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News: Hundreds Escape Speed Camera Prosecution

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Thirty two new speed cameras covering the M60 and M62 have been doing their job since they were installed over the last three weeks - but only up to a point.

Although fully operational, none of the hundreds of motorists who have been caught by the average speed cameras will be prosecuted.

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Posted by rob brady on Sunday, November 23 @ 09:24:16 EST

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Subscribers: This Week's Subscriber Awards

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Every time we release the PocketGPSWorld.com Speed Camera Database we award those subscribers whose reports met our qualifying criteria a FREE 1 year membership to the site. We will publish the user-names of those who achieved the award following each release.

Of the 46 unique submitters who were first to make qualifying reports for this weeks database release (12.113) congratulations are due for the following 16 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

3dBell, adrianmparry, alositha, BoltonRed, CA_0209225915, CAA_0226160619, GIG, jbsolutios, JohnTT, Monkey0Magic, paradoxical, rossgmattinson, SonictheDiver, starkaha, trotor, willyone.


Nine users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 21 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: awayday, CA_0420175736, CAA_0425203456, cdcorbett, dartmoorwanderer, Fraserp, Funks, gcranston, gilessmith, golfgti-man, INPS_Mike, inthe128, JockTamsonsBairn, marmitebcfc, n_golding, NdBuk, ready-brek, richardh, shires999, siclic, snifflebag.

Our thanks to those who support the database and continue to report sites and locations, this is the reward, and for those who prefer to steal and abuse the service, read this thread. We WILL detect you.
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Posted by maft on Thursday, November 20 @ 17:49:01 EST

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News: AcerNAV turn-by-turn navigation powered by TomTom NavKit

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More news from TomTom with the announcement today that they have signed a multi-year deal with Acer Inc.

The deal will see their Android application AcerNAV use TomTom's NavKit navigation engine. The app will be free to owners of Acer's Liquid range of smartphones. AcerNAV allows users access to on-board maps, no roaming fees, and access to download free TomTom map updates fro Europe and certain Asian countries.

AcerNAV will include route planning, 2D and 3D mapping and, thanks to another partnership with TripAdvisor, a database of hotel and restaurant reviews.

Source: play.google.com/

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, November 20 @ 09:41:22 EST

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News: SatNavs Blamed For Speeding Drivers

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Following on the heels from yesterday's story about a lorry overturning in a narrow lane that was clearly unsuitable for HGVs, here is yet another story that suggests many drivers overly rely on their satnavs.

Ian Temperton, who is a casualty reduction manager with Norfolk County Council, has claimed that satnavs are responsible for speeding on the A17 near Terrington St Clement. Three people have died on the single carriageway road in recent years.

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Posted by rob brady on Thursday, November 20 @ 07:12:18 EST

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News: SSTL tech used to stabilise Philae's landing

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OK, this has little to do with GPS I admit, but the Rosetta mission, and Philae's comet landing, has been such a success that when this blog post fell into my inbox I wanted to pass it on.

As many of you will already know, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) designs and manufacturers satellites and sensors including Europe's fledgling navigation network, Galileo.

It's expertise is widely regarded so back when the Rosetta was being designed, SSTL was approached for assistance. The Philae lander needed a small momentum wheel. This wheel spins at a constant rate and locks the lander on course.

SSTL had experience in designing small momentum wheels, whilst these have a different purpose to reaction wheels (they are spun up when a satellite needs to re-orient itself), the basic designs are similar and SSTL was awarded the contract.

Needless to say, as well as the complexities of designing hardware that must survive the rigours of a launch and the vast range of heat and cold, SSTl also had to cater for a 10 year journey to comest 67P during which the lander would be dormant.

When you consider all the things that had to work perfectly when activated after a 10 year sleep, the success of the mission is even more amazing. SSTL's blog link below gives much more detail on the design, development and testing process that was required. Fantastic work by a UK team.

Source: sstl.co.uk/blog

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, November 20 @ 05:14:23 EST

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News: TomTom throws its hat into the Intel Wearables ring

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With wearables forecast as the next big thing, TomTom has announced it is supporting Intel's wearable technology and will provide Location Based Services (LBS) for MICA, its 'My Intelligent Communication Accessory' bracelet.

TomTom will provide LBS data to MICA users with ETAs and 'Time to Go' reminders based on appointments in your calendar. Unlike Pebble, Android Wear and Samsung Gear, MICA is not a smartwatch, it's a standalone device that has its own SIM. Intel has mentioned partnerships with Yelp for local data and Garmin, the latter raising an eyebrow given TomTom 's involvement.

Following its unveiling, MICA has met with a somewhat lukewarm reception from the tech press. Variously described as 'bizarre', 'style over substance' and 'Yikes!' MICA seems firmly targeted at women and is designed to be worn with the display on the inside of the wrist.

Fashionistas can buy MICA in the U.S. in early December for $500.

Source: intel.com/mica

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, November 20 @ 04:49:37 EST

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Subscribers: The PocketGPSWorld.com CamerAlert Speed Camera Database Has Just Been Updated!

Speed Cameras


Version 12.113 - 19 Nov 2014

This release sees 88 static and mobile speed cameras added/removed/modified across the various speed camera databases. Please keep submitting all sightings of mobile speed cameras so we can keep our database up to date with active sites. Apparently-inactive sites are regularly removed from the database (note that these do not get included in the total above).

Please click here for the full breakdown of country, speed camera type and number. All members submitting qualifying reports of static/mobile speed cameras will be credited with their subscription awards by 17:00 20 Nov 14.

Dont forget our RSS feed which is updated every time we release the speed camera database. Simply right click on the RSS image and select copy shortcut, then post the link into your favourite RSS reader.

You can submit new speed camera locations or submit changes to current cameras by following this link to the submission page and you can download the database via this link.

A beginner's guide to the speed camera database can be found here, and some installation instructions for most units can be found here.

Please watch for further announcements on the homepage or sign up to our weekly newsletter alerts which carry full details of future speed camera database releases. The newsletter signup box is located on the top left of all site pages. Your privacy is important to us, we do not sell on your email details.
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Posted by maft on Wednesday, November 19 @ 17:49:22 EST

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News: Police Find SatNav Route Mistake Funny

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West Yorkshire Police have found the funny side of a lorry driver taking the wrong turning.

The hapless lorry driver probably found it a lot less amusing - his vehicle ended up at a decidedly dodgy angle, almost completely on its side, on a very narrow lane that was clearly not suitable for HGVs.

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Posted by rob brady on Wednesday, November 19 @ 13:46:59 EST

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Subscribers: This Week's Subscriber Awards

Free Subscriptions!
Every time we release the PocketGPSWorld.com Speed Camera Database we award those subscribers whose reports met our qualifying criteria a FREE 1 year membership to the site. We will publish the user-names of those who achieved the award following each release.

Of the 42 unique submitters who were first to make qualifying reports for this weeks database release (12.112) congratulations are due for the following 12 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

3dBell, allthe7s, CA_0209225915, CAA_0424190618, Chuffer4, D3GGY, dafflad, inqui, JohnTT, JWA69, lammy666, rgrover.


Six users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 24 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: Anita, CAA_0528205956, dartmoorwanderer, DeeSee, delbell, DennisN, Duddy, dusty101, falkirk81, filipadams, FrancisK, Fraserp, INPS_Mike, inthe128, johalareewi, marmitebcfc, paulpalmeruk, pinkem, smithrc, snifflebag, spetrie, stamford_quay, steve-r, TheGeneral365.

Our thanks to those who support the database and continue to report sites and locations, this is the reward, and for those who prefer to steal and abuse the service, read this thread. We WILL detect you.
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Posted by maft on Thursday, November 13 @ 17:00:11 EST

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News: Redflex appoints General Manager of UK and Europe

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The Redflex business has been increasing in the UK and Europe, particularly with the roll out of the new HADECS systems on the UK Managed Motorways. The UK Home Office approved the use of these cameras in 2014 resulting in three orders for installation and operation support of these systems worth $4.2 million. With an increasing trend towards managed motorways the HADECS system represents a significant growth area for the company.

With this in mind Redflex has appointed Simon Pickup as General Manager of UK and Europe. Simon has been with Redflex for ten years and has previously been the General Manager for Redflex in the Middle East and responsible for the implementation of the mobile speed camera program in New South Wales, Australia.

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Posted by Mike Barrett on Thursday, November 13 @ 10:10:37 EST

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News: Redflex make a $1.2M loss in FY 2014

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Following a highly successful year in 2013 when a profit of $7.3 million was recorded the company returned a loss of $1.2 million in 2014. The drop in profits were attributed to losses of $4.3M in the Student Guardian business, $2.4M costs in the Chicago corruption case, $1.5M in class actions and wage disputes and $1.5M in search fees. This was compounded by the loss of the Chicago red light camera contract which was worth $9.7M.

Despite the losses Redflex had a $29.9 million cashflow for the year.

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Posted by Mike Barrett on Thursday, November 13 @ 10:00:10 EST

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News: Redflex operate at a loss in the US

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The Australian photo enforcement company Redflex operates at a loss in the United States, it's largest market. The US generates 68% of Redflex's revenue but is not able to make a profit in the current climate. Redflex is the second largest of the enforcement companies operating in the US

The reasons for the loss are reported to be costs associated with the Chicago corruption investigations, delayed deployment of the Student Guardian systems, lower profit margins and contract terminations.

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Posted by Mike Barrett on Thursday, November 13 @ 07:56:36 EST

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Subscribers: The PocketGPSWorld.com CamerAlert Speed Camera Database Has Just Been Updated!

Speed Cameras


Version 12.112 - 12 Nov 2014

This release sees 74 static and mobile speed cameras added/removed/modified across the various speed camera databases. Please keep submitting all sightings of mobile speed cameras so we can keep our database up to date with active sites. Apparently-inactive sites are regularly removed from the database (note that these do not get included in the total above).

Please click here for the full breakdown of country, speed camera type and number. All members submitting qualifying reports of static/mobile speed cameras will be credited with their subscription awards by 17:00 13 Nov 14.

Dont forget our RSS feed which is updated every time we release the speed camera database. Simply right click on the RSS image and select copy shortcut, then post the link into your favourite RSS reader.

You can submit new speed camera locations or submit changes to current cameras by following this link to the submission page and you can download the database via this link.

A beginner's guide to the speed camera database can be found here, and some installation instructions for most units can be found here.

Please watch for further announcements on the homepage or sign up to our weekly newsletter alerts which carry full details of future speed camera database releases. The newsletter signup box is located on the top left of all site pages. Your privacy is important to us, we do not sell on your email details.
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Posted by maft on Wednesday, November 12 @ 19:39:14 EST

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News: Fix2Car Holders for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

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Danish phone mount manufacturer Fix2Car have launched their iPhone 6 and 6 Plus car holders.

New to the range is a holder that can support a phone with or without a case, something I suspect most 6 and 6 Plus owners will have! A traditional style holder is also available for phones without cases.

The new design has a hinged section that contains the Lightning connector. You install your phone by first docking it with the connector and then tilting it back until the two plastic side arms engage.

I have a 6 Plus here and this is the first iPhone I've ever had a case for so I was delighted to see a holder that would accommodate it. In use it works very well. Inserting it into the dock is simple, perhaps not quite as easy as sliding it
into a traditional holder,and the side arms grip the phone firmly enough to hold it in place.

You will need a bracket to attach the holder too, I'm using Brodit's ProClip and the holder fits perfectly.

A swivel mount on the rear allows you to rotate your phone into Landscape or Portrait modes as required and the mount comes complete with an MFI Apple Approved Griffin Lightning cable.

At 39.99 for the 6 and 44.99 for the 6 Plus, these holders are excellent value. Available in the UK from HoldersandMounts.co.uk.

Source: HoldersandMounts.co.uk

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, November 06 @ 05:29:07 EST

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News: UK rolls out eLoran as backup to GPS

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LORAN (Long Range Navigation) was a technology designed during World War II as a navigation aid for shipping. LORAN, which used a network of land based transmitters and ship based receivers, continued to be used in various updated forms until GPS replaced it.

With the increased reliance on GPS for navigation, concern has grown in recent years and now the Department of Transport is taking action by rolling out an enhanced variant of LORAN called eLoran.

Following trials last year, the first seven eLoran stations are now in operation along the East coast. The rollout will continue with all major UK ports being equipped with eLoran stations within five years.

The system uses a very strong signal that is resistant to jamming and it's hoped it will serve as a back-up should anything happen to the GPS signal when a ship is navigating a busy port area.

Whilst many countries are decommissioning their LORAn stations, a number of countries have shown interest in the technology. We've previously reported on the GPS jamming shenanigans of North Korea so, unsurprisingly, South Korea is one of those showing a keen interest.

Source: TrinityHouse.co.uk

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, November 06 @ 04:58:53 EST

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