Track Access Services using OxTS Survey+

Track Access Services (TAS) are a small UK-based company and OxTS customer that have been short-listed for several awards based on the innovative survey, design and simulation services it supplies to the rail industry. Working closely with Bentley’s rail and transit software solutions, TAS specialise not only in collecting and handling the vast amounts of data involved in large scale
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xNAV550 GNSS/INS used to survey Severn Bridge

While our inertial navigation systems are often used to measure the position and attitude of moving objects, one of our xNAV550s has recently been put to novel use when it was strapped to the Severn Bridge for three days in late July. The xNAV550, which is typically used for georeferencing in UAV applications thanks to its small size and low
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GeoTracker – a new mobile mapping system

            When Magnus Larson, survey engineer at WSP in Sweden, purchased his first OxTS Inertial+ from us in 2010, little did we know about the task that lay ahead of him. Now, a fews years later, he has developed a brand new kind of mobile mapping system together with a company called Swedvision Automation. The newly developed
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Position and orientation for UAV helicopters

            OxTS’ GNSS/INS systems are used by many companies in the mobile mapping and airborne laser scanning industry for reliable, high accuracy position, roll, pitch, heading and velocity measurements at data rates up to 250 Hz. Aeroscout in Switzerland have recently equipped UAV helicopter systems with dual-antenna RT3003 systems. The Scout B1-100 UAV helicopter provides a
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Autonomous platform for ADAS testing

            Testing advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) with balloon cars or other soft targets has become increasingly sophisticated with the introduction of the UFO. Austrian engineering company, and OxTS customer, Dr. Steffan Datentechnik (DSD) has developed a new kind of platform which is able to move objects on a road or test track. The UFO
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Guided Soft Target vehicle for ADAS testing

            Oxford Technical Solutions (OxTS) has recently provided a GPS-aided inertial navigation system for integration in a new revolutionary piece of technology. Dynamic Research, Inc. (DRI) has collaborated with Anthony Best Dynamics (ABD) to develop an Integrated ABD/DRI Guided Soft Target (GST) vehicle, with DRI being responsible for the design and development of the chassis,
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Benchmarking advanced emergency brake systems

Rear-end collisions are the most common types of accidents. The causes range from inattentiveness when the car in front slows or stops; distractions such as mobile phones, eating or adjusting the radio; poor visibility; inadequate distance etc. While most rear-end collisions in city traffic mostly result in minor vehicle damage, collisions on the motorway often result in serious or fatal
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Testing Driver Assistance Systems

          Introduction Most new car models boast impressive safety features including brake assistance, adaptive cruise control or lane departure warning. The RT-Range from OxTS has now been used by the ADAC, Germany’s leading motoring organisation, in a unique series of tests to reveal just how well these assistance systems work. Six different car models have been tested and
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Street Imaging with Inertial+

Inertial+ aids street imaging company XLview is a Spanish company deploying high definition street imaging technology similar to Google StreetView with a service called Fotocalle. The captured panoramic images of cities and suburbs are associated with geographic coordinates. The images can then be used to connect information to specific places, shops or points of interest. This information can then be used for tourism
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