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Ookla and Mapbox announce geospatial network connectivity partnership

Ookla, the renowned network intelligence company behind both Speedtest and Downdetector, and Mapbox, the premier mapping and location cloud platform for developers, are engaging in a global partnership to create groundbreaking, network-aware mapping solutions. Both companies will be collaborating on technologies that deliver significant new value to their respective customers. Ookla and Mapbox are uniquely positioned to revolutionize...

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GMV supplies a Galileo Second Generation Radio Frequency Constellation Simulator

The technology multinational GMV is playing a key role in the Galileo Second Generation (shortened to G2G). GMV has been selected to lead the consortium that will supply a Radio Frequency Constellation Simulator covering both the 1st and 2nd Galileo Generation. Galileo is Europe’s global, civil, satellite-based navigation and positioning system. Galileo First Generation (shortened to G1G), running since December 2016, consists of...

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GeoMax introduces new X-PAD 365 service platform

GeoMax Positioning, part of Hexagon, introduces the new X-PAD 365 web-based cloud platform that addresses data management and collaboration challenges surveyors and construction professionals meet every day. The web-based platform provides online file management, allowing users to access and store data in the cloud. Users of GeoMax X-PAD Ultimate and X-PAD Fusion can share data instantaneously with their colleagues in the office or the...

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Intertrust expands CleanGrid, AI toolkit capabilities by adding Hepta Airborne’s drone-based power line inspection capabilities for grid operators

Hepta Airborne, a leading provider of AI-driven analysis and automated drone inspection technologies, has announced that they are making their world-class drone-based AI system for power inspection available in the Intertrust CleanGrid toolkit. Using Hepta’s advanced AI system, grid operators can inspect power lines with drones and receive actionable intelligence via Hepta’s decision making system. Intertrust CleanGrid is a toolkit...

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Cranfield becomes first airport to deploy Altitude Angel’s GuardianUTM Enterprise platform

Altitude Angel, the world’s leading UTM (Unified Traffic Management) technology provider, has announced Cranfield University’s global research airport in collaboration with Cranfield Airport Operations Limited, is the first aerodrome to deploy its next-generation airspace management solution – GuardianUTM Enterprise into service. Launched in March, GuardianUTM Enterprise is an intuitive, cost-effective platform which has been...

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Baidu Apollo to launch fully driverless ride-hailing services in Beijing

Baidu Inc. will open fully driverless robotaxi services to the public in Beijing starting from May 2, 2021, which will be China’s first paid autonomous vehicle service where users can hail a robotaxi without a safety driver behind the steering wheel, marking a landmark step on the road to commercialization of autonomous driving. The fully driverless Apollo Go Robotaxi service will first be launched in Beijing’s Shougang Park –...

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Telespazio and Viesgo join forces for a Space-based solution for early fire detection

Telespazio Ibérica, a subsidiary of Telespazio – a joint venture between Leonardo (67%) and Thales (33%) -, will provide Viesgo, a key player in Spain’s energy transition and the fourth largest electricity distributor in the Country, with a Space-based solution for early fire detection for its high and medium voltage distribution network. The project, in which e-GEOS, a Telespazio (80%) and Italian Space Agency/ASI (20%) company,...

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Department 13 to put industry-leading drone and counter-drone systems on global stage

The world’s most respected leaders in the advanced drone technology industry will get a front row seat next week at AUSVI Xponential 2021 to see how Department 13 is changing the future of unmanned systems. The virtual event hosted by the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) from Tues 4 May to Thurs 6 May 2021, will see a global gathering of end users, technologists and policymakers who will offer fresh...

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Norwegian Space Agency announces launch of NorSat-3 maritime tracking microsatellite built by Space Flight Laboratory (SFL)

The Norwegian Space Agency has announced the successful launch of the NorSat-3 maritime tracking microsatellite built by Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) in Toronto. NorSat-3 launched on April 28, 2021, aboard Vega Flight VV 18 from the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana. NorSat-3 is the 17th SFL satellite launched in the past eight months. “SFL congratulates Norway on its leadership in Space-based maritime traffic monitoring,” said...

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XAG Drones joining Australian taskforce to defend land from invasion of noxious weed

As Australia has long been troubled by the threat of invasive weeds, XAG Agricultural Drone recently steps in a land care program to curb the spread of the exotic weed – African Lovegrass.  Since March 2021, trials are conducted to examine the effectiveness of drones on precision spraying and revegetation. Australia is now witnessing the popularity of XAG drones on farms and grazing lands, with the aim to relieve the economic and...

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ScaleOut Software announces geospatial mapping for its ScaleOut Digital Twin Streaming Service

Geospatial mapping of streaming analytics results brings data to life for numerous applications. For example, telematics systems can track thousands of vehicles and immediately identify on a map which vehicles need the assistance of a dispatcher based on continuous, real-time analysis of their incoming telemetry. Mapping of query results makes unusual situations, such as highway blockages or congregated drivers, immediately apparent....