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ALK Technologies Releases Navigation App for RV

jeu 24 mar 2016 - 23:02
ALK Technologies (subsidiary of Trimble), today announced CoPilot RV, an offline navigation app for drivers of large Recreational Vehicles (RVs) and motorhomes.

“CoPilot RV is a powerful and affordable tool to navigate a RV or motorhome confidently throughout the U.S. and Canada, leaving users free to enjoy the driv...

40 Speakers Announced for Geo IoT World

mer 23 mar 2016 - 22:37
Geo IoT World, taking place on May 25-26, 2016 in Brussels, has announced its preliminary program that already include 40 speakers along with 15 thematic sessions.

Among the speakers are representatives from ABI Research, CartoDB, ESRI, HERE,, Intel, Location Based Marketing Association, Machin...

Sygic Expands B2B Offering with FMS for Municipal Services

mar 22 mar 2016 - 21:25
Mobile GPS software vendor Sygic was demonstrating this week at the transport and logistics trade show SITL their newly released fleet management software for garbage trucks.

The solution helps to better handle the major challenges in planning, dispatching, navigating and monitoring the fleet of vehicles used b...

Mireo Signed Major Chinese Deal for Fleet Management

lun 21 mar 2016 - 22:15
White label navigation and fleet management vendor Mireo has announced a significant deal in China with Huo Wang Tong, a company that offers a logistics platform to optimize the shipment of goods.

Huo Wang Tong provides small and medium trucking companies with a platform that allow them to find new customers an...

When Umbrellas Get Smart: Geo-Located Weather & Forget-Me-Not Alerts

lun 21 mar 2016 - 16:21
The usual experience with umbrellas is that you never have it when it’s raining, and if you take it with you around, there is a significant chance you forget it somewhere: train, restaurant, meeting…

This is where comes “oombrela“. Wezzoo,...

eeGeo Raised $5M from Netsol Technologies & Others

mer 16 mar 2016 - 21:42
Scotland-based 3D Map Platform eeGeo has announced they have received $5 million in strategic financing from Netsol Technologies, Inc. and a group of investors.

The startup offers a highly detailed 3D mapping platform, including building-level detail and interiors.

eeGeo also signed a collaboration agreement wit...

German Connected Car Startup High Mobility Raised 7-Digit Seed Round

mer 16 mar 2016 - 20:44
Berlin-based connected car start-up High Mobility has closed today its seed funding round with a 7-digit investment.

High Mobility founders Kevin Valdek and Risto Vahtra attracted as principal investors a consortium of business angels headed by Fabian von Kuenheim, which also includes the Kuwaiti business ma...

Talking Wearables and Location-Based Advertising with Skyhook Wireless (Podcast)

mer 16 mar 2016 - 20:39
Worldwide Wi-Fi location vendor Skyhook Wireless recently announced a partnership with Narrative, the maker of the smallest wearable camera to enable geotagging of pictures on the newly launched Narrative 2 device.

This partnership is the first milestone of Skyhook’s expansion plan towards the wearabl...

TomTom New Golf Watch Comes with Automatic Shot Detection

mer 16 mar 2016 - 13:13
Exhibiting at the Wearable Technology Show today in London, TomTom presented a new version of its GPS-enabled Golf Watch.

TomTom Golfer 2 embeds acceleration and gyroscope sensors that allow for automatic shot detection.

With this new feature each shot is precisely geo-located on the green, helping golfers t...

PathSense: “We Are Solving Geo-Fencing, Activity Recognition & Location Accuracy for iOS and Android“

mar 15 mar 2016 - 8:59
California-based startup PathSense was initially set up to drastically lower the power consumption of precise background location on smartphones. While the initial goal proved to be harder than expected, the company is however solving significant challenges that are plaguing LBS developments on Android and iPhone: geofencing, activity recognition...

Freemium iPhone TomTom GO App Now Available

mar 15 mar 2016 - 7:48
One year after launching on Android (4 million downloads to date, according to TomTom), the Freemium app TomTom GO is coming to iOS smartphones.

The app is available globally, for free, on the Apple App Store, it includes TomTom’s premium navigation, offline maps, real-time traffic information and speed camer...

Unacast: Aggregating Offline Consumer Behavioral Data from Beacons (Podcast)

lun 14 mar 2016 - 10:47
The mobile advertising industry is relying more and more on location data, however these are often inaccurate and unavailable indoor. This is where proximity data from beacons kicks in to offer consumer behavior down to a precise aisle, shelf or product.

But Beacon data has been difficult to scale for advertising due to the fragmentation of th...

TomTom Telematics: 605,000 Units Live, 90% in Europe

jeu 10 mar 2016 - 18:54
In an interview last week in the Journal de l’Automobile, Stéphane Schriqui, Commercial Director for France is providing some insights about the telematics business of TomTom. Adding this with the recent financial results of the Dutch company, it offers a detailed picture of this telematics business.


INRIX Acquires Automotive Software Supplier OpenCar

mer 9 mar 2016 - 22:54
Automotive traffic and parking data supplier INRIX has announced the acquisition of OpenCar, a U.S.-based automotive software and services provider.

OpenCar, backed for the last five years by a strategic partnership with Mazda, offers a white label, standards-based application developmen...

Daniel Rieber, Adsquare: “One Step Ahead than Geofencing“

mar 8 mar 2016 - 7:15
At the Mobile World Congress two weeks ago, Daniel Rieber, Director of Marketing at Adsquare, a European Audience Management Platform, spoke with GPS Business News about the latest trends in location-based advertising.

Rieber explained us the market maturation from pure geo-fencing campaigns at defined locatio...

VectorNav Intros GPS Module with GNSS-Derived Heading Data

lun 7 mar 2016 - 19:14
VectorNav Technologies introduced today a new GNSS navigation module, the VN-360 GPS-Compass heading and position sensor.

The VN-360 is an OEM GPS-Compass module that provides an accurate, True North heading solution without using a magnetometer.

Incorporating two onboard GNSS receivers, the VN-360 calculate...

Zubie & Castrol innoVentures Announce Auto Dealer Solution

lun 7 mar 2016 - 19:07
Aftermarket connected car supplier Zubie has partnered with Castrol innoVentures to launch a joint telematics solution designed specifically for auto dealerships.

The new telematics solution integrates Zubie's Autodealer Telematics Platform with Castrol innoVentures' dealer-specific workflow application.


HALO Smart Bracelet: SOS Alert from Sleek Danish-Designed Bracelet

jeu 3 mar 2016 - 22:32
Bluetooth Low Energy is getting everywhere these days and slowly but surely getting to a piece of jewelry near you.

The well known Danish design house Jacob Jensen was presenting last week at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona the HALO smart bracelet. Unlike smart watches and fitness trackers there i...

Mapillary Raised $8M in Series A Funding

jeu 3 mar 2016 - 18:43
Mapillary, the Swedish startup that crowdsources geo-located street-level images has announced today an $8 million Series A investment.

“With this investment, we are in a great position to go all the way and realize our vision of visually mapping the world. We will be investing in more computer vision, mor...

RAC Acquires Vehicle Diagnostics Startup Nebula Systems

jeu 3 mar 2016 - 15:07
UK motoring organisation RAC has announced the acquisition of British startup Nebula Systems, a provider of vehicle diagnostic data.

“The new venture gives the RAC full ownership of its vehicle diagnostic information and the ability to read a market-leading depth of data from the broad vehicle parc. This is not onl...