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September 18, 2019

GNSS & The Law: Collecting and Processing Geolocation Data

UNDER THE EUROPEAN GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION

Geographical information plays a permanently increasing role in our society. More and more devices and applications use and process geographical information to serve all kinds of purposes. Smartphones, cars, e-bikes, scooters or foot shackles for law enforcement purposes collect and process geographical information on a permanent basis. Here, we take a close look at privacy issues and the data protection perspective, namely considering the European GDPR and experiences gained one year after its entry into effect.

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By Dr. Philip Lüghausen and Dr. Matthias Lachenmann

NovAtel Now a Positioning Intelligence Supplier to CNH Industrial

Calgary, Alberta – Novatel Inc., a global OEM provider of high-precision GNSS positioning technology, today announced that it will supply its positioning intelligence technologies to CNH Industrial N.V. This introduces NovAtel’s agriculture-focused GNSS receivers and Correction Services to the CNH Industrial global agricultural brands Case IH and New Holland Agriculture, together with European brand STEYR.

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By Inside GNSS
September 16, 2019

GPS Innovation Alliance Adding Four New National Affiliates

WASHINGTON – Today, the GPS Innovation Alliance (GPSIA) announced the addition of four national organizations representing a variety of sectors: The American Council of the Blind (ACB), the U.S. Geospatial Executives Organization (U.S. GEO), NENA: The 9-1-1 Association, and the Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) Association.

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By Inside GNSS
September 11, 2019

GMV Spearheading GNSS Positioning Technology for Autonomous Vehicles

GMV has been chosen for development of advanced safe and precise positioning technology for a new generation of autonomous vehicles. Last week the Madrid, Spain-based company announced the award of an important contract for development of a precise satellite-based (GNSS) positioning system with integrity for the new generation of autonomous vehicles of the German carmaker BMW Group.

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By Inside GNSS
September 10, 2019

25 years of INTERGEO: an Evolutionary Success

When the very first visitors to INTERGEO passed through the turnstiles in Dortmund’s Westfalenhallen exhibition centre on the dot of 9 a.m. on August 23, 1995, even the most wildly optimistic observers could hardly have imagined the trajectory this fledgling event was embarking upon. Although the geodesists conference was a firm fixture in this specialist field, the trade fair—until then billed as the “accompanying exhibition”—with its 185 exhibitors was really quite modest, despite having grown considerably, compared to the event held in Mainz in 1994.

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By Inside GNSS

BeiDou Constellation Has 39 Satellites, Completion Planned for 2020

The Chinese are closing in on the completion of the BeiDou constellation with 39 satellites now on-orbit and more launches planned, an official told a conference on aerospace technology innovation.

Yang Jun, deputy director of China’s Satellite Navigation System Management Office, told attendees at the Shanghai event that the plan is to loft five to seven more satellites into place this year and another two to four in 2020, according to the Xinhua news agency.

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By Inside GNSS
September 6, 2019

Location Services Testing in 5G Successfully Completed

Rohde & Schwarz announced that it has successfully verified an A-GPS control-plane Long-term Evolution (LTE) Positioning Protocol (LPP) test session over 5G NR using a device powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X55 5G modem and RF Front-end solutions. The device was able to establish a 5G non-standalone (NSA) connection and then perform GPS fixes according to 3GPP requirements. The tests were performed in collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies.

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By Inside GNSS