Garmin, Honda Extend Partnership for Navigation

August 27, 2015By

Garmin International Inc. has expanded its partnership with Honda Motors to provide the infotainment systems in new-model Hondas with Garmin’s navigation system. The latest vehicle platform to launch with Garmin and its navigation solution is the all-new Honda Pilot. “We are delighted to expand our esteemed partnership with Honda across multiple new vehicle platforms, bringing our navigation expertise to their customers via an... read more

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Omnitracs Partners with Mack Trucks, Volvo for Fleets

August 21, 2015By

Fleet management company Omnitracs LLC will develop telematics software for Volvo Trucks North America and Mack Fleet Management Services for Mack Trucks. The two separate memorandums of understanding will provide customers of both Volvo and Mack Trucks with fleet management services such as routing and predictive analytics solutions. According to Omnitracs, the agreements represent a move toward standardization in the trucking industry, making it easier for fleets... read more

Most Railroads Will Miss Positive Train Control Deadline

August 13, 2015By

Most railroads will miss the Dec. 31, 2015, deadline for implementing positive train control (PTC), according to a report submitted to the U.S. Congress by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). Congress established the deadline in 2008. An automatic train control system — many of which use GPS — was not installed on the commuter rail route where an Amtrak train left... read more

TomTom Selected by University of Minnesota’s Accessibility Observatory

July 31, 2015By

TomTom’s map and traffic information have been chosen by the University of Minnesota’s Accessibility Observatory as part of a new national accessibility data set. TomTom will provide map and historical speed data to help analyze accessibility to jobs for driving and transit for metropolitan areas across the United States. For transit data, the Observatory is relying on open, public sources... read more

Nokia’s HERE Maps sold to BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen

July 27, 2015By

After months of negotiation, Nokia will sell its HERE Maps division to a consortium of German automakers — BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen — for $2.71 billion, according to the TU Automotive website. Under the agreement, HERE Maps would turn into an open platform that all car manufacturers can use for navigation and mapping inside vehicles, giving automakers independence from companies such as Google for maps and navigation at a... read more

Reyax Technology Develops 3G GNSS Tracking Platform Based on u-blox

July 27, 2015By

Reyax Technology, a telematics tracking systems provider for the automotive industry, has developed an industrial high-integration 3G GNSS tracking platform, the Reyax RY277AI, which is fully based on technology from u-blox. “Our vehicle tracking platforms are dependent on highly accurate position data to deliver the performance crucial to meet the demands of our customers. u-blox’s highly reliable products as well as... read more

Flight Navigation the Focus of New Market Report

July 13, 2015By has released a new report focusing on NextGen flight navigation systems and how they will affect the future of aircraft. “Flight Navigation System Market by Product, Flight Instrument & Application Forecast to 2020” covers: avionics and communications systems instrumentation such as altimeters, gyroscopes, autopilots and sensors applications (commercial and military) geography The time frame covered is 2014 to 2020. Market Research Report... read more

Uber Takes 100 Microsoft Engineers, Mapping Tech

July 6, 2015By
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Microsoft will no longer collect its own map data, according to the website re/code. As part of the change, Microsoft is selling some of its assets to rideshare company Uber, including a data center, cameras, intellectual property and roughly 100 engineers. Uber is also buying a data center near Boulder, Colo. Microsoft plans to continue to offer Bing Maps using data... read more

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