About Kevin Dennehy

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Kevin Dennehy is GPS World’s editor for location-based services, writing a monthly column for the LBS Insider newsletter. Dennehy has been writing about the location industry for more than 20 years. He covered GPS and location technology for Global Positioning & Navigation News for seven years. His articles on the wireless industry have been published in both consumer and trade magazines and newspapers.

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Location technologies prominently featured at MWC Posted on 18 Mar 2016 in the Mobile & Opinions categories.

When more than 50 companies ask for interviews during the Mobile World Congress, which has grown to more than 100,000 attendees, you have to jot down what the product, service... Read more»

MWC not an auto show, but gaining importance Posted on 14 Mar 2016 in the Featured Stories & Opinions & Transportation categories.

BARCELONA, Spain — Most attendees at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) wouldn’t mistake the huge mobile phone show to be a gathering of auto manufacturers and their suppliers. However, the... Read more»

German automakers complete HERE acquisition Posted on 30 Dec 2015 in the Mobile & Opinions categories.

In what was 2015’s largest location-industry deal, three German luxury auto manufacturers completed the purchase of HERE. But that wasn’t the only recent acquisition as location-based services provider TeleCommunication Systems, or TCS, was bought by Comtech Telecommunication Corp. Both deals indicate the growing, and continued growth, of location services going forward into 2016. Read more»

Uber’s recent deals expand its autonomous vehicle strategy Posted on 23 Nov 2015 in the Mobile & Opinions & Transportation categories.

Uber has made big moves implementing location technology by signing a deal with TomTom, buying Microsoft’s mapping technology, and outright purchasing deCarta this year. The company is working with Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburg to develop autonomous vehicle technology. In other location news, distinct technology is cropping up in the indoor location market to make widespread implementation possible. Read more»

Will Military Take the Autonomous Vehicle Lead? Posted on 02 Nov 2015 in the Defense & Latest News & UAV/UGV categories.

ARLINGTON, Va. — Despite shrinking defense budgets, existing and emerging worldwide threats will make robotic and autonomous systems’ development important for decades, said officials at the Unmanned Systems Defense 2015... Read more»

Opinions Vary on Autonomous Vehicle Rollout Posted on 22 Oct 2015 in the Featured Stories & Mobile & Opinions categories.

By Kevin Dennehy
Two recent Washington events highlighted the gulf in expectations for full autonomous vehicle rollout. The question is, why are the two groups so far apart? Funding? Safety? Cyber Security? Read more»

Commercial Systems Touted for Indoor Emergency Services Posted on 27 Aug 2015 in the Mobile & Opinions categories.

It is refreshing to see such nascent technology as indoor location being used to enable accurate emergency services response. That’s what’s going on right now as beacons, Wi-Fi and other technology that works inside, where GPS doesn’t work, is being tested nationwide by companies hoping for government adoption. With new FCC regulations that are finally trying to keep up with commercial location products, it may be a reality soon. What really drove location into wireless handsets was the 1990s FCC regulations — will they now drive indoor positioning? Read more»

German Auto Consortium Set to Buy Nokia Map Unit Posted on 23 Jul 2015 in the Mobile & Opinions categories.

The value of accurate maps is not lost on the automotive industry as it transitions from connected cars to automated vehicles. Three German automakers are rumored to be making a... Read more»