Connected Vehicles

World News:  Location revolutionising 3rd screen, but where are the mobile LBS application profits?
26th March 2007

World News: Location revolutionising 3rd screen, but where are the mobile LBS application profits?

The mobile phone, or 3rd screen, is the most personal consumer electronics device, and its potential is only just beginning to be tapped. Location based services (LBS) can help...

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America News:  Tele Atlas expands digital map coverage in South America
26th March 2007

America News: Tele Atlas expands digital map coverage in South America

Tele Atlas has announced the expansion of digital map coverage in South America, with increased coverage in Brazil. Tele Atlas’ maps for Brazil now feature detailed street-level map coverage...

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World News:  Pitney Bowes to acquire MapInfo for $408m
26th March 2007

World News: Pitney Bowes to acquire MapInfo for $408m

Pitney Bowes has entered into a merger agreement to acquire MapInfo Corp for approximately $408 million in cash. The transaction is expected to close in the second calendar quarter...

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World News:  MapQuest upgrades “Send to Cell” service
26th March 2007

World News: MapQuest upgrades “Send to Cell” service

MapQuest’s upgraded “Send to Cell” service lets users create detailed driving directions and maps at their desktop and send them to any web-enabled cell phone. The service lets users...

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America News:  MachineTalker® to acquire dynamic mapping software for global product tracking
23rd March 2007

America News: MachineTalker® to acquire dynamic mapping software for global product tracking

MachineTalker, developer of smart wireless security networks and tracking systems, has reached an Agreement in Principal to acquire the rights to an interactive global mapping system that would allow...

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World News:  TomTom unveils nav device with built-in SIM card
22nd March 2007

World News: TomTom unveils nav device with built-in SIM card

TomTom has introduced the new TomTom GO 715 – the world’s first portable navigation device with an integrated GPRS modem and SIM card. From April 2007, the TomTom GO...

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World News:  Garmin launches series of new products
16th March 2007

World News: Garmin launches series of new products

Garmin’s new products include new widescreen navigators, entry-level GPS devices, and the pairing of Garmin Mobile XT™ with GPS Buddy to provide a complete mobile resource management solution. Garmin...

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America News:  Mini USA offers Clear Channel’s real-time traffic
15th March 2007

America News: Mini USA offers Clear Channel’s real-time traffic

Mini USA will offer Clear Channel Radio's Total Traffic Network traffic data on navigation-equipped 2007 Mini Cooper and Cooper S hardtops, beginning March production. The service, which is integrated...

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World News:  uLocate launches WHERE, the first platform for mobile GPS widgets
15th March 2007

World News: uLocate launches WHERE, the first platform for mobile GPS widgets

uLocate Communications has announced that WHERE, the first mobile GPS widget platform for rapid development and publishing of location-enabled wireless content and applications, is available on select Sprint phones....

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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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