LBS/Wireless

Eight Inches or Less: On the Road to High Accuracy for Automated Driving

January 22, 2014By
Janice Partyka

From CES to the Detroit Auto Show, it has been a big month for in-car connectivity that enables vehicle diagnostics, streaming entertainment, telematics and navigation. Ford, GM, Google and Audi unveiled new connected vehicle platforms and features, and AT&T stole the carrier limelight with LTE Connected Services. Plus, two industry giants announced that they are working to enable vehicles to... read more

NNG Provides Connected Navigation Software to Mazda3

January 22, 2014By
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The new Mazda3 infotainment system, which appears in Mazda3’s Active Driving Display, is now running on NNG’s iGO navigation engine, and includes TTS, voice recognition and full 3D navigation. This solution, supported by Mazda’s MZD Connect, is also reportedly the first on the market to offer an embedded connected-service package with Internet connection provided through the driver’s smartphone. Drivers will... read more

Hyundai Selects Verizon for Next-Generation Connected Cars

January 22, 2014By

Hyundai Motor America has selected Verizon Enterprise Solutions to provide a range of connected services including safety, security, diagnostics and infotainment to Hyundai vehicles starting in 2014. “We selected Verizon to provide the wireless network service for ‘Next-generation Blue Link’ because both customer opinion and various data sources indicate that Verizon provides the best solution to our customers for both... read more

AT&T, Sabre to Explore How Location Can Personalize Travel

January 22, 2014By
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AT&T and Sabre, a global travel technology company, announced they will jointly explore solutions that could usher in a more personalized experience for travelers. The two companies are developing and testing solutions that will utilize AT&T’s newly enhanced Location Information Services (LIS) – Hybrid, which allows developers to build geo-aware mobile applications. The companies are exploring how device-based location information... read more

Record Number of Automakers at International CES

January 22, 2014By

It’s a daunting task — trying to find the big location story in a maze of 150,000 attendees and thousands of exhibitors at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Aside from every automaker touting their connected vehicle efforts, the big deal this year at CES is wearable technology (last year it was 3D printing? Yawn). Despite sore feet from walking football-field lengths of booths, CES is still a cool show, blaring stereos, walls of TV screens, robots…and connected cars. read more

Saelig Introduces Low-Cost SMD Antennas

January 17, 2014By
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Saelig Company, Inc., announces the availability of the Proant OnBoard SMD 2400 (2.4GHz band) and SMD GPS (GPS and GLONASS) miniature surface-mount (SMD) antennas for mobile wireless products. The OnBoard series moves embedded antenna integration one step ahead by combining high performance and low cost in this new OnBoard SMD family, the company said. Traditionally, small low-cost antennas for printed... read more

Garmin Introduces GPSMAP 64 Series Outdoor Handheld

January 16, 2014By
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Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., today announced the GPSMAP 64 series of rugged outdoor handhelds. The GPSMAP 64 series brings a dual GPS and GLONASS receiver, preloaded geocaches and smartphone connectivity for LiveTrack and Smart Notification to its product line for hikers, hunters, and geocachers. “Building on the popularity of the GPSMAP series, the new GPSMAP 64... read more

Parsec Antennas Designed for Telit Mini GPS Receiver

January 14, 2014By
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Telit Wireless Solutions and Parsec Technologies today announced that a combination of the companies’ technologies results in a low profile  companion solution for GPS receiver and antenna. For host devices able to accommodate higher volumetric symmetry, assembly of the components can be made to fit a 6 x 16 x 8 millimeter volume. A flat component arrangement can yield an... read more