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Ford Motors under the influence of telematics

Ford Motors under the influence of telematics

A global trend of using telematics in cars seems to have an effect on Ford Motors as they are planning to offer connectivity on all its cars from 2020 in Europe.  Besides this, the car manufacturer had already announced last September about the launch of two products in the European …

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Australia raised $10.8 million by planning a network of nanosatellites for IoT applications.

Australia raised $10.8 million by planning a network of nanosatellites for IoT applications.

Fleet space technologies located in Adelaide, capital of Southern Australia, recently raised $10.8 million by planning a network of nanosatellites for IoT applications. It is reported the company has several global investors including Horizon Ventures, Momenta Ventures, Grok Ventures, existing investor Blackbird Ventures and the Kennard family, whose equipment hire …

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Mercedes-Benz Vans will now allow driver behavior monitoring on all new Sprinter and Vito Tourer

Mercedes-Benz Vans will now allow driver behavior monitoring on all new Sprinter and Vito Tourer

Mercedes-Benz Vans announced to provide its Mercedes PRO, a connected vehicle service that will allow monitoring driver behavior on all-new Sprinter and Vito Tourer as a standard model for three years. This service will be available to all the vehicles manufactured since May 2019, besides this, it can be also …

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Who gets more distracted: older driver vs. younger driver?

Who gets more distracted: older driver vs. younger driver?

According to the latest study conducted by the University of Utah in conjunction with the  AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety to find the connection between the rapid increase in technology and older drivers. The findings show that the drivers ranging from 55 to 75 took 4.7 to 8.6 seconds longer to …

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Russia-Chinese cooperation: Using GLONASS and BeiDou for peaceful purposes

Russia-Chinese cooperation: Using GLONASS and BeiDou for peaceful purposes

On July 26th, Russia passed a law named “On ratification of the agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on cooperation in the use of GLONASS and Beidou global navigation satellite systems for peaceful purposes” which approves the cooperation of …

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Toyota claims to enhance the solar efficiency of Prius PHV by 34%

Toyota claims to enhance the solar efficiency of Prius PHV by 34%

Toyota, in partnership with Sharp and Japanese national research organization NEDO, has announced a testing project on a previously launched Japan-exclusive Prius PHV aka Prius Prime in the U.S.A.  According to an official statement of Toyota, the goal is “to assess the effectiveness of improvements in cruising range and fuel …

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Black box car insurance saved the fraudulent claim of £55,000

Black box car insurance saved the fraudulent claim of £55,000

Black box car insurance is the type of insurance policy that allows you to pay as you drive. Black box insurance is also known as telematics and it works when your car insurer installs a GPS device in your vehicle to monitor your behavior behind the wheel. The telematics provider …

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Collins Aerospace miniature M-code based GPS receiver to be launched in 2020

Collins Aerospace Systems is set to launch the latest generation of its m-Code based GPS receiver known as Miniature PLGR Engine (MPE-M) in 2020.

Collins Aerospace Systems is set to launch the latest generation of its m-Code based GPS receiver known as Miniature PLGR Engine (MPE-M) in 2020. This GPS receiver will not be capable of receiving existing operational Y-Code GPS signals but will also receive newer M-Code signal. The Collins’ Miniature PLGR Engine – M-code …

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Second GPS III Satellite “Magellan” Encapsulated for Launch

Second GPS III Satellite “Magellan” Encapsulated for Launch

U.S Air Force has encapsulated and is ready to launch second next-generation GPS III satellite nicknamed “Magellan” on July 25. GPS III Space Vehicle 02 (GPS III SV02) has been encapsulated in its protective, aerodynamic, nose-cone shell at the Lockheed Martin Space and United Launch Alliance (ULA) Astrotech Space Operations facility …

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The European GPS System, Galileo, suffering major signal outage.

EU's sat-nav system Galileo suffers major outage

On Thursday, July 11th, the entire European GPS System Galileo started suffering an unanticipated signal outage. The signal outage is attributed to the problem of the ground infrastructure of the Galileo system. The European GNSS Agency (GSA) made an announcement on Monday related to this ongoing signal outage: “Experts are …

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