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Transportation, Logistics, and Manufacturing

Transportation, Logistics, and Manufacturing

Beyond corporate and retail services, space products and services also facilitate global transportation, logistics, industrial manufacturing, and materials testing. While a single GPS device enables personal navigation, multiple network-linked GPS devices enable the management of complex logistics networks, such as time- and location-sensitive tracking of shipments.


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Year: 2016
Country: United States
Cell networks with satellite positioning, navigation, and timing technology help track stolen cars.
Year: 2016
Positioning, navigation, and timing technology comes together with databases, and socially-networked communications to pinpoint charging station availability.
Year: 2016
PNT and communications help people without addresses receive important packages and mail.
Year: 2016
Country: Belgium, Ireland
Cities in Belgium and Ireland are finding interesting ways to keep traffic moving using space technology and communications networks.
Year: 2016
Country: United States
When space and data technology come together in a car, the car starts knowing where it is.
Year: 2014
Country: United States
Ride-sharing services are an increasingly popular form of urban transportation that depends on geolocation services provided by satellites. Companies such as Uber and Lyft offer smartphone applications that allow a prospective rider to use the smartphone’s satellite navigation chip to identify...
Year: 2014
Some products tie together multiple space-based technologies, combining them for use in the aviation industry. Hardware and software products, such as 3D-Pilot developed by avionTek, are designed to give pilots situational awareness while flying and landing in low visibility conditions and bad...
Year: 2014
Trains are using satellite technology—such as position, navigation, and timing (PNT) receivers and communications—to provide a train’s precise position to the people who manage European railway systems. While a train’s movements and schedule might be generally well-known, the PNT reporting...
Year: 2013
Plastic computer screen covers are a common alternative to delicate glass in rugged industrial settings, but their tendency to transfer electrostatic charges can create a serious risk of explosions in the dusty atmosphere of mines.
Year: 2013
Country: United States
Safety is also an important concern on offshore oil platforms. Engineers at NASA’s Johnson Space Center and Astro Technology have collaborated to address some of these dangers, including both worker safety and dangerous leaks into the surrounding environment.

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