LBS/Wireless

Ford Studies Space Robots for Connected Vehicle Communications

September 9, 2013By
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Ford is studying communications between space robots and Earth to enhance future applications of the connected-car communications protocol. The research furthers the company’s commitment to the development of connected vehicle communications to help reduce traffic congestion and aid in the advancement of emergency vehicle communication methods, Ford said. Ford has launched a three-year research partnership with the telematics department of... read more

Garmin Updates Astro GPS Dog Tracking System with the DC 50 Collar

September 5, 2013By
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  Garmin International Inc. now offers the DC 50 – a new and improved GPS dog tracking collar that’s even more robust and reliable than previous models. “From more reliable satellite reception to a more rugged design, the new DC 50 gives sporting dog owners what they’ve been asking for,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales. “The... read more

Nokia Unveils Its Connected Car Platform

September 3, 2013By

HERE, a Nokia business, has announced a complete Connected Driving offer, which will help car makers and in-vehicle technology suppliers connect the car and the driver to the cloud. The offering includes HERE Auto, HERE Auto Cloud, and HERE Auto Companion. In addition, HERE has radically improved its Traffic product, HERE Traffic, by building a new system to process data... read more

GPSTrackIt Announces New Analytics Dashboard

September 3, 2013By

GPSTrackit’s Fleet Manager Software now features an Analytics Dashboard that enables fleet managers to monitor and review fleet performance by reviewing historical data in a series of charts and graphs. Fleet Manager is a robust application providing fleet owners and managers with a comprehensive suite of integrated tools, GPSTrackIt said.  The system delivers real-time GPS vehicle tracking, vehicle maintenance scheduling,... read more

Leica Camera Integrates u-blox GPS into M-System Series

September 3, 2013By
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Swiss-based u-blox has been chosen by Leica Camera as provider of GPS technology for its premium M-System camera and accessory series. Leica, which makes high-end and professional cameras, has integrated u-blox’ NEO GPS module into its new Multifunctional Handgrip M. The geotagging feature injects location data directly into each photo’s Exif header (Exchangeable image file format), allowing photos to be... read more

Registration Opens for ION PTTI 2013 Conference

September 3, 2013By

Registration is now open for the Institute of Navigation’s (ION) Precise Time and Time Interval Meeting (PTTI) to be held December 2-5, 2013 (Tutorials will be held December 2) at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue, Bellevue, Washington. Registration and program information will be available online only. PTTI is an annual conference sponsored by ION with a technical program designed to disseminate... read more

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Garmin Launches GPS Devices Designed For Navigating By Bike

August 29, 2013By
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Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., today announced the Edge Touring and Edge Touring Plus GPS navigators designed for touring cyclists, commuters, mountain bikers and those seeking navigation on their handle bars. Edge Touring and Edge Touring Plus work like a GPS navigator for a car, yet with bike-specific features, preloaded maps and points of interest to help... read more

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Qualcomm to Sell Fleet Management Unit for $800M

August 28, 2013By
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Qualcomm Incorporated has signed a definitive agreement to sell its fleet management and tracking business Omnitracs to Vista Equity Partners for $800 million in cash. The acquisition will include all of Omnitracs operations in the U.S., Canada and Latin America, including Sylectus and FleetRisk Advisors, which were acquired by Omnitracs in 2011. The transaction is expected to be completed during... read more