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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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Drones Take Off for Location Companies Posted on 22 Apr 2015 in the Mobile & Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

The National Association of Broadcasters meeting in Las Vegas draws 100,000 attendees annually, making it one of the largest trade shows in the country. However, besides timing and some very niche markets, it has not been a big show for location companies. That is, until now, when NAB welcomed drone manufacturers, all of which embed GPS in their flying aircraft. Read more»

Mobile World Congress Sees Rise in Indoor Location Companies Posted on 26 Mar 2015 in the Mobile & Opinions categories.

This year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona was the biggest ever, with 95,000 attendees and thousands of booths, conferences and people with sore feet walking a cavernous exhibition hall. While the Geneva Auto Show ran close to the same dates, connected vehicle companies and technology were prominently featured. What was interesting, however, was the rise of indoor positioning companies and mobile advertising agencies with interest in location. Read more»

Markey Report Concerns Connected Vehicle Industry Posted on 26 Feb 2015 in the Featured Stories & Indoor Positioning & Mobile & Opinions & Transportation categories.

Sen. Ed Markey’s new car technology report, released earlier this month, basically says that connected vehicles can be hacked, causing danger to drivers and presenting major privacy concerns. While some critics believe Markey’s report was meant to drive media hysteria, others say it raises serious issues that the industry needs to address. In other location news, I'll be covering the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona for GPS World. What will be the showcased location technology? Wearables? Connected vehicles? Or something new? Read more»

Self-Driving Cars Find Their Way at CES Posted on 21 Jan 2015 in the Mobile & Opinions categories.

This year’s CES featured the usual big TV screens, loudspeakers, wearables, 3D printers, drones and connected vehicles surrounded by 150,000 attendees over several Las Vegas meeting venues. What was interesting was the continued rise of autonomous, or self-driving, vehicles and platforms. Lost in all of the noise was a small, but important, location-based services enclave that consisted of GPS-enabled wearables and indoor positioning. Read more»

2014: Big Move to Retail Indoor Location Market Posted on 18 Dec 2014 in the Mobile & Opinions categories.

This year was filled with hope and some success for the location industry. In what was probably the biggest deal, Qualcomm bought United Kingdom-based CSR for $2.5 billion — at... Read more»

CSR Preparing for Large Indoor Location Market Posted on 17 Dec 2014 in the Featured Stories & Indoor Positioning & Latest News & Mobile categories.

By Kevin Dennehy
With location industry consolidation, several companies are looking at established players to grow niche markets. United Kingdom-based CSR is leveraging several technologies to grow the nascent indoor location market into a powerhouse. Read more»

Autonomous Vehicles Are Coming…But When? Posted on 20 Nov 2014 in the Mobile & Opinions categories.

The autonomous, or driverless, vehicle market seems to be a big side topic at connected car conferences. Location technology will continue to play a role in the development of autonomous vehicle markets. However, many view a fully autonomous vehicle to be more than 10 years away — these are usually folks from the auto industry or academia. Others, those who lurk around Silicon Valley, believe that driverless cars will be on the road in half that time...and once again, if Detroit doesn’t move on it, they will. Read more»

Fleet Remains Strong Worldwide Location Market Posted on 23 Oct 2014 in the Mobile & Opinions categories.

Because of nonstop government regulation, which can help and hinder the trucking industry, the mobile resource management market will continue to be one of the strongest location segments. In other... Read more»