TAG: connected car

Autonomous Vehicles Face Privacy, Security and Liability Issues

June 24, 2015By

Plus: Resurgence in indoor location-based marketing, ITS America annual meeting report
Autonomous vehicle technology has made industry-smart people pause and think what the consequences will be if cars and other platforms drive themselves. Will there be a huge increase in traffic when everyone decides to call their cars to grab a loaf of bread at a store? Many of these topics were discussed at the ITS America annual meeting held in Pittsburgh May 31-June 3. In other location news, there seems to be a resurgence in location-based marketing and indoor positioning conferences, leading one to believe that large retailers are finally taking notice. read more

Telit, Agnik Join on IoT Apps, Big Data for Smart Devices

June 1, 2015By

Telit Wireless Solutions and Agnik are collaborating on Internet of Things (IoT) applications and Big Data analytics for connected devices in the auto, home and health industries. Agnik’s solutions expand the quality and quantity of integrated IoT apps and analytics available to customers and ecosystem partners of the industry-leading deviceWISE AEP. The rapid proliferation of smart devices and products makes it challenging... read more

Telematics Berlin

May 11, 2015By

Representatives from Ford, Teradata and TomTom will speak at Telematics Berlin. The conference and exhibition, formerly known as Content and Apps for Automotive Europe, will be held May 11-12 at the Kempinski Hotel. Telematics Berlin brings together main players in the connected car space to deliver insights on changes brought about by automotive data. Speakers from Ford, one of the largest and most innovative automakers, will... read more

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Drones Take Off for Location Companies

April 22, 2015By
3D Robotics Solo Drone with GPS embedded.

The National Association of Broadcasters meeting in Las Vegas draws 100,000 attendees annually, making it one of the largest trade shows in the country. However, besides timing and some very niche markets, it has not been a big show for location companies. That is, until now, when NAB welcomed drone manufacturers, all of which embed GPS in their flying aircraft. read more

TU-Automotive Announces Connected Car Award Finalists

April 8, 2015By

TU-Automotive has announced finalists in several categories for its 2015 awards. Finalists in the Best Connected Car System Integrator category include chipmakers Qualcomm and u-blox, among others. Nominees in other categories include TomTom, NXP Semiconductors, Telogis and Geotab. The finalists represent excellence, innovation and leadership in the connected car industry, TU-Automotive said. More than 400 entries were submitted. The winners will be revealed at the TU-Automotive Awards... read more

Mobile World Congress Sees Rise in Indoor Location Companies

March 26, 2015By

This year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona was the biggest ever, with 95,000 attendees and thousands of booths, conferences and people with sore feet walking a cavernous exhibition hall. While the Geneva Auto Show ran close to the same dates, connected vehicle companies and technology were prominently featured. What was interesting, however, was the rise of indoor positioning companies and mobile advertising agencies with interest in location. read more

Spirent Enhances GNSS Record and Playback System

March 10, 2015By

Spirent Communications has added capabilities to its ultra-wideband GSS6425, which enable recording up to 150MHz bandwidth of GNSS signals. Users can now record up to three RF frequency bands at any one time with 10-, 30- or 50-MHz bandwidth each. Other enhancements include the ability to record up to four video streams, USB 3.0 support and easy remote-control using tablet or smartphone. A... read more

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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