LBS/Wireless

Magellan Personal Nav Integrates Cloud, Social Media, Real-Time Location Data

January 14, 2013By
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Magellan has announced the Magellan SmartGPS, a GPS device based on navigation integrated with social, local and mobile content, including Yelp and Foursquare, through Magellan’s cloud-enabled Smart Ecosystem. The Magellan SmartGPS navigation device wirelessly syncs the user’s navigation data, such as favorite places and contacts, with a smartphone or personal computer. The device intelligently delivers stored and dynamic location-based information... read more

Skyhook, Philips Lifeline Develop Location Platform for Emergency Response

January 14, 2013By

Skyhook and Philips Lifeline have announced a collaboration to incorporate Skyhook’s hybrid location positioning platform into Philips’ Lifeline GoSafe mobile personal response services. Skyhook’s hybrid location service will be part of a suite of locating technologies used with the new GoSafe system and designed to help provide the call center with the location information needed to support locating of users... read more

GPS Plotter iPhone App Enables Quick Plotting

January 9, 2013By

GPS Plotter makes it easy to plot longitude and latitude coordinates using iPhone, according to app developer Make It Digital. Using the mobile phone’s in-built GPS system, users can plot their current location at the touch of a button. Multiple sessions can be used to create maps plotting anything, and easy export of longitude and latitude coordinates is made possible... read more

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Researchers Use Traffic App Data to Identify Accident Hotspots

January 9, 2013By

Researchers at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) say reveal that data culled from geosocial networks like the GPS traffic app Waze can help prevent traffic incidents with better deployment of police resources at the most accident prone areas. “Only now are we beginning to discover the potential in the huge amount of data collected daily,” explains BGU researcher... read more

Report Looks at Indoor Location Positioning and Mobile Markets

January 8, 2013By

In December 2011, Grizzly Analytics released its first comprehensive report on indoor location positioning technology, predicting that indoor location services were ready to revolutionize the mobile market. The five months that followed have shown how true this was, with new initiatives announced on a regular basis and numerous demonstrations at industry conferences, Grizzly Analytics says. In a fully revised and... read more

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Trimble, ng Connect Collaborate on Connected Service Vehicle Demo

January 8, 2013By

Trimble’s ThingMagic Mercury6 (M6) RFID Reader will be part of the ng Connect Program’s Connected Service Vehicle, which showcases a full suite of cloud-based services designed to deliver office productivity to vehicle-based workers. In this concept vehicle, the ThingMagic reader will be used to support work-order based inventory management and tool tracking applications to illustrate aspects of a typical service... read more

Sygic Launches Location Sharing and Family Safety App

January 8, 2013By

“Family,” a new app by GPS navigation software company Sygic, is designed to help parents keep their children safe and simplify the way families stay in touch. The app is now live on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. The app shows the real-time location of all the family members on the map. It allows parents to set... read more

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iOnRoad Steers iPhone Navigation Towards Safer Driving

January 7, 2013By
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iOnRoad,  the maker of the iOnRoad app that improves driving in real-time using the power of modern computer vision algorithms and smart-phone cameras, has released its award-winning app on iOS 6 operating systems. iOnRoad, now available for immediate download in the App Store, is taking advantage of the leap in processing power of the iPhone 5 and  new navigation integration... read more

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