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New Apps, Wearable Aimed at Personal Safety

January 26, 2015By
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Two new products have found ways to turn smartphones into personal protection devices. One of the two products includes a wearable monitor. Mace Wear Pod The Mace Wear Pod uses a wearable device in conjunction with a smartphone app. First Sign Technologies, in partnership with Mace Wear, has launched the Mace Wear Pod, which acts as a personal security system against violent... read more

Kickstarter Launched for NMEA Dongle to Connect GPS, iOS

January 15, 2015By
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A kickstarter campaign has launched for an NMEA dongle that connects any existing GPS receiver to iOS devices. The device connects and communicates with high-accuracy GPS/GNSS devices and other field sensors that emit NMEA data to iOS devices over Bluetooth, allowing users to collect data on an iPad or iPhone using one or more sensors in the field. Primary functions include: overriding the internal GPS on... read more

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Verizon Vehicle Service Designed for Unconnected Cars

January 13, 2015By

Verizon will soon be offering Verizon Vehicle to U.S. consumers. The new connected-vehicle service aims to modernize traditional roadside assistance offerings while enhancing driver safety, convenience and savings, according to Verizon. Verizon made the announcement today at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Verizon Vehicle is expected to make its commercial debut in the second quarter of 2015. With Verizon Vehicle, drivers will... read more

SkyTraq Offers Multi-GNSS Receiver Module for Wearables

January 12, 2015By
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SkyTraq Technology has introduced a stand-alone multi-GNSS receiver module in a compact 7 x 7 millimeter form factor, the Venus828F, designed with a sensor hub function for wearable and “Internet of Things” (IoT) applications. The Venus828F is capable of communication with multiple satellite systems and tracking up to 28 satellites concurrently, SkyTraq said. The compact LGA module integrates all the necessary components for... read more

GPS Antenna Market Report Takes Global View

January 12, 2015By

Big Market Research is offering a “2014 Market Research Report on Global GPS Antenna Industry” that discusses the world’s major regional market conditions for antennas, including North American, Europe and Asia, and the countries Germany, Japan, China, and the United States, among others. The report introduces basic GPS antenna information, including antenna definition classifications and applications, and an industry-chain overview; GPS antenna... read more

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Ford Autonomous Vehicle On the Way, CEO Says

January 8, 2015By
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Ford Motor Company highlighted the semi-autonomous vehicles it has on the road today and fully autonomous vehicles now in development at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week. “We’re already manufacturing and selling semi-autonomous vehicles that use software and sensors to steer into both parallel and perpendicular parking spaces, adjust speed based on traffic flow or apply the... read more

All-Constellation Receiver: GNSS Location Hub for Smartphones with Galileo Support

January 7, 2015By
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This tri-band receiver technology, when combined with baseband search and track engines, allows true simultaneous tracking of all current L1 GNSS signals, including GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS), and satellite-based augmentation systems (SBAS). By Charles Norman and Andreas Warloe, Broadcom Corporation Starting with the first commercial GPS receivers, adding support for incrementally more complex GNSS systems presents significant... read more

Android Wear App with AccuWeather MinuteCast Now on Google Play

January 6, 2015By
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The AccuWeather app for Android is now available for Android Wear, providing users with up-to-the-minute weather information wherever they go. Android Wear is the Android platform for wearables such as smartwatches. The app is available through the Google Play store. AccuWeather’s app for Android Wear features AccuWeather MinuteCast, a global minute-by-minute precipitation forecast for a person’s exact street address or GPS location. AccuWeather MinuteCast includes... read more