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News: China Will Complete Their BeiDou GPS System in 2020

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China has announced that their BeiDou-3 GPS system will be completed by the end of 2020. A total of 35 satellites will provide global coverage and aims to reduce reliance on the American GPS system should any further disputes arise. The Chinese BeiDou system, named after the Chinese name for the "Big Dipper" constellation, has been serving China since 2011 and Asia-Pacific since 2012.

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Posted by maft on Wednesday, December 11 @ 12:01:05 UTC

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News: Garmin Offer Exclusive MARQ Watch Collection

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Christmas is around the corner, so if you or a loved one are fans of Garmin's smartwatches, and have won the lottery, robbed a bank or just have wads of money burning a hole in your pocket then Garmin have just the answer.

They are offering an exclusive and very limited edition collection of five MARQ watches in a MARQ Signature Set. Only 100 of these will be available and are a snip (if you're a Russian oligarch) at $10,000.

Presented in a solid walnut box, the service includes MARQ Adventurer, MARQ Athlete, MARQ Aviator, MARQ Captain and MARQ Driver with each watch custom built and engraved.

Only 100 signature sets will be produced so act now to avoid disappointment!

Source: garmin.com

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Friday, December 06 @ 09:00:22 UTC

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News: 2019 QEPrize Awarded To Creators Of GPS

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The Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering has been awarded to Dr Bradford Parkinson, Professor James Spilker, Hugo Fruehauf, and Richard Schwartz for their work on the Global Positioning System (GPS).

This year the £1 million Queen Elizabeth Prize for innovation in engineering has been awarded to the creators of GPS. Awarded on behalf of the Queen, the four people to receive the award are Hugo Fruehauf, Dr Bradford Parkinson, Richard Schwartz, and Anna Marie Spilker, who accepted the award on behalf of her late husband, Professor James Spilker Jr.

The four individuals played key roles in developing the Global Positioning System (GPS). Dr Parkinson led development, design, and testing, Mr Fruehauf developed the highly miniaturised atomic clock, a key foundation component for GPS, Mr Schwartz engineered a radiation hardened satellite and Professor Spilker Jr and his team at Stanford Telecommunications built the receiver that processed the first GPS satellite signals.

Billions of people now rely on the GPS network.

Source: qeprize.org

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Friday, December 06 @ 08:36:46 UTC

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News: UKspace 2020 Manifesto Reiterates Need For GNSS System

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UKspace has released its 2020 manifesto in which it reiterates the importance of the UK having its own GPS System post-Brexit.

The manifesto says the UK must secure participation in a global satellite navigation system either via the ESA's Galileo programme or by developing its own sovereign system.

Britain quit the Galileo program in November 2018 after investing more than £1.4bn but the estimated £5bn costs of developing its own makes a sovereign system unlikely. UKspace is calling for increased ESA funding saying "European Space Agency (ESA) funding is fundamental to ensuring that industry can develop and manufacture the space technologies, capability and supply chains needed to secure the United Kingdom’s role in the global space market".

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Friday, November 29 @ 09:07:25 UTC

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News: First Demonstration Of A Galileo Enabled Autonomous Vehicle

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A French University has demonstrated the first autonomous vehicle powered by Galileo.

In a world first, the Renault ZOE electric car can autonomously drive along public roads using Galileo signals and the ESCAPE GNSS engine (EGE), funded by the European GNSS Agency.

The EGE prototype design includes several major components, including a novel multi-frequency, multi-constellation automotive-grade GNSS receiver. The main distinguishing feature of the ESCAPE receiver is its ability to precisely and simultaneously process signals from two different GNSS bands and from different satellite constellations.

The receiver is also a first-of-a-kind device in its segment to support the new Navigation Message Authentication (NMA) service of Galileo - the open E1 signal.

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Friday, November 29 @ 08:46:33 UTC

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News: TomTom & The University Of Amsterdam Open Research Lab

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Dutch GPS company TomTom has partnered with The University of Amsterdam to launch a new lab that aims to use AI to develop high-definition maps for autonomous vehicles.

The Innovation Centre for Artificial Intelligence (ICAI) in the Amsterdam Science Park will see PhD students working to develop AI systems that can recognise roadside infrastructure such as traffic lights.

"TomTom is pushing the boundaries of AI for making HD maps for self-driving cars," said Harold Goddijn, TomTom CEO. "This will take us a step closer to an autonomous future with safer roads that are free of congestion and emissions."

TomTom's new autonomous test vehicle 'Trillian' is also now on the road in Berlin. Equipped with LiDAR, radar, stereo cameras and TomTom's High Definition mapping.

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Friday, November 22 @ 09:01:36 UTC

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News: GPS Spoofing, A New Type Of Attack Has Been Detected

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A worrying new GPS Spoofing method has been detected being used in Shanghai, China and it has everyone worried. Nobody knows who is behind the attacks but the suspicion is the technology is so sophisticated that it must be state sponsored.

The first signs of an issue began when ship crews, manoeuvring their vessels in the congested waterways of Shanghai port observed other ship traffic, supposedly ahead of them in the shipping lane, disappearing from their navigation displays only to reappear a minute or so later apparently tied up at the dockside.

Now new research has revealed that thousands of vessels have been victim of this new type of spoofing and the most worrying aspect is experts have no idea how it is being done. It's one thing to jam a GPS signal, but spoofing a signal in this way is much more difficult.

Source: technologyreview.com

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Friday, November 22 @ 08:27:03 UTC

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News: Speed Limiters Could Render Speed Cameras Redundant

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The European Council have finalised an EU ruling that will see new cars fitted with speed limiters by 2022.

It is possible that the UK will adopt the same ruling, whatever the outcome of Brexit.

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Posted by rob brady on Wednesday, November 13 @ 11:01:48 UTC

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News: 170,000 Caught In 2018

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Almost 170,000 drivers were caught speeding across Avon and Somerset last year.

The 2018 figures, recently released by the Home Office, reveal that out of 169,543 people who received Fixed Penalty Notices, 73,532 attended a speed awareness course and 19,239 motorists ended up in court.

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Posted by rob brady on Monday, November 11 @ 16:25:49 UTC

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News: Mobile Speed Cameras To Monitor Humber Bridge

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Mobile speed cameras are due to appear on the Humber Bridge for the first time since it opened in 1981.

A recent survey has revealed that two thirds of drivers break the 50mph speed limit across the bridge which connects the East Riding of Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire.

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Posted by rob brady on Monday, November 11 @ 15:53:59 UTC

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News: Speed On Green Camera Catches 7000

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According to a Freedom of Information request to Merseyside Police, a "Speed on Green" camera has ticketed 7,000 motorists.

The device is located on the junction of Crosby Road South and Cambridge Road southbound in Sefton. It's caught 7,348 vehicles since it was first deployed in February.

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Posted by rob brady on Monday, November 11 @ 15:21:59 UTC

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News: Top Three Cambridgeshire Speed Cameras Revealed

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It has been revealed that one Cambridgeshire speed camera caught an average of four people a day last year.

1542 drivers were recorded speeding on Fletton Parkway, Peterborough in 2018.

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Posted by rob brady on Friday, November 08 @ 15:34:47 UTC

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News: 15 Percent Rise In Thames Valley Speeding Fines

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There was a significant rise in speeding motorists caught by speed cameras in Thames Valley last year.

Home Office statistics show that 51,409 speeding tickets (a record number) were paid by drivers in 2018, 15% more than the previous year.

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Posted by rob brady on Friday, November 08 @ 15:17:50 UTC

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News: A1 Dummy Speed Cameras Removed

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The Beeston, Bedfordshire dummy speed cameras have been removed after a year in service.

Mike Lacey, 73, set up a realistic copy of four speed devices from yellow drainage piping to deter drivers speeding past his house on the A1.

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Posted by rob brady on Friday, November 08 @ 15:03:33 UTC

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News: Quad Biker Fined For Speed Camera Obstruction

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A quad bike rider has been prosecuted for obstructing a mobile speed camera.

The 27 year old masked rider slammed shut the window of a police camera van and then stood in front of the camera.

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Posted by rob brady on Friday, November 08 @ 14:44:01 UTC

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