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News: SpaceX's Dragon capsule delays ISS dock after GPS glitch

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After a liftoff from the historic Apollo launchpad at Kennedy Space Center, SpaceX's Dragon CRS-10 capsule was forced to wave off an approach to the International Space Station in the middle of its final approach on Wednesday.

CRS-10 is a cargo resupply mission but is also carrying the SAGE III Earth observation experiment and its accompanying Nadir viewing platform. The launch went to plan with the first stage returning for a pinpoint landing back at Cape Canaveral.

However during the planned approach to the ISS errors in an ISS State Vector and a GPS error were flagged by Dragon's flight computer and the erroneous data, required to maintain a proper alignment on approach, resulted in an abort. The Dragon capsule moved away from the station and returned 24hrs later for another attempt, this time everything went as planned and the capsule docked with the station .

CRS-10 will remain docked until late March before reentrering the atmosphere for a splashdown and recovery in the Pacific.

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, February 23 @ 16:54:53 EST

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News: The Sat-Nav Is Dead. Long Live GPS-Based Fitness Devices!

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We've seen for some time now that as more and more people rely on their smartphones for navigation, the humble 'Sat Nav', or PND (Personal Navigation Device) has slowly been pushed to one side. So what is the future for GPS-based devices?

Pebble's smartwatches moved more towards a fitness theme, so much so that they were bought out by Fitbit at the end of 2016. Garmin have, for some time, made GPS-based fitness watches/trackers and TomTom joined in a few years ago with their Sport watches too.

Garmin's recently published reports show that, for the first time, their fitness sales ($274m) have overtaken their automotive sales ($226m) for the last quarter of 2016. Fitness devices are clearly the future of GPS-based consumer technology. However, the humble Sat Nav still has a role to play with navigation as they generally allow more customisation (like our speed camera database) than the smartphone apps can offer. Just don't expect much in the way of new features - unless it's fitness-based!

Source: Garmin Newsroom

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Posted by MaFt on Thursday, February 23 @ 15:27:09 EST

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News: UK could be locked out Galileo

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I've seen a number of headlines this morning scaremongering that the UK could be locked out of access to Galileo as a result of Brexit.

Galileo is not 'only available to EU countries' as claimed in the article. Galileo is a global network not a regional one, and even if it were a regional system such as those operated by Japan and India, the coverage is dictated by the visibility of the satellite over a country and not defined by an arbitrary border.

The misunderstanding is possibly due to confusion about the services that Galileo will operate. There is the main open service (OS), which is what most users will rely on, and which is open to all world-wide. And then there are three more, an encrypted service (CS), a government service (PRS) and a search and rescue service (SAR).

It's possible that the UK may lose access to the to the PRS service but even that is questionable as the the UK government has indicated it will remain a part of the European Space Agency albeit there will need to be a renegotiation of our financial contributions post Brexit.

Source: gsa.europa.eu



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Posted by Darren Griffin on Friday, February 17 @ 04:14:12 EST

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News: TomTom launches traffic cooperation tool

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TomTom have launched a new traffic data sharing tool that will allow selected customers to share and exchange traffic data with cities, authorities and other stakeholders.

The new Road Event Reporter is designed to allow the sharing of events such as road accidents, roadworks and other incidents etc with TomTom Traffic users and enables authorities and others involved in road management and maintenance to quickly share and disseminate up to date information on issues that affect road usage and traffic patterns.

Source: tomtom.com

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Friday, February 17 @ 03:58:50 EST

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News: Driver With Grudge Blocks Speed Camera Van

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A BMW driver who parked in front of a speed camera van with his boot opened to obscure its view has received a police warning.

Chris Welford, 23, who says that motorists beeped to thank him, got a ticket at the same spot - Marske Road in Skelton-in-Cleveland, North Yorks - five years ago.

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Posted by rob brady on Thursday, February 16 @ 07:13:24 EST

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News: Petition For Humber Bridge Speed Cameras

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A petition which calls for fixed speed cameras on the Humber Bridge will be considered on Friday.

Driver, Kerry Griffin, initiated the petition on change.org aiming it at the Humber Bridge Board and the Safer Roads Humber Partnership.

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Posted by rob brady on Tuesday, February 14 @ 07:32:03 EST

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News: Judge Says Pay Speeders 3 Million Dollar Refund

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A village of just over 2,000 people in Ohio have been ordered to pay back speed camera fines of $3million. Nearly 45,000 drivers were ticketed in just 15 months.

Following appeals and disputes involving a class action lawsuit, a judge has ruled that the cameras in New Miami were unconstitutional and constituted "unjust enrichment".

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Posted by rob brady on Sunday, February 12 @ 08:39:47 EST

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News: Redflex signs settlement agreement with Chicago

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Redflex has agreed to settle a bribery lawsuit with the City of Chicago. In the settlement it agrees to pay $20 million to the city with $10 million payable by 31 December 2017 and the balance payable in instalments by 31 December 2023

The lawsuit follows a bribery scandal which almost saw the end of the company which operates across Asia, Europe and the Americas. Redflex CEO Michael Finn said the agreement marks the end of the company's US struggles. Meanwhile Redflex is still under investigation by authorities in it's home country, Australia.

Redflex won the bid to supply and maintain redlight cameras in Chicago in 2003 and collected more than $400 million in fines between 2003 and 2012. But an investigation by the Chicago Tribune revealed massive bribery in the awarding of the contract by City Hall and further investigations unveiled mismanagement and failed oversight.

In 2016 City Hall manager John Bills was sentenced to 10 years in prison for taking bribes and former Redflex CEO Karen Finley and consultant Martin O"Malley were both given shorter federal prison terms.

Source: redflex.com

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, February 09 @ 06:26:25 EST

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News: Driver With Laser Jammer Prosecuted

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A driver who fitted his BMW with a laser speed camera blocker has been prosecuted.

Ironically, it was a speed camera image that identified the device which was fitted under his number plate.

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Posted by rob brady on Thursday, February 09 @ 06:14:09 EST

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News: Leicestershire Wants Speedcam Cash

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Leicestershire County Council have said that they want to keep the cash raised through speeding fines to pay for more speed cameras in their area.

Revenue is currently raised from thirteen fixed speed cameras and five mobile devices, but the money goes to the government.

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Posted by rob brady on Tuesday, February 07 @ 07:30:09 EST

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News: The need for Galileo is now more pressing than ever

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Galileo has frequently been described as a costly vanity project. And with the omnipresence of US GPS system it's not hard to see why, until recently at least, justifying the enormous expense of Galileo has been a difficult exercise.

But now, with Donald Trump at the helm, doubts about his isolationist policies are making the case for a separate GNSS network far more compelling. Such services do not exist solely for the benefit of your in-car or smartphone navigation system. They are heavily relied on for precision timing in banking transactions, mobile phone services and power networks. Commercial aircraft are also now making more and more use of them for precision approach and to permit more efficient use of crowded air space.

So it's not hard to see how reliance on a service that could be withdrawn at a moments notice could well have proven to be very short sighted.

Galileo will also provide new services including a global search and rescue service which provides a 2-way link that will notify the sender that their distress signal has been received and, as well as the basic free navigation signal, there will also be a high precision service accessible by paying commercial users.

Perhaps Galileo wasn't such a bad idea after all?

Source: esa.int

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, February 02 @ 15:05:29 EST

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News: 6000 Caught In First 6 Months

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Over 6,000 speeding vehicles crossing the Orwell Bridge have been caught by speed cameras in just six months.

The bridge, on the A14 between Nacton and Wherstead in Suffolk, is a 60mph stretch that is monitored by average speed cameras.

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Posted by rob brady on Wednesday, February 01 @ 07:09:37 EST

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News: A10 Speed Camera Pilot Gets Full Approval

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Speed cameras on the A10 have been approved to continue following a six-month pilot starting last June.

The pilot was given a temporary extension before Christmas, but now The Strategic Road Safety Partnership has approved funding until 2022. The cameras monitor a kilometre stretch of road in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire.

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Posted by rob brady on Monday, January 30 @ 09:17:34 EST

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News: TomTom and Mappy continue their relationship

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TomTom has extended its relationship with a new agreement granting French company Mappy increased access to TomTom traffic data for Europe to align with its current access to TomTom map data.

Mappy licences TomTom data for use in its mobile and browser based maps. Mappy currently has apps available on Google Play and Apple's AppStore. Primarily a POI search engine service, Mappy provides detailed local search for places, shops and services with over 5 million POIs in France and Western Europe.

Source: www.tomtom.com

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Friday, January 27 @ 03:47:20 EST

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News: More Serious Speeding Fines To Dramatically Increase

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Ignoring a speed camera could soon cost you a lot more than you think.

From 24 April 2017, magistrates will be able to fine you 150% of your weekly wage - the current limit is 100%.

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Posted by rob brady on Tuesday, January 24 @ 06:27:26 EST

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