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Info Services Company Penton acquires TU-Automotive for IoT

January 3, 2016By

Penton announced at CES 2016 that it has acquired TU-Automotive, an event and digital information company serving the connected vehicle segment of the automotive tech market, from FC Business Intelligence. This acquisition positions Penton at the center of the industry’s most innovative and fast-growing segments: connected vehicles, mobility and autonomous driving. The single biggest opportunity facing the automotive industry is... read more

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Volvo goes HERE

December 24, 2015By
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Volvo Cars has chosen HERE to power connected navigation for the next-generation in-car control system for new and future Volvo models as part of a multi-year agreement between the two companies. Volvo’s in-car system, Sensus, offers customers a fully connected experience and incorporates advanced maps and services enabled by the HERE location cloud to provide drivers with smart guidance in... read more

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GPS-guided cruising now an option for truckers

December 23, 2015By
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GPS-guided cruise control is now in production for new models of Kenworth long-haul trucks that have the Paccar MX-13 engine. By anticipating the terrain ahead using GPS, Kenworth Predictive Cruise Control delivers optimal fuel economy by ensuring the engine and transmission are in the most efficient operating mode. The system is available as a factory-installed option. read more

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flyGarmin app makes piloting easier

December 19, 2015By

The new flyGarmin app for Windows simplifies avionics database updates such as navigation, charts and more, while also accommodating the distribution of Jeppesen charts, Garmin said. The flyGarmin app is intended to give pilots a streamlined experience that makes database updates easier, requiring less time at their computers. Jeppesen charts are available for ChartView-enabled devices, plus subscribers can download Jeppesen... read more

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Trimble’s Beijing airport construction contract extended with machine control

December 8, 2015By
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Trimble has received a contract extension for Beijing’s new airport project. In April, Trimble won the initial bid to supply the project with a construction information management system. Based on the success of the solution to date, the contract has been extended to include additional machine control systems for soil stabilization. Beijing’s new airport is projected to handle 72 million travelers, 2... read more

Fugro awarded three-year positioning contract for seismic fleet

December 8, 2015By
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Fugro has been awarded a three-year contract by PGS for the provision of precise satellite positioning systems for its seismic vessel fleet. PGS is a leading global provider of marine seismic and electromagnetic services, data acquisition, imaging, reservoir services and multi-client library data. Fugro, provider of precise satellite positioning to the offshore oil and gas industry, will supply PGS vessels... read more

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Detroit and Silicon Valley Tech showcased at LA Auto Show

November 23, 2015By
Janice Partyka at the LA Auto Show with a car representing the GENIVI Alliance, a non-profit automotive industry alliance committed to driving the broad adoption of an in-vehicle Infotainment open-source development platform. (Photo: courtesy of Janice Partyka)

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Auto Show’s Connected Car Expo, held Nov. 20-29, puts LA at the intersection of Detroit and Silicon Valley. Cybersecurity garnered attention, as did the impact of the sharing economy on connected features. Caution was urged that these new technologies be carefully vetted for safety and reliability, as failures will impede market acceptance. And research shows safety to be one of consumers’ highest valued attributes that connected vehicles can offer. read more

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Uber’s recent deals expand its autonomous vehicle strategy

November 23, 2015By
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Uber has made big moves implementing location technology by signing a deal with TomTom, buying Microsoft’s mapping technology, and outright purchasing deCarta this year. The company is working with Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburg to develop autonomous vehicle technology. In other location news, distinct technology is cropping up in the indoor location market to make widespread implementation possible. read more