October 30, 2010
ABI Research says that a recent survey revealed that, although portable navigation devices (PNDs) remain the most used form factor, the number of mobile phones with navigation software in the car is growing substantially in the United States, up to 24 percent this year from 19 percent in 2009.
October 18, 2010
A Salzburg, Austria–based start-up company, Mobilizy, took home the €20,000 grand prize in the European Satellite Navigation Competition 2010 (ESNC 2010) for its revolutionary navigation system Wikitude Drive, which uses augmented reality (AR) to superimpose driving directions over live street video on smartphones.
October 18, 2010
A secure mobile application that enables secure voting and polling from location-capable mobile devices has won the 2010 USA Challenge — the North American regional event in the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC).
October 12, 2010
Despite the absence of official published specifications for China’s Compass/Beidou-2, a number of GNSS companies have announced plans to build Compass-capable receivers — in some cases “future-proofing” their products so as to be upgradeable when a Beidou-2 Interface Control Document becomes available.
Ventures • October 11, 2010
Trimble has acquired the Terralite assets from Novariant, Inc., to expand the Sunnyvale, California–based company's portfolio of positioning solutions.
Ventures • October 10, 2010
Spirent says the link enables the software packages to communicate to allow trajectories created in STL to be used readily to define the motion in Spirent's hardware GNSS simulators. SimGEN test-case motion also can be visualized in STK.
New Builds • October 9, 2010
Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS), Livermore, California, has announced the addition of the IP-S2 HD Mapping System to its line of mobile mapping solutions.
The IP-S2 HD is a vehicle-mounted surveying and mapping system featuring a high-definition LiDAR scanner from Velodyne Lidar, Inc. The system incorporates high-precision GNSS receivers, an inertial measurement unit, vehicle wheel encoder, 360-degree digital cameras and Velodyne's HDL-64E S2.2 LiDAR scanner.
New Builds • October 4, 2010
Two Canadian companies — NovAtel and Hemisphere GPS — that over the years had positioned their products somewhat separately along the GNSS OEM technology spectrum appear to be moving toward a more head-to-head competition.
October 2, 2010
[UPDATED Oct. 21, 2010] Contestants from all over the United States and the world have sent in their new GNSS apps to the USA Challenge — the North America regional contest in the 2010 European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC).
The judges, all GNSS business and technology experts, have ranked the submissions.
And the five best satellite navigation applications ideas are . . .
Events • October 1, 2010
ITN 2010 – Infrastructure, Telematics & Navigation will take place in Turin, Italy, on November 11–12 at the Lingotto Fiere.
Organized by GL Events Italia-Lingotto Fiere, Wireless with the support of the Piedmont Region, in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce of Turin, and with the scientific contribution of Torino Wireless, the conference and exhibition will focus on the future of infomobility and satellite navigation.