Feb 2024 | No Comment partners with Tencent Map has announced a collaboration with Tencent in the field of maps. The joint solutions will be integrated into consumer vehicles set to debut in 2024, encompassing a range of car models such as sedans, SUVs, and MPVs. This marks the first commercial implementation of both the Driver 3.0 Mapfree solution and Tencent Standard Definition map (SD map).

Uber names HERE Technologies as global location provider

HERE Technologies and Uber Technologies announced a long-term collaboration to enhance Uber’s mapping capabilities globally for rideshare and food deliveries. The agreement builds on HERE and Uber’s existing partnership and will help bring further advanced location-aware tools and functions to the Uber platform.

Mapbox and Hyundai Autoever to cooperate on 3D navigation

Mapbox announces its collaboration with Hyundai Autoever. Together, Mapbox and Hyundai Autoever are set to redefine the driving experience by developing an AI-powered digital ecosystem centered around Mapbox MapGPT, a locationintelligent AI voice assistant capable of natural and actionable conversations within vehicles and mobile applications. The parties have demonstrated the viability of the solution in a proof of concept and are now taking joint steps to commercialize the solution.

SiTime solves critical challenges in GPS-enabled defense systems

SiTime Corporation has announced its Endura Epoch Platform™ built for robust and resilient positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) services critical in defense operations. The ruggedized MEMS oven-controlled oscillator (OCXO) boosts the resilience of PNT systems and other equipment, such as radars, field and airborne radios, satcom terminals and
avionics against spoofing, jamming and other disruptions in GPS signals.

Trimble partners with HALO Trust

Trimble and the Trimble Foundation Fund have partnered with The HALO Trust – landmine-clearing non-profit organization, to help expand its de-mining operations across Ukraine. The Foundation Fund directed grant focuses on strengthening the HALO Trust’s capacity to locate and remove landmines, unexploded ordnance, and other explosive hazards from civilian areas to create safer communities.

Firmware Version 4.3.00 by JAVAD

JAVAD GNSS releases GNSS firmware version 4.3.00, with support for newly designed receivers and receiver’s revisions, new features for improved performance of JAVAD receivers, as well as enhancements and bug fixes. Full details are available in the release notes and specifications are included in the GNSS Receiver External Interface Specification (GREIS)

Antenova releases L1 GNSS ceramic antenna

Antenova has released the Admotus antenna, the latest addition to its product line of ceramic antennas. It is a surface-mount ceramic antenna designed for connectivity on L1 GNSS signals on all constellations, including GPS-L1 at 1575.42 MHz; GLONASS L1, 1602MHz; Galileo L1, 1575.42 MHz; BeiDou (B1); and QZSS. The compact antenna offers comparable performance to a small patch antenna on a small ground plane.

Harxon launches HX-CSX600A

Harxon has launched HX-CSX600A antenna. It has a pre-filtered low noise amplifier (LNA) offering out-of-band rejection, ensuring strong anti-interference performance even in challenging environments. The antenna offers reliable and consistent satellite signal tracking
across a wide range of frequency bands, including GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, QZSS, IRNSS, SBAS, as well as L-band correction services.

CHC introduces H3

CHC Navigation (CHCNAV) has announced the launch of its H3 GNSS monitoring receiver. The H3 integrates millimetre accuracy positioning, communications, and sensor technology in a single enclosure. The H3 seamlessly combines a GNSS antenna and module, a high-end MEMS sensor, and a 4G modem into one integrated system. This eliminates the need for external components beyond a power supply, streamlining field installation. The built-in MEMS sensor provides additional tilt and vibration data for comprehensive monitoring.

Exail launches Atlans 3

Atlans 3 is an inertial navigation system (INS) designed for land and air mobile mapping applications. The device is an allin-one positioning and orientation system integrating unique micro-electro-mechanical systems. MEMS-FOG hybrid technology and a dual-antenna real-time kinematic GNSS receiver are housed within one compact device. The Atlans 3 offers north-keeping capability at FOG-level performance across a variety of land and air mobile mapping applications. It delivers real-time heading, even in GNSS-challenging environments such as urban canyons, mountainous terrain, or forested areas.

Trimble to provide advanced positioning systems to Sabanto

Trimble’s Dual Antenna GNSS receiver and real-time positioning service will provide centimeter-level accuracy for farmers utilizing autonomous equipment. Trimble and Sabanto have announced the integration of Trimble BX992 Dual Antenna GNSS receivers with Trimble CenterPoint® RTX into Sabanto’s autonomy solutions. Trimble will act as Sabanto’s key autonomous technology provider, delivering high-accuracy positioning to its fleet.

ANELLO Photonics launches ANELLO X3

ANELLO Photonics has unveiled the ANELLO X3, a 3-Axis optical gyroscope Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU). Leveraging the ANELLO SiPhOG (Silicon Photonics Optical Gyroscope) technology, this tri-axial optical gyroscope promises high accuracy, performance, and reliability, catering to autonomous applications.

Syrlinks selected to equip LeoStella’s LS-300 satellite buses

Safran has secured a contract to equip LeoStella’s LS-300 satellite buses with their N-SPHERE GNSS receiver. This collaboration strengthens the partnership between Syrlinks, a producer of radiocommunication and geolocation systems for the space industry acquired by Safran in 2022, and LeoStella, a manufacturer of small satellite constellations in the United States. The N-SPHERE solution’s positioning and synchronization techniques aim to enable real-time precise onboard orbit determination (P2OD). It can synchronize with various GNSS systems, offering high-precision positioning at an accuracy level of around 10 centimeters.

Kinetica launches Quick Start for SQL-GPT

Kinetica, the real-time database for analytics and generative AI announced the Quick Start for deploying natural language to SQL on enterprise data. It is for organizations that want to experience adhoc data analysis on real-time, structured data using an LLM that accurately and securely converts natural language to SQL and returns quick, conversational answers. Its database converts natural language queries to SQL, and returns answers within seconds, even for complex and unknown questions. It converges multiple modes of analytics such as time series, spatial, graph, and machine learning that broadens the types of questions that can be answered.

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