LBS/Wireless

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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TI’s Wi-Link 8Q Provides Wireless Connectivity for Auto Infotainment

January 7, 2013By

Wireless connectivity is becoming a key feature in automobiles for sharing and viewing content from smartphones and tablets to in-car systems, easy pairing of devices, navigation and replacement of expensive cables for in-car communication. To answer this need, today Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) introduced the WiLink 8Q family of wireless automotive connectivity solutions. “GNSS technology combines GPS and GLONASS signals... 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

Medical Alert System to Have u-blox GPS and 2G/3G GPS

December 12, 2012By

u-blox, the Swiss positioning and wireless chip and module company, has been chosen for global positioning and embedded 2G/3G wireless technologies by MobileHelp, an American provider of M-PERS (Mobile-Personal Emergency Response System) technology. Based on u-blox’ LISA 2G/3G wireless modem and MAX GPS modules, the comprehensive system includes compact, portable alert devices that function in and around the home, and... read more

Will Fragmentation Hurt Location Business?

December 12, 2012By

Get out of the way, GPS. Wi-Fi is elbowing in on the location game. Wi-Fi operators are tracking people and offering retailers and marketers access to customers’ behavior and location. Traffic patterns emitted by smartphone Wi-Fi signals let network operators keep tabs on what shoppers are doing. Heat maps are being created with data from Wi-Fi points to map out... read more

Navman Wireless Debuts Professional Services for Fleet Tracking

December 11, 2012By

Navman Wireless today announced the availability of two professional services packages designed to expedite, optimize and provide problem resolution for 100+-vehicle implementations of its OnlineAVL2 fleet management platform. Going beyond basic customer support, the new services can reduce rollout and configuration time by up to 80 percent, produce a 50 percent faster return on investment, and help corporate and construction fleet... read more

Apple Maps Debacle Top Location Story of 2012

December 11, 2012By

Looking back at 2012, and this is our last column of the year, a number of stories in the location industry spring to the front. The rise of indoor positioning as a potential lucrative market is one. Another is perhaps Samsung’s purchase of CSR to give a major consumer electronics manufacturer even more location capability. Or the continued story of... read more