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.By Inside GNSS
The importance of geospatial data being harmonized across Europe via a common coordinate system was stressed at the recent EUREF 2017 Symposium in Wroclaw, Poland, where the European GNSS Agency (GSA) discussed Galileo’s role in helping the mapping and surveying sector.By Inside GNSS
Swedish-based survey and GIS equipment manufacturer Satlab Geosolutions AB recently released a multiconstellation GNSS UAV/RTK and heading receiver solution.By Inside GNSS
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.By Inside GNSS
Orolia, through its Spectracom brand, has introduced built-in scenarios for testing eCall In-Vehicle Systems compliance to the GNSS requirements of the regulation as an option with its latest Spectracom GSG Simulator products.By Inside GNSS
Tourmaline Labs showcased TL BEHAVIOR at TU-Automotive Detroit earlier this month. TL BEHAVIOR contextual analytics are designed to promote safety, lower risks and costs across a broad range of industry use-cases.
At the show, Dr. Lukas Kuhn of San Diego, California-based Tourmaline Labs participated on the panel titled Consumer Acceptance of Automation to discuss the importance of analyzing driving behavior.By Inside GNSS
1. RESCUE DRONE
√ Inspired by the refugee crisis, Dutch start-up Avy has been working on robust, long-duration drones capable of detecting people in distress and, if necessary, dropping life jackets, life buoys, food and medicine. The rescue drone can take off from a boat or the shore, carrying among other items, a cylinder that contains a large deployable rescue buoy, which not only can keep refugees afloat but indicates its location to boats in the vicinity.
Asia is booming, and China’s BeiDou satellite navigation system seems prepped to boom right along with the growing region.By Inside GNSS
Trimble introduces the Trimble ABX-Two OEM GNSS sensor, designed to deliver precise heading, pitch, roll and 3D positioning information.
With two internal MB-Two modules, the ABX-Two offers a third antenna option that provides a drift-free, absolute attitude solution. The ABX-Two is well-suited for a wide variety of applications such as agriculture, automotive, aviation, construction and marine systems.
The announcement was made April 6 at Ocean Business 2017, an international event for ocean technology.By Inside GNSS
The first generation of the Galileo Program, at satellite and ground segment level, has been “an enormous success,” according to Miguel Manteiga Bautista, who recently spoke with Inside GNSS at his office at the European Space Agency’s European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, Netherlands.By Inside GNSS
This webinar has taken place. A recorded version is available now to those who register.
Farming is a complex business which involves managing variables such as weather, soil and crop inputs to ultimately maximize yield and minimize waste and cost. The webinar will explore how our planet’s future food needs will be met with the aid of agricultural robots, driverless tractors and UAS.By Inside GNSS
This year ITS America will host the 24th ITS World Congress in Montreal, Quebec from October 29 to November 2, 2017. The theme of this year’s World Congress is “Integrated Mobility Driving Smart Cities”.By Inside GNSS