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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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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»

Autonomous Vehicles Face Privacy, Security and Liability Issues Posted on 24 Jun 2015 in the Mobile & Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

Plus: Resurgence in indoor location-based marketing, ITS America annual meeting report
Autonomous vehicle technology has made industry-smart people pause and think what the consequences will be if cars and other platforms drive themselves. Will there be a huge increase in traffic when everyone decides to call their cars to grab a loaf of bread at a store? Many of these topics were discussed at the ITS America annual meeting held in Pittsburgh May 31-June 3. In other location news, there seems to be a resurgence in location-based marketing and indoor positioning conferences, leading one to believe that large retailers are finally taking notice. Read more»

Autonomous Vehicle Ambitions Behind HERE Suitors? Posted on 27 May 2015 in the Mobile & Opinions categories.

A number of large companies are making bids to acquire Nokia’s HERE digital mapping company. At least one analyst believes the interest is fueled by future autonomous ambitions. In other location industry news, a new location-based analytics product hits the market. Read more»

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»