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Raytheon completes final system test for Indian SBAS

Raytheon, USA has completed the final system acceptance test to augment standard GPS signals over India. The latest test of the GPS Aided GEO Augmented Navigation-Technology Demonstration System, or GAGAN-TDS, is a milestone in the worldwide transition to satellitebased navigation for civil aviation. When completed, GAGAN will join other space-based augmentation systems in providing worldwide, precise navigation, substantially boosting safety, efficiency, and capacity across India and the surrounding region.

Install GPS in cabs, says ASOCHAM

Expressing concern over the recent rape and murder of a call centre employee in Pune allegedly by the cab driver, the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASSOCHAM) in India has suggested that the Government make installation of GPS mandatory in all the cabs being employed by industries where women work in night shifts.

Tokyo Police soon receive GPSequipped mobile phones

Tokyo police officers working at “koban” police boxes will have GPS-equipped mobile phones by next year to keep track of their location, allowing for faster response times to emergencies. The plan comes after an incident last August where a policeman in Tachikawa City shot an acquaintance and himself to death after he went missing while on duty.

GPS navigation used by 37% of drivers in Taiwan

According to IDEAS-FIND survey, GPS navigation is used by 37% of all car drivers in Taiwan, the highest proportion among three types of in-car electronic devices. The survey shows that GPS navigation and digital TV channels or video on demand have considerable market potential in Taiwan.

Korean launch for Immersion powered tactile GPS units

CTT-Net of Korea is launching the first navigation devices to use Immersion’s TouchSense technology, which offers tactile feedback for touchscreens. These products for the Korean market include the CSN-7040, a handheld navigation device, and the CIN-7000, a built-in car navigation device. Both feature a 7-inch touchscreen and a direct multimedia broadcast (DMB) receiver for accepting satellite downloads. These products help improve usability and reduces ‘glance time’ whilst driving.

SLA mobile services

Singapore Land Authority has developed a new service called SLA Mobile Services – a suite of mobile solutions to cater to surveyors who are constantly on the move. This service gives them instant access to survey control point information through their mobile phones on location wherever they are, without having to access the internet.

Hemisphere GPS awarded two new GPS technology patents

Hemisphere GPS, has been recently awarded two new patents for innovative technology. The ‘Method and System for Synchronizing Multiple Tracking Devices for a Geo-Location System’ patent (U.S. Patent No. 7,292,186). ‘Attitude Determination Exploiting Geometry Constraints’ patent (U.S. Patent No. 7,292,185)

SUUNTO appoints distributor for India

SUUNTO Finland have given the distribution rights for INDIA of SUUNTO range of products to M/s A&S CREATIONS, New Delhi who are in business of selling GPS and other location based devices to Military and Civil customers. Suunto remains the world’s largest compass manufacturer.

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