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Jacqueline Cleghorn 2017-04-18
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The DVSA is tweaking the format of the driving test to better suit modern times, with the refreshed exam format about to feature a section on following the directions of your in-car GPS navigation machine.

The driving instructors of the country are sighing so hard even the back windscreen has steamed up.

The DVSA says the changes are coming in this December, and will include double the amount of independent driving to prove you know what you're doing, the new direction-following satnav part and, learner drivers will be thrilled to learn, no more compulsory "reverse around a corner" sections or the dread three-point turn.

In place of the reversing and turning requirements test subjects might be asked to parallel park, come to a stop on the right-hand side of the road or do a bit of reversing in a straight line, perhaps even popping into the local supermarket to demonstrate getting into a parking spot without going over the lines.

The GPS part will see the examiner provide a satnav, and it won't even matter if you go the wrong way -- the test is all about ensuring your driving's up to scratch while following the instruction.

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Michael Rase 2016-05-24
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Galileos 13 and 14 slips the surly bonds of Earth.

The pair blasted off atop a Soyuz rocket from Kourou in French Guiana at 08:48 GMT, en route to joining their fellow Galileos at an altitude of 23,222km.

Play

Galileo will offer a "highly accurate, guaranteed global positioning service under civilian control".

The European Space Agency ESA assures it's "interoperable with GPS and Glonass", with its "dual frequencies as standard" delivering "real-time positioning accuracy down to the metre range".

Ultimately, there will be 24 operational satellites, with six in-orbit spares.

The next launch is scheduled for this autumn, when four Galileos will ride a customised Ariane 5 ES.

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Diane Thomason 2017-02-02
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Rosalie Lee 2016-09-03
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Like Garmin, TomTom s been getting pretty aggressive with its wearable strategy.

No wonder, really – it s a space that s seen exponential growth over the past few years, as in-car GPS systems have, at best, flatlined, thanks to the near ubiquity of smartphones.

But TomTom s not giving up the ghost.

The company s been playing around in the space to see what, if anything, might stick.

This year at IFA, it debuted a new WiFi-enable GPS line along with this guy: a brightly colored circular satnav system that is, quite frankly, cute as a button.

Even the name is adorable isn t a standalone GPS in and of itself – rather, it draws all of that important information from the rider s phone via Bluetooth.

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After going through 17 years in development, Europe's Galileo satellite navigation system is going live aiming to provide better-than-ever location services.

The global navigation satellite system, which faced several years of setbacks and budgetary increases, has been created by the European Union EU through the European Space Agency ESA and the European GNSS Agency GSA and aims to provide the most accurate navigation technology.

However, for now 18 satellites have been initially activated that will provide limited usage only for smartphones and in-car systems.

The satellites will be initially boosted by satellites from the American GPS system and Russian Glonass systems.

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perfectwatches 6626 2021-03-18
The satellite navigation systems double, mode displays for viewing movies as well as capacity 2019 buy breitling replica watches Best Choice new watch in our extensive webshop 29 hours online to answer questions the street systems may often quite dumb. Slow, unintuitive and seldom upgraded, are sometimes not have pocket contrary. Afford replica Breitling Provide used rolex submariner On Sale your car, your own always with you learning everything are considering. And figuring out you're probably destinations will knows what sort of music you want the hear. Good breitling replicas for sale the best price replica watch info the sound your voice and also precisely times from location to location.
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Bryan White 2016-12-22

Aviation authorities are moving to improve the accuracy and reliability of satellite navigation by enabling aircraft in the future to simultaneously rely on separate orbiting systems run by the U.S. and Europe.

The upshot would be safer skies because of more exact information about locations of planes and reduced likelihood of gaps or hacking of signals by making more satellites available to users.

For the first time, formal plans envision airliners, business jets and even some private planes processing signals at the same time from both Global Positioning System satellites operated by the U.S. Air Force and Europe s still-unfinished Galileo constellation.

They say the move provides added protection against satellite malfunctions, hostile jamming and other potential hazards that could disrupt ubiquitous, space-based navigation signals that are essential to the aviation industry.

It would make the entire global navigation satellite system more robust, he said in an interview following a meeting of the FAA advisory group s top policy committee in Washington last week.

Pretty much everybody would like to have it, Mr. Ligler said, adding that it could take until 2025 or 2027 until standards are adopted and common receivers are manufactured and installed on large numbers of airliners.

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Peter Garvey 2016-12-16
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The first Galileo satellites is postponed in the year 2011.

Foto: TT / Uwe Lein

Europe is now launching the Galileo, its own satellite navigation system.

Few can have missed what gps Global Positioning System is, but many may not know that the system is operated by the U.S. military.

A corresponding military satellite navigation system of Russia and goes under the name Glonass.

Now Europe is its own network of navigation satellites and a new system of geo-positioning.

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Wayne Konwinski 2016-09-01
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Hands on: TomTom has updated both its Runner and Spark running watches with a 'Route Exploration' mode to help you stop getting lost

Considering TomTom's heritage in satellite navigation, it's perhaps a little unsurprising that its new TomTom Runner 3 and Spark 3 running watches now have a rudimentary navigation system built in.

Called 'Route Exploration' this can be used to either preload .gpx running maps or, if you're wanting to just go out and start running, drop what I like to call digital breadcrumbs so you can find your way back.

It would probably have saved me 10 minutes of trying to work out where I was although my cardiovascular health probably benefited from the extra distance .

There's both GPS and a compass inside, meaning finding your way back to the start is less of a headache.

Both the Spark 3 and Runner 3 have all day tracking in any case; so will also keep count of your steps throughout the day and sleep tracking, too.

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Donald Herrera 2017-05-30
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p Survey claims poor direction and human error are to blame.

Motorists who use a sat nav will find themselves in a love/hate relationship with them.

They also will find themselves losing 29 hours of their life each year as a result of blindly following the navigation device, reveals a new study.

Being sent the wrong way, incorrect final destinations, unnecessarily taking the long route or heading straight into roadworks are some of the reasons black cab app mytaxi cites for the amount of time drivers lose caused by sat navs.

The company analysed journeys affected from being given incorrect information and calculated the average delay to be close to a staggering 29 hours over the course of a year.

"Sat nav technology is undoubtedly a huge help to many people, but it is certainly not flawless.

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Jim Evans 2017-09-25
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A ‘Sales Sat Nav’ could help improve end-user experience as well as benefit staff in store, argues Riverbed’s Steve Foster.

The catch is that sales events also, more often than not, lead to stock selling out in double-quick time.

As a result, the feeling of frustration when the perfect item is no longer available in your size is almost as familiar as the elation of securing an absolute steal.

In an online environment, customers can quickly see when an item is sold out, but things tend to be less clear-cut in a physical store.

Often during sales events, customers waste time heading to the busiest branch with the lowest stock, and retail staff have to spend time phoning round other branches to check the availability of items.

Of course, this is likely to breed frustration, from both a business and customer experience perspective.

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Edward Lambert 2016-10-19
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Our smartphone apps have become pretty adept at finding a route from A to B, but they do still occasionally make errors – such as directing cars into lakes or sending lorries down country lanes that are far too narrow for the vehicles.

New updates rolling out before the end of the year and produced in partnership with the Ordnance Survey should make incidents like this much less common.

Extra data on some 200,000 miles of roads will be added to flag-up tight turns and low bridges.

Called The National Digital Road Map database, it will cover road widths, weight restrictions and limits on left or right turns at junctions.

Fewer marooned trucks should mean a safer driving experience for everyone.

The rollout will be sold as a commercial product, to try and recoup some of the cost of building the database, so it's up to the likes of Google and Apple and the companies they buy data from to sign up to get the new updates.

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Felton Woodall 2016-07-14
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UK Drivers hoping to tear up those L plates will soon need to prove they re able to use a sat nav before earning a passing grade.

Sweeping changes to the practical test, will include showing competence using a GPS device, the Guardian reports.

Learners will also have to reverse out of a parking space and drive independently for 20 minutes rather than the current 10 minutes.

The proposed changes to the practical driving test, particularly the extended independent driving and use of a satnav, should help to produce better, safer motorists, said Mark Peacock, head of the driving school BSM.

See also: Apple buying F1 isn't as mental as it sounds

Gone from the test is the nightmarish reversing around a corner that we haven t performed since passing our test at the second time of asking back in 2005.

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Dwayne Alcorn 2016-09-27
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It looks like a 4.3-inch satnav, but doesn t include visible maps or navigation.

This isn't a quick-release cradle, though.

Not only does the device fit so snugly into its mount that it requires some force to remove, but there are also two cables to plug in.

On the plus side, the power cable isn't permanently attached to its associated car power adapter.

The speed cameras are indicated by a smaller circle between the other two.

The camera positions come from Snooper s own AURA database.

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Milagros Lester 2017-01-18
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Europe s ambitious plan for its own satellite navigation system has come a cropper.

The network, which has been up and running since December, is designed to provide a more accurate alternative to America s GPS.

But over the last few weeks, more than nine of the satellite s atomic clocks, which drive the signals, have failed.

The European Space Agency ESA must now decide whether to follow through with the rollout or pause the launch of the remaining satellites.

The system won t reach full operational capacity until six more satellites are launched into orbit.

Professor Jan Woerner, director general of the ESA, said: You can say we wait until we find the solution but that means if more clocks fail we will reduce the capability of Galileo.

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Charlie Warren 2017-10-13
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There are lots of gadgets the smartphone has usurped over the past decade, including the video camera, the watch, the torch, and so on.

You can add another gizmo to that list, though, because John Lewis has announced its going to stop selling dedicated sat nav systems.

You know, because everyone uses apps for that now.

The retailer has decided that sat navs shouldn't be taking up precious space on the sales floor, instead relegating systems to online-only sales.

This decision is in response to declining sales of sat nav devices, which John Lewis's annual report claims are being "left behind" thanks to the ubiquity of mapping services on smartphones.

The increase in the number of cars manufactured with sat nav built in are also mentioned as having an impact.

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Jacqueline Cleghorn 2017-04-18
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The DVSA is tweaking the format of the driving test to better suit modern times, with the refreshed exam format about to feature a section on following the directions of your in-car GPS navigation machine.

The driving instructors of the country are sighing so hard even the back windscreen has steamed up.

The DVSA says the changes are coming in this December, and will include double the amount of independent driving to prove you know what you're doing, the new direction-following satnav part and, learner drivers will be thrilled to learn, no more compulsory "reverse around a corner" sections or the dread three-point turn.

In place of the reversing and turning requirements test subjects might be asked to parallel park, come to a stop on the right-hand side of the road or do a bit of reversing in a straight line, perhaps even popping into the local supermarket to demonstrate getting into a parking spot without going over the lines.

The GPS part will see the examiner provide a satnav, and it won't even matter if you go the wrong way -- the test is all about ensuring your driving's up to scratch while following the instruction.

Diane Thomason 2017-02-02
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Johnny Ament 2016-12-16
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After going through 17 years in development, Europe's Galileo satellite navigation system is going live aiming to provide better-than-ever location services.

The global navigation satellite system, which faced several years of setbacks and budgetary increases, has been created by the European Union EU through the European Space Agency ESA and the European GNSS Agency GSA and aims to provide the most accurate navigation technology.

However, for now 18 satellites have been initially activated that will provide limited usage only for smartphones and in-car systems.

The satellites will be initially boosted by satellites from the American GPS system and Russian Glonass systems.

Bryan White 2016-12-22

Aviation authorities are moving to improve the accuracy and reliability of satellite navigation by enabling aircraft in the future to simultaneously rely on separate orbiting systems run by the U.S. and Europe.

The upshot would be safer skies because of more exact information about locations of planes and reduced likelihood of gaps or hacking of signals by making more satellites available to users.

For the first time, formal plans envision airliners, business jets and even some private planes processing signals at the same time from both Global Positioning System satellites operated by the U.S. Air Force and Europe s still-unfinished Galileo constellation.

They say the move provides added protection against satellite malfunctions, hostile jamming and other potential hazards that could disrupt ubiquitous, space-based navigation signals that are essential to the aviation industry.

It would make the entire global navigation satellite system more robust, he said in an interview following a meeting of the FAA advisory group s top policy committee in Washington last week.

Pretty much everybody would like to have it, Mr. Ligler said, adding that it could take until 2025 or 2027 until standards are adopted and common receivers are manufactured and installed on large numbers of airliners.

Wayne Konwinski 2016-09-01
img

Hands on: TomTom has updated both its Runner and Spark running watches with a 'Route Exploration' mode to help you stop getting lost

Considering TomTom's heritage in satellite navigation, it's perhaps a little unsurprising that its new TomTom Runner 3 and Spark 3 running watches now have a rudimentary navigation system built in.

Called 'Route Exploration' this can be used to either preload .gpx running maps or, if you're wanting to just go out and start running, drop what I like to call digital breadcrumbs so you can find your way back.

It would probably have saved me 10 minutes of trying to work out where I was although my cardiovascular health probably benefited from the extra distance .

There's both GPS and a compass inside, meaning finding your way back to the start is less of a headache.

Both the Spark 3 and Runner 3 have all day tracking in any case; so will also keep count of your steps throughout the day and sleep tracking, too.

Jim Evans 2017-09-25
img

A ‘Sales Sat Nav’ could help improve end-user experience as well as benefit staff in store, argues Riverbed’s Steve Foster.

The catch is that sales events also, more often than not, lead to stock selling out in double-quick time.

As a result, the feeling of frustration when the perfect item is no longer available in your size is almost as familiar as the elation of securing an absolute steal.

In an online environment, customers can quickly see when an item is sold out, but things tend to be less clear-cut in a physical store.

Often during sales events, customers waste time heading to the busiest branch with the lowest stock, and retail staff have to spend time phoning round other branches to check the availability of items.

Of course, this is likely to breed frustration, from both a business and customer experience perspective.

Felton Woodall 2016-07-14
img

UK Drivers hoping to tear up those L plates will soon need to prove they re able to use a sat nav before earning a passing grade.

Sweeping changes to the practical test, will include showing competence using a GPS device, the Guardian reports.

Learners will also have to reverse out of a parking space and drive independently for 20 minutes rather than the current 10 minutes.

The proposed changes to the practical driving test, particularly the extended independent driving and use of a satnav, should help to produce better, safer motorists, said Mark Peacock, head of the driving school BSM.

See also: Apple buying F1 isn't as mental as it sounds

Gone from the test is the nightmarish reversing around a corner that we haven t performed since passing our test at the second time of asking back in 2005.

Milagros Lester 2017-01-18
img

Europe s ambitious plan for its own satellite navigation system has come a cropper.

The network, which has been up and running since December, is designed to provide a more accurate alternative to America s GPS.

But over the last few weeks, more than nine of the satellite s atomic clocks, which drive the signals, have failed.

The European Space Agency ESA must now decide whether to follow through with the rollout or pause the launch of the remaining satellites.

The system won t reach full operational capacity until six more satellites are launched into orbit.

Professor Jan Woerner, director general of the ESA, said: You can say we wait until we find the solution but that means if more clocks fail we will reduce the capability of Galileo.

Michael Rase 2016-05-24
img

Galileos 13 and 14 slips the surly bonds of Earth.

The pair blasted off atop a Soyuz rocket from Kourou in French Guiana at 08:48 GMT, en route to joining their fellow Galileos at an altitude of 23,222km.

Play

Galileo will offer a "highly accurate, guaranteed global positioning service under civilian control".

The European Space Agency ESA assures it's "interoperable with GPS and Glonass", with its "dual frequencies as standard" delivering "real-time positioning accuracy down to the metre range".

Ultimately, there will be 24 operational satellites, with six in-orbit spares.

The next launch is scheduled for this autumn, when four Galileos will ride a customised Ariane 5 ES.

Rosalie Lee 2016-09-03
img

Like Garmin, TomTom s been getting pretty aggressive with its wearable strategy.

No wonder, really – it s a space that s seen exponential growth over the past few years, as in-car GPS systems have, at best, flatlined, thanks to the near ubiquity of smartphones.

But TomTom s not giving up the ghost.

The company s been playing around in the space to see what, if anything, might stick.

This year at IFA, it debuted a new WiFi-enable GPS line along with this guy: a brightly colored circular satnav system that is, quite frankly, cute as a button.

Even the name is adorable isn t a standalone GPS in and of itself – rather, it draws all of that important information from the rider s phone via Bluetooth.

perfectwatches 6626 2021-03-18
The satellite navigation systems double, mode displays for viewing movies as well as capacity 2019 buy breitling replica watches Best Choice new watch in our extensive webshop 29 hours online to answer questions the street systems may often quite dumb. Slow, unintuitive and seldom upgraded, are sometimes not have pocket contrary. Afford replica Breitling Provide used rolex submariner On Sale your car, your own always with you learning everything are considering. And figuring out you're probably destinations will knows what sort of music you want the hear. Good breitling replicas for sale the best price replica watch info the sound your voice and also precisely times from location to location.
Peter Garvey 2016-12-16
img

The first Galileo satellites is postponed in the year 2011.

Foto: TT / Uwe Lein

Europe is now launching the Galileo, its own satellite navigation system.

Few can have missed what gps Global Positioning System is, but many may not know that the system is operated by the U.S. military.

A corresponding military satellite navigation system of Russia and goes under the name Glonass.

Now Europe is its own network of navigation satellites and a new system of geo-positioning.

Donald Herrera 2017-05-30
img

p Survey claims poor direction and human error are to blame.

Motorists who use a sat nav will find themselves in a love/hate relationship with them.

They also will find themselves losing 29 hours of their life each year as a result of blindly following the navigation device, reveals a new study.

Being sent the wrong way, incorrect final destinations, unnecessarily taking the long route or heading straight into roadworks are some of the reasons black cab app mytaxi cites for the amount of time drivers lose caused by sat navs.

The company analysed journeys affected from being given incorrect information and calculated the average delay to be close to a staggering 29 hours over the course of a year.

"Sat nav technology is undoubtedly a huge help to many people, but it is certainly not flawless.

Edward Lambert 2016-10-19
img

Our smartphone apps have become pretty adept at finding a route from A to B, but they do still occasionally make errors – such as directing cars into lakes or sending lorries down country lanes that are far too narrow for the vehicles.

New updates rolling out before the end of the year and produced in partnership with the Ordnance Survey should make incidents like this much less common.

Extra data on some 200,000 miles of roads will be added to flag-up tight turns and low bridges.

Called The National Digital Road Map database, it will cover road widths, weight restrictions and limits on left or right turns at junctions.

Fewer marooned trucks should mean a safer driving experience for everyone.

The rollout will be sold as a commercial product, to try and recoup some of the cost of building the database, so it's up to the likes of Google and Apple and the companies they buy data from to sign up to get the new updates.

Dwayne Alcorn 2016-09-27
img

It looks like a 4.3-inch satnav, but doesn t include visible maps or navigation.

This isn't a quick-release cradle, though.

Not only does the device fit so snugly into its mount that it requires some force to remove, but there are also two cables to plug in.

On the plus side, the power cable isn't permanently attached to its associated car power adapter.

The speed cameras are indicated by a smaller circle between the other two.

The camera positions come from Snooper s own AURA database.

Charlie Warren 2017-10-13
img

There are lots of gadgets the smartphone has usurped over the past decade, including the video camera, the watch, the torch, and so on.

You can add another gizmo to that list, though, because John Lewis has announced its going to stop selling dedicated sat nav systems.

You know, because everyone uses apps for that now.

The retailer has decided that sat navs shouldn't be taking up precious space on the sales floor, instead relegating systems to online-only sales.

This decision is in response to declining sales of sat nav devices, which John Lewis's annual report claims are being "left behind" thanks to the ubiquity of mapping services on smartphones.

The increase in the number of cars manufactured with sat nav built in are also mentioned as having an impact.