Happy Holiday!

By | December 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|

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How NASA and John Deere Helped Tractors Drive Themselves

By | December 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|

There has been a lot of talk lately of self-driving cars, but farmers have already been making good use of self-driving tractors for more than a decade-in part due to a partnership between John Deere and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) on GPS receivers. The story, featured in the latest issue of NASA Spinoff, coming [...]

ELog Mandate, Coercion Rule Became Law

By | November 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Fleet managers will have two years to equip their trucks with electronic logging devices (ELD). The federal ELog mandate on ELD use to record truck drivers’ duty status was entered Dec. 10 into the Federal Registry. The mandate establishes strict controls on drivers’ duty hours and institutes penalties for failure to comply with regulatory requirements. [...]

Logging device mandate could come in 2016, outlines hardware spec’s, harassment provisions

By | November 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced March 12 a Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to mandate electronic logging devices.  The rule’s effective date and publication date in the Federal Register still are unknown, but it’s likely the rule will go into effect in late 2016. The  proposal says it will go into effect two [...]

Swarm reveals why satellites lose track

By | November 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Satellite engineers have been puzzling over why GPS navigation systems on low-orbiting satellites like ESA's Swarm sometimes black out when they fly over the equator between Africa and South America. Thanks to Swarm, it appears 'thunderstorms' in the ionosphere are to blame. Launched in 2013, the Swarm trio is measuring and untangling the different magnetic [...]

No GPS, no problem: Next-generation navigation

By | October 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|

A team of researchers at the University of California, Riverside has developed a highly reliable and accurate navigation system that exploits existing environmental signals such as cellular and Wi-Fi, rather than the Global Positioning System (GPS). The technology can be used as a standalone alternative to GPS, or complement current GPS-based systems to enable highly [...]

Existing navigation data can help pilots avoid turbulence

By | October 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Detecting turbulence remains the Achilles' heel of modern-day aviation. The reports submitted by pilots, subjective and often very inaccurate, are the least expensive and the most frequently used method for trying to predict where it will occur. Scientists from the Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, have demonstrated that turbulence can be detected in a [...]

US Air Force awards Lockheed Martin $395M Contract for two GPS 3 satellites

By | October 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin $395 million in contract options for the production of the ninth and tenth Global Positioning System III (GPS III) satellite. GPS III satellites will deliver three times better accuracy, provide up to eight times improved anti-jamming capabilities and extend spacecraft life to 15 years, 25 percent longer [...]

Domino’s unveils world’s first autonomous pizza delivery vehicle

By | September 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|

New Delhi: International franchise pizza delivery corporation and American restaurant chain Domino's pizza has unveiled world's first autonomous pizza delivery vehicle named 'Dru'. How it operates is interesting as it has a sensory system and uses company's Global Positioning System tracking data that enables it to navigate its path and travel without any assistance to [...]

What can you do with a GPS and why would you want one.

By | September 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Here is a list for drivers and RV owners. They are a great deal of fun to use. They are useful if you get lost and you have a map that gives UTM or lat/lon coordinates. You can actually follow yourself on a map in real time display which allows planning turns, stops, etc if [...]

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