile GNSS Field Data Set being tested in the winter. Photo: Lighthouse Technology and Consulting

Lighthouse Technology and Consulting Co., Ltd is proceeding with a program to collect precise GNSS data on major highways in Japan. The data is an inevitable “must use” tool for high precision positioning systems used in automated driving vehicles.

While the major part of autonomous driving systems consists of sensors and image recognition technologies, satellite positioning is also a key element used for complementing the precise current position.

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By Inside GNSS
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