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Aupeo Selects Triton Digital for Highly Targeted Audio Ads in-Car

jeu 14 avr 2016 - 21:40
Panasonic subsidiary Aupeo announced today its collaboration with Triton Digital at the Worldwide Radio Summit in Hollywood, California.

Panasonic OneConnect will leverage Triton Digital’s advertising platform, Tap OnDemand, to insert targeted ads into the personalized audio messages delivered within Aupeo streaming audio service.


AND Partners with Cyclomedia to Automate Map Data Creation

jeu 14 avr 2016 - 20:33
Dutch digital map maker AND has announced a partnership with Cyclomedia a company that produces street level 360 degree imagery to automate the processing of car sensor's data into map attributes.

The first type of data to be processed will be street signs.

AND already uses anonymize...

Anritsu and TRX Systems Partner for Indoor RF Signal Test Solution

jeu 14 avr 2016 - 18:18
Anritsu Company and TRX Systems announce that they have entered into a partnership whereby Anritsu's handheld analyzers are integrated with a 3D Indoor Location and Mapping solution from TRX Systems to create the industry's first automatically geo-referenced RF signal mapping solutions.

The MA8100A series TRX NEON Signal Mapper simplifies an...

EU Transport Ministers Agreed on Policy for Autonomous Driving

jeu 14 avr 2016 - 16:43
Gathered today in Amsterdam, the transport ministers of the 28 state member of the European Union have agreed on a declaration that promotes cooperation in the field of connected and automated driving.

In this document the European Commission and EU member states and the transport industry pledged to draw up rules and regulations that wil...

Viasat Group and Amodo Partner for Driver Behavior Profiling in UBI

mar 12 avr 2016 - 15:53
Fleet Telematics supplier Viasat Group has partner with UBI software developer Amodo to include their state-of-art driver behavior profiling solution as part of Viasat's insurance telematics suite of services.

Viasat operates as a telematics service provider in Italy and South Eastern Europe and manages over 600,000 connected vehicles...

ARCHOS to Finance Crowdsourced IoT Network with €12M Bank Loan

mar 12 avr 2016 - 12:01
ARCHOS and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have signed yesterday a financing agreement for a maximum amount of 12 million euros.

This funding has been granted to ARCHOS for new developments in the field of the Internet of Things, including a pan-European IoT network called PicoWAN - using LoRa technology - tha...

On Demand Valet Parking Startup Drop Don’t Park Raised €400,000

lun 11 avr 2016 - 17:06
Drop don’t park, a French startup that offers on demand valet parking in Paris has announced a funding round of €400,000 from business angels.

Co-founders Alban de Renty and Nicolas de Crémiers launched the service 6 months ago covering a significant part of the business districts in Paris (see picture) as wel...

German Startup PACE Raised €340K with OBD Dongle on Kickstarter

lun 11 avr 2016 - 11:29
A German startup called PACE Telematics has raised €337,347 on crowdfunding platform Kickstarter selling an OBD (On-board Diagnostic) dongle that connects cars to smartphones via Bluetooth.

The startup initially sought to raise a conservative €50,000.

PACE offers a range of car performance enhancements an...

PSA Targets €300M Smart Mobility Revenue by 2021

jeu 7 avr 2016 - 22:54
Carlos Tavares, Chairman of the Managing Board of car maker PSA, detailed this week the new corporate plan of his company until 2021 which puts emphasis on efficiency, aftermarket, geographic development and smart mobility.

The mobility services comprises 4 segments:

The first pillar is based on B2C car sharing services. In this area PS...

Indoor Solar-Powered Beacons, the Way of the Future?

jeu 7 avr 2016 - 17:09
“Battery-life is one of the biggest challenges for the Beacon industry growth due to the high servicing costs. Each time a beacon requires a replacement battery there is an associated service cost, and that adds to the total cost of ownership,” said Barry Jenkins from UK-based GCell, a new maker of Bluetooth beacons fo...

Collaborative Parking Startup Zenpark Raised €6.1M

jeu 7 avr 2016 - 16:42
French collaborative parking startup Zenpark has announced today a funding round of €6.1 million to develop its business that consists in monetizing unused parking spaces in large cities.

The new investors in the company are MAIF Avenir and DEMETER Partners (already an investor), as well as Frédéric Mazzella, th...

TomTom Launches New Traffic Portal for Cities

jeu 7 avr 2016 - 10:18
TomTom announced this week at the Intertraffic trade show in Amsterdam, a new traffic portal called TomTom City that provides live traffic and travel information for consumers and traffic management experts.

Ralf-Peter Schäfer, Head of Traffic at TomTom, commented the news: “TomTom City gives drivers and traffi...

OMATA One: the Stylish GPS for Cyclists

mer 6 avr 2016 - 10:29
Los Angeles-Based startup OMATA has announced a nice looking GPS Speedometer for cyclist called OMATA One that costs $499.

The OMATA one shows speed, distance, time and vertical ascent through a nicely designed analog user interface. However, behind that the system comes with a 72 channel GNSS receiver (with power fo...

Koolicar Raised €18M for P2P Car Sharing

mar 5 avr 2016 - 9:14
French peer-to-peer car sharing startup Koolicar announced today a financial round of €18 million.

PSA Peugeot Citroën took part in the capital increase alongside MAIF, Koolicar's historic partner since 2010.

The previous round of funding was made in September 2014 when MAIF invested €2.4 million followed b...

Geo IoT World Celebrates Innovation & Innovators with 4 Awards

jeu 31 mar 2016 - 22:20
Geo IoT World, which takes place in Brussels on May 25-26, 2016, has unveiled their Awards to recognize and celebrate innovation and innovators in geo-aware technologies.

The Awards ceremony will take place on May 25 at the Marivaux Hotel in Brussels in front of an audience of more than 200 decision makers.

The awards have been segmente...

SenionLab, MySeat & SystemicsCode Partner with Micello for Indoor Maps

jeu 31 mar 2016 - 21:36
Micello, the worldwide provider of indoor maps has announced three new partnerships in the last few weeks.

Indoor location technology vendor SenionLab, workspace management startup MySeat and private ad-exchange and analytics platform SystemicsCode have integrated indoor maps from Micello into thei...

Commercial Fleet Tracking to Reach 7.9M Across Russia/CIS Eastern Europe by 2020

jeu 31 mar 2016 - 16:46
In a new research Swedish firm Berg insight forecast that the installed base of fleet management systems in Russia/CIS and Eastern Europe will reach 7.9 million by 2020.

These fleets are growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.5 percent, from an estimated 4.2 million vehicles at the end of 2015. (

The penetration rate in th...

Navigation App Warns You About Crime Zones

mer 30 mar 2016 - 22:56
RedZone, a GPS-driven, real-time crime and navigation map app for the United States, has launched today on Apple's App Store.

RedZone's geo-fencing technology combines real-time crime data and seamless GPS navigation. The company combines crime data from federal, state and local enforcement agencies, news outlets...

INRIX Traffic App Learns Driver’s Patterns

mer 30 mar 2016 - 21:53
INRIX, the supplier of content and services for the connected car has launched today INRIX Traffic, a new version of their mobile application (iOS and Android) that learns driving habits and uses maps from OpenStreetMap.

INRIX Traffic learns routines and preferences as users go about their day. The app also add...

PoLTE: LTE-Based Precise Indoor/Outdoor Positioning

mar 29 mar 2016 - 8:41
A U.S. startup called PoLTE has got out of stealth mode last week to unveil a technology that brings precise positioning (2 to 6 meters) to LTE with a software addition to wireless base stations.

PoLTE Macro, achieves a high level of precision by leveraging the Sounding Reference Signals (SRS) that are embedded in a...