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Connectivity and In-Vehicle Apps Highlights of CES

January 14, 2013 - By

Consumer Electronics Show 2013 (CES) was all about the hot pursuit of the in-vehicle dashboard by mobile advertising, content, and electronic providers. In the race to distinguish their models by adding more apps and connectivity, automakers are making it easier for apps to talk to cars. Automakers also showcased autonomous vehicles, including a self-driving car; and Inrix has made finding... read more

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GPS Insight Adds Hours of Service to Tracking Platform

January 14, 2013 - By

GPS Insight, a GPS fleet tracking solution provider, announced its new GPS Insight Hours of Service Solution as an addition to its award-winning GPS Tracking software intended for fleets that need both electronic driver logs and GPS tracking combined. The EOBR-1000 device combines GPS tracking with an Electronic Onboard Recorder and Electronic Driver Logs. The application also integrates electronic Driver... read more

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Intersec and Alcatel-Lucent in Geo-Targeting Partnership

January 14, 2013 - By

Intersec, which provides software for mobile and integrated operators, has signed a global partnership agreement with Alcatel-Lucent for the creation of a geo-marketing service that will enable mobile operators to connect brands and retailers to consumers via mobile devices, based on their permission, preferences and location, to drive in-store traffic. Intersec’s IGLOO collects and aggregates “anonymised” network data (circuit switch,... read more

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Magellan Personal Nav Integrates Cloud, Social Media, Real-Time Location Data

January 14, 2013 - By

Magellan has announced the Magellan SmartGPS, a GPS device based on navigation integrated with social, local and mobile content, including Yelp and Foursquare, through Magellan’s cloud-enabled Smart Ecosystem. The Magellan SmartGPS navigation device wirelessly syncs the user’s navigation data, such as favorite places and contacts, with a smartphone or personal computer. The device intelligently delivers stored and dynamic location-based information... read more

Skyhook, Philips Lifeline Develop Location Platform for Emergency Response

January 14, 2013 - By

Skyhook and Philips Lifeline have announced a collaboration to incorporate Skyhook’s hybrid location positioning platform into Philips’ Lifeline GoSafe mobile personal response services. Skyhook’s hybrid location service will be part of a suite of locating technologies used with the new GoSafe system and designed to help provide the call center with the location information needed to support locating of users... read more

Spirent Announces Support for BeiDou-2 Testing

January 10, 2013 - By

Test solutions company Spirent Communications plc today announced the availability of test systems with support for China’s BeiDou Navigation Satellite System in addition to GPS, GLONASS and Galileo. Spirent started shipping BeiDou-ready test systems to customers in 2012. The solution will now be upgraded to full-BeiDou capability using the information from the recently released first full issue of the BeiDou-2... read more

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2C or not 2C: An Important Signal Question

January 9, 2013 - By

With apologies to the Bard of Avon, as I paraphrase his prose, 2C or not 2C — that is the question for millions of GPS users and has been for several years. Indeed, over the past seven years hardly a week has gone by without an email or inquiry about the status of the GPS L2C signal. The name “L2C”... read more

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Septentrio Demonstrates BeiDou+GPS+GLONASS Positioning

January 9, 2013 - By

Septentrio announced on January 7 that it has successfully implemented BeiDou support in the company’s high-precision receiver software, taking advantage of the recent official release of BeiDou’s Interface Control Document (ICD) to including the Chinese satellite navigation signals into its position-velocity-time (PVT) solution. According to the Belgian GNSS receiver manufacturer, its engineers “are currently processing further data sets to finalize... read more