TAG: Mobile World Congress

Indoor location, data see growth at MWC

April 6, 2017By
Barcelona’s Fira center hosted Mobile World Congress, a gathering of 105,000 industry participants.

By Kevin Dennehy Contributing Editor for LBS The big takeaway from this year’s Mobile World Congress was the interest in location data from a growing number of vendors. Although still a small footprint in the cavernous halls of Barcelona’s Fira center, at least 33 companies displayed products and services related to indoor location, which was more than past years, said... read more

GNSS plays prominent role at Mobile World Congress

March 5, 2017By
Florian Bousquet, u-blox, demonstrates the new UBX-M8230-CT GNSS receiver chip at Mobile World Congress.

Global navigation satellite system (GNSS) technology found its way into products ranging from autonomous vehicles to wearables at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. One company says it is tailoring a GNSS receiver chip to meet the demands of mobile devices that require high levels of speed and position accuracy. Thalwil, Switzerland-based u-blox said its new low-power UBX-M8230-CT GNSS... read more

Spirent’s new wireless test solution optimized for IoT devices

March 2, 2017By

Spirent Communications is now offering the Elevate IoT Device Test Solution, a new cellular test solution designed to support a wide range of testing areas applicable to Internet of Things (IoT) applications, including end-to-end cloud server connectivity, security vulnerability assessment and battery-life measurement. The announcement was made at Mobile World Congress, which is taking place Feb. 27 to March 2 in Barcelona,... read more

CalAmp’s fleet management devices aimed at connected vehicle market

March 1, 2017By
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CalAmp, a provider of wireless products, services and solutions, is offering two new high-end telematics devices designed for connected vehicle applications anywhere in the world. The new devices address growing global market demand in Europe and Latin America for more connected vehicle technology options and enable a broad range of applications such as fleet management, usage-based insurance, crash notification, stolen vehicle... read more

Qualcomm platform powers TomTom’s plans to crowdsource mapping data for autonomous driving

March 1, 2017By
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Qualcomm Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, is working with TomTom on using the Qualcomm Drive Data Platform for high-definition (HD) map crowdsourcing for autonomous driving. Qualcomm Drive Data Platform collects and analyzes data from different vehicle sensors, supporting smarter vehicles to determine their location, monitor and learn driving patterns, perceive their surroundings, and share this perception with the rest... read more

Mobile World Congress 2017 convenes worldwide mobile industry

February 10, 2017By

Mobile World Congress, the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry, will be held Feb. 27 to March 2 in Barcelona, Spain.

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Location technologies prominently featured at MWC

March 18, 2016By
Kevin Dennehy in VR goggles at Samsung press conference.

When more than 50 companies ask for interviews during the Mobile World Congress, which has grown to more than 100,000 attendees, you have to jot down what the product, service or strategy is — and then move on. So, here’s a wrap up of my four days in Barcelona. BARCELONA, Spain — Location technologies are playing a prominent role in... read more

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MWC not an auto show, but gaining importance

March 14, 2016By
Harman showcased its new folding steering wheel at Mobile World Congress 2016.

BARCELONA, Spain — Most attendees at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) wouldn’t mistake the huge mobile phone show to be a gathering of auto manufacturers and their suppliers. However, the show, which broke 100,000 participants this year, has seen a rise in auto companies who are outlining connected and autonomous vehicle strategies. MWC was held Feb. 27 to March 2 in... read more