Connected Vehicles

America News:  NY cabbies threaten to strike over GPS legislation
8th March 2007

America News: NY cabbies threaten to strike over GPS legislation

New York’s taxi drivers are threatening to strike over new legislation that requires the installation of GPS in cabs – not for navigation purposes, but purely for cab tracking....

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World News:  Intermap acquires Czech GIS applications developer
7th March 2007

World News: Intermap acquires Czech GIS applications developer

Intermap Technologies has acquired the shares and ongoing operations of MultiMedia Computer (MMC), a Czech Republic software development company. The acquired business includes current customer base, recurring revenue stream,...

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Asia News:  Intermap wins $3.1m mapping contract
6th March 2007

Asia News: Intermap wins $3.1m mapping contract

Intermap Technologies has been awarded a US$3.1 million contract to collect and deliver geographic 3D elevation and imagery data in Southeast Asia. The company will use one of its...

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World News:  Spirent® launches combined GPS/Galileo simulation system
6th March 2007

World News: Spirent® launches combined GPS/Galileo simulation system

Spirent Communications has announced the availability of its GSS7900 GPS/Galileo simulation system that enables the testing of advanced multi-system GNSS receivers by supporting the free-to-use signals from the GPS...

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World News: Tele Atlas achieves near-perfect scores for digital map accuracy
5th March 2007

World News: Tele Atlas achieves near-perfect scores for digital map accuracy

Tele Atlas has announced the results of an independent Digital Map Accuracy Study that provides an industry accuracy benchmark for digital map data. Conducted by an independent global marketing...

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World News: Tele Atlas powers BMW’s next generation nav systems
5th March 2007

World News: Tele Atlas powers BMW’s next generation nav systems

Tele Atlas has signed an agreement to provide digital map data and local search content for the next generation driver information/navigation systems in BMW vehicles in the US, Canada,...

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World News: Nokia and WaveMarket sign worldwide OEM agreement for LBS
28th February 2007

World News: Nokia and WaveMarket sign worldwide OEM agreement for LBS

Nokia and WaveMarket have signed an agreement to offer location-based tracking services to carriers worldwide. This OEM and reseller agreement will bring WaveMarket's entire product suite to Nokia customers...

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America News:  Privacy concerns a major roadblock for LBS adoption
27th February 2007

America News: Privacy concerns a major roadblock for LBS adoption

According to the results of a December 2006 survey by Harris Interactive®, when it comes to next-generation telecommunications technologies, privacy remains the major concern for most US mobile phone...

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Asia News:  Citroën Australia’s sat nav system features NAVTEQ maps
27th February 2007

Asia News: Citroën Australia’s sat nav system features NAVTEQ maps

Citroën has become the first Australian in-vehicle navigation customer to leverage NAVTEQ’s recent release of its full coverage map of Australia. NAVTEQ’s map of Australia is fully navigable, enabling...

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Worth mentioning: Avis & Budget rollout Where2 GPS in Canada
26th February 2007

Worth mentioning: Avis & Budget rollout Where2 GPS in Canada

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Europe News:  Norwich Union extends pay-as-you-drive insurance to under-70s
23rd February 2007

Europe News: Norwich Union extends pay-as-you-drive insurance to under-70s

Norwich Union is extending the age range of its usage-based pay-as-you-drive insurance policy to include drivers up to the age of 70. Drivers over 60 typically have a lower...

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World News: Brunswick to sell New Technologies' PND unit to MiTAC
23rd February 2007

World News: Brunswick to sell New Technologies' PND unit to MiTAC

Brunswick Corp has signed a definitive agreement to sell Brunswick New Technologies' portable navigation device (PND) operations to Taiwan-based MiTAC International Corp. The purchase will be for the PND...

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