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Location and context advances in Android

June 27, 2017By

Plus access to raw GNSS measurements for all By Steve Malkos Technical program manager, Google Google’s annual developers conference in May, Google I/O, featured many announcements, accomplishments and 2017 plans. Of particular interest, the Android Location and Context Team’s talk “Android Sensors & Location: What’s New and Best Practices,” is available online. This followed a keynote by CEO Sundar Pichai... read more

Street Smart: 3D City Mapping and Modeling for Positioning with Multi-GNSS

July 1, 2015By

A particle-filter-based positioning method using a 3D map to rectify the errors created by multipath and non-line-of-sight signals on the positioning result delivered by a low-cost single-frequency GPS receiver takes a multi-GNSS approach, using the combined signals of GPS, GLONASS and QZSS. The method outperforms conventional positioning in availability and positioning accuracy. It will likely be fused with other sensors in a future pedestrian navigation application. read more

TomTom’s New Devices Have Lifetime Maps, Speed Cameras

May 1, 2015By

TomTom is introducing Lifetime World Maps and Lifetime Speed Cameras to drivers with the launch of new TomTom navigation devices. Lifetime World Maps allow people to drive with maps from around the world at no extra cost, for the lifetime of their TomTom GO device2. Lifetime Speed Cameras let drivers know the locations of all speed cameras — both fixed and... read more

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... 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

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

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