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A GPS alternative

Pictured is what could be the future for automated vehicle navigation at container terminals, a Locata VRay antenna atop a straddle carrier that calculates location using an independent radio-location network that does not rely on line of sight to satellites.

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Developed by Locata Corporation in Australia, the VRay antenna not only looks unique, it promises to deliver a local positioning system with an accuracy that can support equipment automation without requiring any significant physical infrastructure. It is already being used in two terminal automation projects (for details see page 21).

 

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