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Enge, van Diggelen to Teach Massively Open Online Course on GPS

September 11, 2014By

Per Enge and Frank van Diggelen, both of Stanford University, will teach a massively open online course (MOOC) on GPS this fall. The six-week course will take place October 13-November 24, and focuses on GPS basics with the use of smartphones. “This is the first ever MOOC on GPS/GNSS,” said van Diggelen. “It will be carried by Coursera.” Here is... read more

New Broadcom Chip Provides Always-On Location and Sensing for Mobile Applications

September 10, 2014By

Broadcom Corporation today announced the industry’s first low-power GNSS and sensor hub combo chip to deliver new always-on location applications for a full range of mobile devices. The Broadcom BCM4773 minimizes battery drain and adds a new layer of intelligence to location technology on mobile devices by integrating the GNSS chip and sensor hub into a single combo chip. Broadcom’s... read more

Hertz Joins with Navigation Solutions on NeverLost GPS System

September 8, 2014By
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Hertz and Navigation Solutions have launched the next-generation Hertz NeverLost GPS navigation system across the U.S. The award-winning in-vehicle system now offers more customization capabilities for travelers along with new navigation tools for convenience and personalization when planning trips. The new system syncs directly with the recently launched Hertz NeverLost Companion app, giving travelers access to more than 10 million U.S.... read more

Holux Launches Touchscreen Bike Computer with u-blox GPS

September 8, 2014By

Holux Technology, a maker of professional and consumer GPS products, has launched its next-generation bike computer, the SporTrek 1305, which integrates a u-blox MAX GPS/GNSS module. The new device delivers GPS and wireless health-monitoring features on a compact, three-inch color touchscreen display. The device delivers a variety of useful information such as speed, heart rate, distance, altitude, map, and route, and comes with... read more

Samsung Offers Gear S Smart Watch with GPS + GLONASS

September 3, 2014By
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Samsung Electronics has unveiled its next-generation smart wearable device, the Samsung Gear S watch. The Gear S has assisted GPS+GLONASS, as well as 3G connectivity, allowing them to be active whilst always being able to access their smartphone information. Designed with a curved Super AMOLED display and flexible band, the Samsung Gear S is also equipped with an accelerometer, a gyroscope, a compass, a heart... read more

Vibrating GPS Shoes Help Lead the Way

September 2, 2014By

An Indian high-tech start-up is offering a GPS-enabled smart sports shoe that vibrates to give the wearer directions, according to an article in gulfnews.com. The red sneakers count the number of steps taken, the distance traveled, and calories burned. The shoes go on sale this month under the name LeChal, which means “take me along” in Hindi. The shoes come... read more

deCarta Powers POI Search for Major Mobile Handset Maker

August 27, 2014By

Advanced Search Engine Replaces Google Local Search in 122 Countries deCarta, Inc., an independent LBS platform company, is now providing the local search function for a worldwide, top-five mobile handset manufacturer. deCarta has been hosting and running the search service since August 7 using its advanced geosearch engine — L2 — and has replaced the search service previously provided by Google. The service... read more

Security, Spectrum in the Connected Vehicle

August 1, 2014By

With fall tradeshow season fast approaching and 2015 vehicles hitting the road, Scott McCormick, President of the Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA), took the time to answer some questions for GPS World about one key conference, CTIA’s Super Mobility Week, and what to expect in the connected vehicle market for the second half of 2014. The CVTA is a nonprofit... read more