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MWC 2015: Geotab Offers Add-On Extender for All-Vehicle Support

March 2, 2015By

Geotab, a telematics engineering company, has released its IOX-CAN extender, a plug-and-play solution that allows partners to send data from their device over a private CAN network in the vehicle, supporting integrations on all vehicle types. Geotab is exhibiting at Mobile World Congress 2015, at Hall 3, Stand 3J20. According to Geotab, Fortune 500 companies, including 40 percent of the top ten fleets and... read more

Markey Report Concerns Connected Vehicle Industry

February 26, 2015By
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Sen. Ed Markey’s new car technology report, released earlier this month, basically says that connected vehicles can be hacked, causing danger to drivers and presenting major privacy concerns. While some critics believe Markey’s report was meant to drive media hysteria, others say it raises serious issues that the industry needs to address. In other location news, I'll be covering the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona for GPS World. What will be the showcased location technology? Wearables? Connected vehicles? Or something new? read more

MWC 2015: Anritsu to Showcase Cloud-Based Connected Car System for Fleets

February 25, 2015By

Anritsu plans to showcase a sophisticated, cloud-based connected car system for fleet tracking at Mobile World Congress 2015, which will be held in Barcelona March 2-5. The system was developed by the University of Hertfordshire in the UK with the help of network simulation technology from Anritsu. The system will be demonstrated using a GNSS simulator from Spectracom to provide location information... read more

Volvo Presents System for Integrating Autonomous Cars into Traffic

February 23, 2015By
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Volvo Cars has a complete system solution that makes it possible to integrate self-driving cars into real traffic, with ordinary people in the driver’s seat. The automaker presented its planned system in an online press conference Feb. 19. “We are entering uncharted territory in the field of autonomous driving,” said Peter Mertens, senior vice president of Research and Development, Volvo Car Group. “Taking the... read more

Autonomous Cars Take to Britain’s Streets

February 23, 2015By

Driverless cars are now traveling Britain’s public roads, according to a report in the Providence Journal. Four prototype self-driving cars took to the country’s highways, launching Britain’s first public trials. Still, with regulatory and legal hurdles, officials said fully driverless cars are unlikely to be used on British roads until 2030. Four types of autonomous vehicles are being tested, including a shuttle that... read more

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Fleetmatics Enhances Field Service Management with New Features

February 23, 2015By

Fleetmatics Group now offers new features for its mobile field service management solution Fleetmatics WORK. The enhancements help businesses to operate more efficiently and maximize their resources, the company said. Fleetmatics is a global provider of mobile workforce solutions for service-based businesses. This latest release dramatically accelerates time to cash for SMB operators by embedding a payment link directly into the emailed invoice that... read more

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Apple, Sony May Develop Self-Driving Cars

February 17, 2015By

Apple is working on its own autonomous car, according to Reuters. An auto industry source told Reuters that the tech giant is gathering information and parts to make a prototype for the autonomous electric vehicle — the entire car, not just automotive software or components. “They don’t appear to want a lot of help from carmakers,” said the unnamed source. Apple is gathering... read more

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Bus-Crash Victims Sue TomTom, Garmin

February 12, 2015By
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Lawyers for 11 Pennsylvania residents injured in 2013 when their charter bus slammed into an overpass in Boston, Mass., are suing GPS device manufacturers TomTom and Garmin, seeking more than $15 million in damages. The bus driver was using both a Garmin and a TomTom satnav, neither of which were intended for use by commercial vehicles, but the lawsuit filed in January... read more

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