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By 2020 Connected Cars Will Mean In-Vehicle Services, Automated Driving

January 27, 2015By

By 2020 a quarter billion connected vehicles will be on the road, enabling new in-vehicle services and automated driving capabilities, according to Gartner, Inc. During the next five years, the proportion of new vehicles equipped with this capability will increase dramatically, making connected cars a major element of the Internet of Things (IoT). Gartner forecasts that 4.9 billion connected things... read more

UBL Interactive Enters Data Agreement with NavAds for GPS Locations

January 27, 2015By

UBL Interactive, Inc. today announced a global data syndication agreement with Amsterdam-based NavAds to help businesses ensure their profiles appear in navigation services and devices. The NavAds agreement will improve the quality of the business listing information and the breadth of distribution for UBL customers. NavAds specializes in business listing insertion and advertising on navigation services such as TomTom, Garmin, Nokia HERE,... read more

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New Apps, Wearable Aimed at Personal Safety

January 26, 2015By
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Two new products have found ways to turn smartphones into personal protection devices. One of the two products includes a wearable monitor. Mace Wear Pod The Mace Wear Pod uses a wearable device in conjunction with a smartphone app. First Sign Technologies, in partnership with Mace Wear, has launched the Mace Wear Pod, which acts as a personal security system against violent... read more

Navman Wireless Launches 360 Degree Fleet Safety Solution

January 23, 2015By

Navman Wireless is launching an integrated vehicle tracking and camera technology product aimed at helping businesses manage risk, improve road safety, and reduce insurance costs. The product, labeled “360 Degree,” integrates telematics, vehicle tracking technology and in-cab safety camera equipment to create what Navman calls a “seamless umbrella of preventive and protective technology.” The system is designed to help mitigate poor driving,... read more

LoJack Showcases TomTom Fleet Solution at NADA 2015

January 23, 2015By

LoJack Corporation, a vehicle theft recovery and fleet management company, will demonstrate a range of new connected car collaborations and telematics solutions this week at the National Automotive Dealers Association (NADA) Convention & Exposition in San Francisco. LoJack Fleet Management powered by TomTom is a comprehensive GPS-based advanced telematics system designed for tracking and managing fleets ranging from five to 5,000... read more

Janam Introduces Rugged Mobile Computer with Multi-OS Support

January 21, 2015By
The Janam XM5 series has both Windows and Android OS.

Janam Technologies LLC, a provider of rugged mobile computers that scan barcodes and communicate wirelessly, today announced the launch of its XM5 family of rugged mobile computers. Designed to maximize the mobility investments of enterprise and government organizations, the new XM5 has high-sensitivity GPS and Assisted GPS, and supports Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 and Android operating systems on the same hardware.... read more

Self-Driving Cars Find Their Way at CES

January 21, 2015By

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

Automakers No Longer the Neanderthals of Tech

January 21, 2015By
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In the wake of CES and the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, it’s clear that times are a-changing. Self-driving concept cars filled three football-field-sized areas to show off what lies ahead. Verizon and Ford did a cosmic switcheroo, with Verizon morphing into the auto space and Ford starting a transformation into a mobility company. Automated reality/augmented reality isn’t... read more