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News: UK Seeks Alliance For SatNav Rival

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The UK is asking its partners in the 'Five Eyes' alliance for help in launching its own satnav system following the loss of its participation in the Galileo project as a consequence of Brexit.

UK Space Agency officials have held talks with colleagues in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK to seek financial and technology support and has already spent more than 1bn. The project could cost more as much as 5bn to complete.

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Friday, August 23 @ 08:37:02 UTC

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News: Last Delta IV Launched A GPS III Yesterday

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The last Delta IV rocket launched a GPS III satellite into orbit from Cape Canaveral yesterday.

In a 17-year run totalling 29 launches, the United launch Alliance Delta IV has proved itself a stalwart launcher and the occasion of its last ever launch was used to loft the second of the fleet of GPS III next generation satellites into orbit.

GPS III includes a number of enhancements including new civilian and military signals to provide redundancy and anti-jamming as well as a safety of life signal similar to that incorporated into Galileo.

BAE Systems new RAD750 Single Board Computer will provide onboard processing in radiation hardened package.

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Friday, August 23 @ 08:25:50 UTC

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News: Iran Accused of GPS Jamming in Strait of Hormuz

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Amidst ongoing tensions in the Strait of Hormuz, vessels have now been warned that GPS interference and other communications jamming may be encountered.

Two incidents so far have reported GPS jamming. The US believe Iran is the source using jamming hardware located on the island of Abu Musa, at the eastern entrance to the strait.

An American official said that Iran is attempting to trick vessels into straying into Iranian controlled waters where they would then be seized.

The US Maritime Administration (MARAD) has now issued a formal warning to shipping and advising masters to ensure their AIS (Automatic Identification System) is transmitting, submit detailed transit planes before entering the area as well as advise on what to do if Iranian forces attempt to board.

Source: maritime.dot.gov



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Posted by Darren Griffin on Friday, August 16 @ 08:16:55 UTC

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News: Over 2,500 Caught By New Speed Cameras

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A Freedom of Information request to the Devon and Cornwall Police has revealed that large numbers of motorists are being caught out by new average speed cameras.

Over 2,500 speeding drivers have been ticketed in the first 100 days of point-to-point devices going live on the South Devon Highway. 500 were caught in the first week alone.

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Posted by rob brady on Thursday, August 08 @ 19:32:05 UTC

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News: Twelve New Cameras On Way To Staffordshire

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Twelve new average speed cameras are being installed on a major Black Country route.

The point-to-point devices will cover a five mile stretch of the A500 between the Hanchurch and Hanford areas (and then eventually up to Wolstanton) in Staffordshire.

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Posted by rob brady on Sunday, August 04 @ 11:37:53 UTC

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News: Man Caught By The Same Cameras Five Times

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A hapless driver was caught speeding five times by the same average speed cameras.

He managed to rack up 15 points on his licence on five sperate days over a two week period between September and October last year - the cameras were first activated in September.

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Posted by rob brady on Sunday, August 04 @ 11:16:52 UTC

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News: High Court Clarifies Law on Using Phone Whilst Driving

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On 31 July the High Court handed down a judgment which clarifies the law on the offence of using a mobile phone whilst driving.

The judgment states that it must be proved beyond reasonable doubt that the phone was being used for an 'interactive telecommunication function' at the time of the alleged offence.

Previously any interaction with your phone whilst driving was deemed an offence and the law has been slow to catch up to the numerous other purposes for which we use smartphones these days. Now there is a clear distinction between using the features of a smartphone such as navigation and music and the telephony features.

There is still the catch-all legislation of driving without due care, so this this is not a green light to drive one handed whilst holding your phone in the other and looking at a map. A good car mount should still be considered an essential but it does at least now mean we can use the SatNav and music functions and interact with them without fear of a fine so long as common sense is applied.

Source: pattersonlaw.com

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Friday, August 02 @ 09:01:29 UTC

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News: Mobile Cameras Out In Force In Avon And Somerset

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The Avon and Somerset Police Speed Enforcement Unit have published its most recent list of mobile speed camera locations.

It's network is extensive; it covers over 300 sites.

As well as other stretches not in their list, they are scheduled to enforce the following locations covering Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset from today:

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Posted by rob brady on Monday, July 29 @ 12:13:34 UTC

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News: More Average Speed Cameras For Wales

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Work began yesterday to install average speed cameras on the A494 in Deeside, Wales. The trunk road links the M56 with the A55.

The previous temporary speed limit of 50mph on the stretch was made permanent last month. The Welsh government say this is to reduce high levels of nitrogen dioxide by up to 10%.

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Posted by rob brady on Monday, July 29 @ 11:39:25 UTC

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News: Galileo: Week Long Outage Partly Due to Software Update

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A week long outage of the EU's Galileo satellite navigation system was partly due to a security software update.

Carlo des Dirides, Executive Director of the European GNSS Agency, told officials at the European Parliament's Industry Committee that while the problem originated in a timing reference system at a ground control centre near Rome, a backup system at another centre failed to kick in due to a botched security update.

Whilst both issues have now been fixed, the near week long outage that resulted isn't a great look. However it should be pointed out that the service is still in the roll-out phase and not in full operation. Affected receivers were still able to obtain a fix from the American Global Positioning System (GPS), Russia's Glonass and China's Beidou.

Source: gsc-europa.eu

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Friday, July 26 @ 08:51:01 UTC

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News: Israel Sets Aside Speed Camera Tickets

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The Israeli authorities have announced that all speeding tickets issued over the last thirteen months are to be rescinded.

A court has ruled that the evidence gained from their country's speed cameras cannot be trusted.

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Posted by rob brady on Wednesday, July 24 @ 12:44:49 UTC

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News: More Average Speed Cameras For Scotland

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More average speed cameras are to be installed in Scotland.

This follows the success of point-to-point cameras on main roads across the country - there has been a reduction in serious accidents and also an improvement in journey times. There have been eleven serious injury collisions and one fatality on the road over the last reported three year period.

The new devices will monitor a 15.9 mile stretch of the A82 and A85 roads between Tyndrum and Lix Toll - the system is to cost 250,000.

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Posted by rob brady on Friday, July 19 @ 16:29:52 UTC

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News: European Galileo Satellite Service Is Currently Down

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Europe's Galileo satellite navigation system is down due to technical issues with their ground infrastructure. The service was 'degraded' in the early hours of July 11th and has been fully unavailable since the early hours of July 12th when a NAGU (Notice Advisory to Galileo Users) was issued that simply states "UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, USERS EXPERIENCE A SERVICE OUTAGE. THE SIGNALS ARE NOT TO BE USED".

The emergency service for locating people in distress (SAR) is still operational although there is no estimate as to when the service will be fully operational again.

Full information: European GNSS Agency

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Posted by maft on Monday, July 15 @ 13:42:01 UTC

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News: Northern Ireland Speeding Offences Up By Almost A Third

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Speeding offences in Northern Ireland have increased by over 30% in the previous year - there were 40,969 offences clocked in 2018.

Just one stretch, Upper Newtownards Road in east Belfast, claimed 2,500 of that figure - the road is monitored by a fixed speed camera.

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Posted by rob brady on Monday, July 08 @ 12:53:05 UTC

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News: Average Speed Cameras Coming To Highest Risk Road

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Average speed cameras are planned to monitor Britain's most high risk road.

A national study by the Road Safety Foundation has identified a seven-mile stretch of road in Derbyshire as the primary 'persistently higher risk road' out of 75 which has had an average of at least one fatal or serious crash per mile during the three-year study period.

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Posted by rob brady on Monday, July 08 @ 12:28:59 UTC

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