Home PageFacebookRSS News Feed
PocketGPS
Web
Read the current newsletter! Weekly
Newsletter
SatNav,GPS,Navigation
Get Speed Camera Warnings For SatNavs Get Speed Camera Warnings For Android Get Speed Camera Warnings For iPhone

News: Blame It On The Sunshine

pocketgpsworld.com
Get Speed Camera Warnings For SatNavs
Get Speed Camera Warnings For iOS (iPhone and iPad)
Get Speed Camera Warnings For Android (phones and tablets)

A speed camera has been reportedly flashing away at drivers who were not in fact breaking the speed limit.

The camera, on the A33 Redbridge Road in Southampton, worried many law-abiding motorists as it was supposedly activated by every vehicle that passed it.

Click here to read more...

Click here to discuss...

email icon


Posted by rob brady on Monday, June 26 @ 07:41:24 EDT

Syndication Terms


News: SnapChat's New Location Feature Causes Concern For Parents

pocketgpsworld.com
Snapchat, a social media / messaging app, has added a new location feature that is causing some concern with it's accuracy levels. The new 'Snap Map' feature aims to show you where your friends are on Snapchat which, in itself, isn't a bad idea. Contrary to most scaremongering news posts, the feature is disabled by default and when you first launch the map (by 'pinching' your fingers on the photo screen) and activate it then you are put into Ghost Mode where no one can see you location. You then have the option of allowing all your friends or selecting specific friends who can see the location.

The issue myself, and others, have is the level of accuracy of your location that gets shared - we're talking down to a matter of meters - to the point that if you zoom in on the map you can see the building you were at. The good news is that it is not a live location tracker. Your location is shared when you first open the Snap Map - if the map stays open and you move then this is not updated. Also, when you come out of the map your location is not updated in the background.

A secondary issue is that the map also says how long ago the user was there - this may not be an issue if you actually know all your Snapchat friends but many younger users add people randomly. A 'friend' would be able to view the map and see that you were last located a minute ago so you must be nearby and therefore easy to find in real life.

Parents: it's time to do some parenting! Talk to your Snapchat-empowered kids about the feature and make sure they stay safe - even if that means disabling the app from having location access.

Click here to read more...

Click here to discuss...

email icon


Posted by maft on Friday, June 23 @ 09:51:09 EDT

Syndication Terms


News: SSTL selected to build third batch of Galileo nav systems

pocketgpsworld.com
Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) will build a third batch of navigation platforms for the Galileo satnav system. A contract to build eight more satellites, worth Ä140m, was signed between the European Space Agency (ESA) and German-British consortium OHB-Systems AG and SSTL yesterday.

Fourteen of SSTLís Galileo FOC navigation payloads are currently operational in orbit, with a further eight payloads already delivered to OHB for integration and test,

Gary Lay, SSTLís Director of Navigation said "SSTL is delighted to have been selected to build the third batch of navigation payloads needed to complete the initial Galileo Constellation. I am confident that the OHB-SSTL solution offered the lowest risk and best value for money, and I believe that our selection as payload providers for the third time in succession demonstrates a high regard for our work."

SSTLís payload comprises different units including European sourced atomic clocks, navigation signal generators, high power travelling wave tube amplifiers and antennas. SSTLís payload proposal for Batch 3 is for a recurrent build of the existing payload, with an evolution of the atomic clocks to incorporate advances made under the European GNSS Evolution Programme.

Source: www.sstl.co.uk

Click here to read more...

Click here to discuss...

email icon


Posted by Darren Griffin on Friday, June 23 @ 04:16:33 EDT

Syndication Terms


News: Virus Attacks Speed Cameras

pocketgpsworld.com
Get Speed Camera Warnings For SatNavs
Get Speed Camera Warnings For iOS (iPhone and iPad)
Get Speed Camera Warnings For Android (phones and tablets)

At least 55 speed cameras have been infected by a computer virus.

It took authorities in Victoria, Australia two weeks to find the fault after a maintenance worker mistakenly uploaded an infected file.

Click here to read more...

Click here to discuss...

email icon


Posted by rob brady on Thursday, June 22 @ 06:29:53 EDT

Syndication Terms


News: Driver Accused Of 4 Speeding Offences On Same Day

pocketgpsworld.com
Get Speed Camera Warnings For SatNavs
Get Speed Camera Warnings For iOS (iPhone and iPad)
Get Speed Camera Warnings For Android (phones and tablets)

A driver has been accused of four separate speeding offences in one day on the Orwell Bridge and A12 in Suffolk.

26-year-old April Scott of Stowmarket is due to appear before Ipswich Magistrates' Court on July 14.

Click here to read more...

Click here to discuss...

email icon


Posted by rob brady on Wednesday, June 14 @ 08:29:42 EDT

Syndication Terms


News: Plane Crash Blamed On SatNav

pocketgpsworld.com
Get Speed Camera Warnings For SatNavs
Get Speed Camera Warnings For iOS (iPhone and iPad)
Get Speed Camera Warnings For Android (phones and tablets)

A satnav error has been blamed for a pilot crashing his light aircraft.

The GPS guidance system reportedly sent him to a landing strip that didn't exist in the Aberdeenshire area of Scotland.

Click here to read more...

Click here to discuss...

email icon


Posted by rob brady on Monday, June 12 @ 07:30:24 EDT

Syndication Terms


News: Next Gen GLONASS Satellite to launch next year

pocketgpsworld.com
The first of a new generation of GLONASS satellites will be launched next year says the satellite manufacturer, Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems.

The next gen satellite will launch from the Plesetsk spaceport in North Russia. Called Glonass-K2, the new satellites are distinguished by improved accuracy and longer ten-year operational lifespans compared to seven years for the previous generation. And at 1,800kgs they are twice as heavy as the previous K1 series.

CEO of Russiaís Roscosmos corporation, Mikhail Khailov, also told a satellite navigation forum that the K2's will transmit a new CDMA encoded signal.

Source: tass.com

Click here to read more...

Click here to discuss...

email icon


Posted by Darren Griffin on Monday, June 12 @ 05:21:16 EDT

Syndication Terms


News: Two more satellites added to Galileo's operational fleet

pocketgpsworld.com
Two of the four Galileo satellite launched last November have now been formally added to the network.

After a launch new satellites enter a lengthy period of testing and validation to confirm they are fully operational, their clocks are accurate and their navigation signals pass quality testing. The European GNSS Agency (GSA) and the European GNSS Service Centre (GSC) has now announced the completion of the in-orbit testing (IOT).

As these two satellites have passed initial tests they are now available operational service. The two other satellites are expected to pass their testing soon.

Source: European GNSS Service Centre



Click here to read more...

Click here to discuss...

email icon


Posted by Darren Griffin on Monday, June 12 @ 04:59:21 EDT

Syndication Terms


News: Two New Speed Camera Vans Deployed

pocketgpsworld.com
Get Speed Camera Warnings For SatNavs
Get Speed Camera Warnings For iOS (iPhone and iPad)
Get Speed Camera Warnings For Android (phones and tablets)

North Yorkshire Police have taken delivery of two new speed camera vans.

The vehicles will have camera access covering the front, rear and sides and are also fitted with automatic number place recognition (ANPR) technology.

Click here to read more...

Click here to discuss...

email icon


Posted by rob brady on Tuesday, June 06 @ 08:58:07 EDT

Syndication Terms


News: Driver Frames Others To Avoid Speeding Fine

pocketgpsworld.com
Get Speed Camera Warnings For SatNavs
Get Speed Camera Warnings For iOS (iPhone and iPad)
Get Speed Camera Warnings For Android (phones and tablets)

A driver has escaped a jail sentence after failed attempts to dodge speeding tickets.

Narinder Singh's two cars, a Bentley Continental and a Mercedes, were recorded breaking the limit several times by speed cameras.

Click here to read more...

Click here to discuss...

email icon


Posted by rob brady on Sunday, June 04 @ 07:29:55 EDT

Syndication Terms


News: Ireland Gets First Average Speed Cameras

pocketgpsworld.com
Get Speed Camera Warnings For SatNavs
Get Speed Camera Warnings For iOS (iPhone and iPad)
Get Speed Camera Warnings For Android (phones and tablets)

Following a delay of around 12 months due to administrative issues, Ireland has installed its first average speed cameras.

Point-to-point cameras now monitor the average speed of drivers using the Dublin Port Tunnel.

Click here to read more...

Click here to discuss...

email icon


Posted by rob brady on Thursday, June 01 @ 10:01:44 EDT

Syndication Terms


News: 1000s Caught By One Speed Camera

pocketgpsworld.com
Get Speed Camera Warnings For SatNavs
Get Speed Camera Warnings For iOS (iPhone and iPad)
Get Speed Camera Warnings For Android (phones and tablets)

Thousands of speeding drivers have been ticketed by a speed camera in Flintshire, Wales in its first year of operation.

Over 4,500 motorists were caught by the camera which was installed on the A541 at Pontblyddyn - an accident blackspot that has claimed several fatalities in the past.

Click here to read more...

Click here to discuss...

email icon


Posted by rob brady on Tuesday, May 30 @ 18:22:53 EDT

Syndication Terms


News: Garmin unveils the VIRB 360 degree action camera

pocketgpsworld.com
Garmin surprised everyone this week with the announcement of a new member of its action camera line-up.

The VIRB 360 is a rugged, waterproof, 360-degree action camera capable of 5.7k/30fps and an astounding 4k spherical stabilisation. The VIRB 360 specs beat it's nearest competitor, the long awaited and widely praised Nikon KeyMission 360, hands down.

It's an impressive first outing and will set the standard that others now have to beat but it's no bargain, a list price of $800USD is more than double that of the Nikon.

Spec highlights are GPS (GPS & GLONASS naturally) and a raft of sensors including barometer and altimeter that allow you to create customisable G-Metrix overlays onto captured video in 36-degree augmented reality. You can also pair compatible Garmin sensors to add more data.

VIRB 360 also supports voice commands, "OK Garmin, start recording" or "remember that" to tag a specific moment. You can even change recording modes or power the camera down. Live streaming to YouTube and Facebook is there. And it is waterproof down to 10 meters.

If you're an action junkie then this will surely be the must have 360-camera of 2017.

Source: Garmin.com

Click here to read more...

Click here to discuss...

email icon


Posted by Darren Griffin on Friday, May 26 @ 04:06:40 EDT

Syndication Terms


News: Work Starts On 30 A90 Average Speed Cameras

pocketgpsworld.com
Get Speed Camera Warnings For SatNavs
Get Speed Camera Warnings For iOS (iPhone and iPad)
Get Speed Camera Warnings For Android (phones and tablets)

Work is beginning on the installation of average speed cameras on the A90 between Dundee and Stonehaven in Scotland.

A network of thirty point-to-point cameras will be positioned along the road, fifteen monitoring each direction.

Click here to read more...

Click here to discuss...

email icon


Posted by rob brady on Monday, May 22 @ 10:25:59 EDT

Syndication Terms


News: Over 200,000 Speeders Caught By Variable Speed Cameras

pocketgpsworld.com
Get Speed Camera Warnings For SatNavs
Get Speed Camera Warnings For iOS (iPhone and iPad)
Get Speed Camera Warnings For Android (phones and tablets)

According to the research by Confused.com, 210,538 drivers have been caught speeding on smart motorways in the UK. This is since they were first installed in 2013 and equates to a possible £526 million in fines.

Variable speed cameras are used on smart motorways to monitor temporary speed limits on some of Britain's busiest motorways. The aim is to reduce accidents and prevent traffic congestion.

Click here to read more...

Click here to discuss...

email icon


Posted by rob brady on Friday, May 19 @ 08:30:14 EDT

Syndication Terms


Make a Donation



CamerAlert Database

Click here for the PocketGPSWorld.com Speed Camera Database

Download Speed Camera Database
15.063 (21 Jun 17)



WORLDWIDE SPEED CAMERA SPOTTERS WANTED!

Click here to submit camera positions to the PocketGPSWorld.com Speed Camera Database


12mth Subscriber memberships awarded every week for verified new camera reports!

Submit Speed Camera Locations Now


CamerAlert Apps



iOS QR Code






Android QR Code







© Terms & Privacy


GPS Shopping