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TomTom launches new car nav devices in US

January 6, 2017By
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Netherlands-based TomTom has launched two car navigation products in the U.S. under the TomTom GO and TomTom VIA lines. The advanced GPS devices offer TomTom’s latest innovations and most up-to-date maps. TomTom made the announcement at the Consumer Electronics Show, CES 2017, which is being held this week in Las Vegas, Nevada. The TomTom GO devices are available in two models, GO 520... read more

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NovAtel positioning on display at CES autonomy exhibit

January 4, 2017By
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NovAtel Inc. is showcasing its high precision positioning technology as part of AutonomouStuff’s “Roadmap to Autonomy” exhibit at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Jan. 3-8 in Las Vegas. The exhibit is located at the MGM Grand in the Skyline Terrace Suite. AutonomouStuff provides research and development platforms for the safe and reliable testing of automation technologies. It uses NovAtel’s exceptionally robust... read more

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Qualcomm offers variant of connected car platform

January 4, 2017By
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Qualcomm Technologies Inc. has introduced a new variant of its connected car reference platform using its flagship gigabit class Snapdragon X16 LTE modem to help car manufacturers deliver the high-speed, high-quality and reliable connectivity required for advanced telematics and connected vehicle services — supporting peak download speeds up to 1 Gbps. Qualcomm is showcasing the variant at CES 2017, which is being held... read more

ESCAPE with autonomous driving and the GSA

January 3, 2017By
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The European agency for global navigation satellite systems (GSA) has kicked off ESCAPE, a three-year, 5.4 million euro project to use Galileo services for automated driving. ESCAPE (European Safety Critical Applications Positioning Engine) will coordinate relevant industrial and research institutions in Europe to create a positioning engine for safety-critical applications on the road — applications involving highly automated driving. ESCAPE is led by... read more

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2016 fleet management technology report now available

December 14, 2016By
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A new report that explores technologies for U.S. commercial fleets is now available. The 2016 Fleet Management Technology Report, sponsored by GPS Insight, includes results of a survey conducted by Bobit Business Media, publisher of Automotive Fleet Magazine, Fleet Financials Magazine, Business Fleet Magazine, and Work Truck Magazine. GPS Insights asked a series of questions pertaining to fleet management and telematics... read more

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Skypine car navigation maker adopts Furuno receiver with dead reckoning

December 7, 2016By
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Chinese car navigation systems company Skypine has adopted Furuno’s GPS receiver with a dead-reckoning function. Furuno Electric, headquartered in Nishinomiya, Japan, said its receiver GV-86 has been adopted for use in the car navigation platform designed and produced by Skypine — a major car electronics manufacturer in China. GV-86 will be installed in the car navigation systems designed for major automotive companies, not only in... read more

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FAA suspends approval of NavWorx ADS-B units over GPS chip inspections

November 22, 2016By

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration today issued an emergency order suspending the authorization NavWorx Inc. uses to manufacture certain Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) navigation units. The suspension order was issued after NavWorx declined on repeated occasions to allow FAA personnel to conduct the required inspections. The suspension is immediate and will remain in effect until NavWorx consents... read more

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Data key to Intel’s $250 million autonomous investment

November 21, 2016By
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Intel Capital is targeting more than $250 million of additional new investments over the next two years to make fully autonomous driving a reality, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announced at the Los Angeles Auto Show’s AutoMobility LA conference in November. This was the first time Intel delivered a keynote address at an automotive conference. The investments will drive the development... read more

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