Automotive

Trimble Acquires Transportation Company ALK Technologies

January 4, 2013By

Trimble has announced that it has acquired privately-held ALK Technologies Inc. of Princeton, New Jersey. ALK Technologies specializes in routing, mapping, mileage and navigation technologies. ALK Technologies offers proprietary routing and international map-based solutions for transportation, logistics and mobile workforces. The addition of ALK is expected to extend and complement Trimble’s Transportation and Logistics product portfolio, including TMW Systems’ transportation... read more

RITA Seeks Experienced Electronics Engineer

December 17, 2012By

The Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) seeks an experienced Electronics Engineer interested in joining the Office of Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT).  RITA coordinates the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) research programs and is charged with advancing rigorous analysis and the deployment of cross-cutting technologies to improve our Nation’s transportation system.  RITA serves as the lead Administration representing DOT... read more

Apple Maps Not Fully to Blame for Outback Mistakes

December 11, 2012By
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Police in Mildura, Australia, have been warning people not to rely on Apple Maps after several people trying to find the town of 30,000 people became hopelessly lost in the bush in scorching temperatures, reported the Guardian. One man was stranded for 24 hours last week in temperatures of up to 115º Fahrenheit. Three more were rescued after following the... read more

China Industry Report: “Amazing Growth” in Mobile Market

December 3, 2012By

A new China Navigation Map Industry Report, 2012-2014, released by Sino Market Insight, predicts that the revenue of Chinese navigation electronic  map industry will reach RMB 2.1 billion in 2014. Started in 2002, the navigation industry in China is still in the  initial stage of development compared with the international market, the report says. China’s car navigation market, PND navigation... read more

Applanix Introduces POS LV 120 for Improving Land Mobile Mapping Productivity

October 10, 2012By
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Applanix has introduced the POS LV 120, the latest version of its positioning and orientation systems for land vehicles. Using commercial Micro-Electro-Mechanical (MEMS) inertial measurement unit (IMU) technology, the Applanix POS LV 120 is a small, lightweight system and provides an economical solution for any continuous positioning and orientation application. POS LV 120 is a fully integrated, turnkey position and... read more

u-blox Launches u-blox 7 GPS, GLONASS and QZSS Modules

October 5, 2012By
u-blox’ MAX, NEO, and LEA-7 GPS/GNSS modules support all available satellite positioning systems.

u-blox, the Swiss positioning and wireless module and chip company, has announced its latest multi-GNSS receiver modules MAX-7, NEO-7 and LEA-7 in u-blox’s form factors. They support all satellite positioning systems in operation today: GPS, GLONASS, QZSS and SBAS. The modules target telematics applications such as asset and fleet management as well as portable tracking devices. “Each MAX-7, NEO-7 and... read more

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Rand McNally GPS for RVers Includes Weather, Rear-View Camera Capability

October 2, 2012By
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Rand McNally today introduced the RVND 7720, a 7-inch RV GPS device with Wi-Fi connectivity allowing for real-time weather information and display, and new hardware with rugged casing, video input, and brighter screen. The new device — shipping now to stores, online retailers, and RV dealers and distributors — joins Rand McNally’s line of RVND GPS devices for RVers. Rand... read more

Telogis Acquires Fleet Management Company Navtrak

July 19, 2012By

Telogis, Inc., a platform for location intelligence, has acquired Navtrak, a mobile resource and fleet management company. This latest acquisition, along with the company’s strong organic growth rate, further positions Telogis as a fast-growing enterprise Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider of location-based intelligence solutions, the company said. read more

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