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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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New cars to be fitted with speed restrictors by 2022

New cars to be fitted with speed restrictors in 2022

Europe moved one step ahead in safety after closing a provisional deal on Strasbourg. According to the deal new safety features such as Automated Emergency Braking (AEB) and overridable Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA), to be fitted as standard on all new cars, vans, lorries and buses to be sold in …

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Artificial intelligence controls on-demand bus services in Japan

Recently the vehicle service providers Japan’s Mitsubishi Corporation and Nishi-Nippon Railroad Co established a new joint venture to provide commercial on-demand-bus (ODB) transit service. This joint venture resulted in the struggle to provide efficient and sustainable public passenger road transportation (PPRT) in Japan. Artificial intelligence controlled bus services has been …

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Google Maps now allows to see speed limits and speed traps in Saudi Arabia

Google map has launched its new features of detecting speed limits, speed cameras and mobile speed cameras in more than 40 countries worldwide. These features were previously limited to the selected market of Google’s navigation app namely Waze. Google confirmed the list of countries that are allowed to see speed …

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GPS Tracker made in China possess the threat to privacy by leaking real-time data.

GPS Tracker made in China possess the threat to privacy by leaking real-time data.

The popular Chinese manufactured GPS tracker used as a panic alarm for elderly patients, for monitoring kids and tracking vehicles has some major security flaws. UK cyber-security researchers claim that it can leak users’ real-time location and allow it to be remotely deactivated. Although the device doesn’t have access to …

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