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Telematics & The Potential for Litigation

The automobile experience is undergoing drastic changes as improved safety, performance and entertainment options explode. Remember the jealousy of seeing your friend’s minivan with the DVD player? Now, streaming Netflix and playing video games are entering the market to assuage the boredom of rear-seat passengers. As cars become “smarter” and collect more data from users, many fear our privacy will be infringed, which could lead to audits and litigation.

Station-Keeping for Stratospheric Airships

A balloon or airship, floating in the stratosphere and providing communications or surveillance services to users on the ground, would be a boon to many users. 

Stories from Industry: US Patent 6,961,018 and the Moving GPS-RTK Base Station

Dr. Heppe discusses how ScanEagle, a small, unmanned aircraft, was developed to provide precise GPS navigation and positioning.