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J.D. Power: Collision Tops Nav, Paves Way for Autonomous Driving

April 27, 2015By

Three of the top five technologies consumers most prefer in their next vehicle are related to collision protection, according to a new J.D. Power 2015 U.S. Tech Choice Study. Technologies that reduce the overall burden of driving and enhance the safety of the vehicle and its occupants receive the most consumer attention. Among the technologies consumers express most interest in having in their next vehicle... read more

TomTom Partners with Mozilla, Telefonica for Online Maps

April 24, 2015By

TomTom is partnering with Mozilla and Telefónica to bring its Maps Online and Nav Online apps to HTML5-powered Firefox OS smartphone devices. “We’re thrilled to offer Firefox OS users TomTom’s Maps Online and Nav Online apps in the Firefox Marketplace,”said Bertrand Neveux, director of Marketplace and Ecosystem at Mozilla. “Our priority is to empower users with a mobile experience that makes... read more

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Navitel Updates Navitel Navigator Maps, Functions

April 3, 2015By

Navitel Q1 2015 Maps for Brazil, Mexico, Maldives, Philippines   Navitel has updated Q1 2015 Navitel Navigator maps of Brazil, Mexico, Maldives and the Philippines. The updated maps contain 1,892,294 kilometers of roads, 2,381,245 points of interest (POI) and 264,896 settlements. Users can now search by a road network for 7,370 addresses, including a detailed search of bungalows. Navitel says visual representation of roads,... read more

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Juniper Research: Smart Healthcare, Fitness Devices to be $1.8B Market by 2019

April 3, 2015By

Annual revenues from connected healthcare and fitness services will approach $2 billion by 2019, nearly six times the $320 million value estimated for this year, according to a report from Juniper Research. The report, “Smart Wireless Devices: CE, Enterprise, Fitness, Healthcare, Payments 2015-2019,” says that connected healthcare devices and the data they generate will offer substantial benefits to both stakeholders and consumers, potentially improving preventative... read more

Navitel Offers Navigation Map of India

March 20, 2015By
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Navitel’s navigation map of India is now available for purchase, for use with the Navitel Navigator GPS & Maps app on Google Play. Navitel Navigator is a precise offline GPS navigation with free geosocial services and detailed maps of 59 countries, with 20 million downloads worldwide. The map of India contains 2,092,013 km of road graph, 594 627 cities, towns, and other... read more

Ride Service Uber Acquires Mapping Company DeCarta

March 18, 2015By

Ride service Uber is buying mapping and search startup deCarta, reports Mashable, which said it learned of the deal from an Uber representative. The deal was expected to close earlier this month. Uber plans to use deCarta’s technology and talent to fine-tune its products and services that rely on maps, including UberPOOL, the smartphone-based ride-sharing app. Thirty out of 40 deCarta employees will... read more

Google Maps Takes Street View Camera through Amazon Canopy

March 2, 2015By
The Street View Trekker on a zipline in the Amazon Rainforest.

New imagery of the highest canopy in the Amazon rainforest is now available on Google Maps. The Amazon rainforest is one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world, with many species high in the canopies of the forest still undiscovered. “Starting today, with the help of our partners at the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS), you can begin to unlock... read more

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MWC 2015: Rx Networks Updates GNSS Extended Ephemeris Solution

March 2, 2015By

Rx Networks Inc., a mobile location technology and services company, announced the upcoming release of its GPStream PGPS v8 extended ephemeris solution at Mobile World Congress 2015, taking place this week in Barcelona, Spain. The patented technology, being used in hundreds of millions of devices, is designed to speed up the time-to-first-fix (TTFF) of any GNSS chipset while improving acquisition sensitivity in... read more