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TomTom Inaugurates its Hub in Pune

TomTom (TOM2) has inaugurated its first global state-of-the-art Innovation Hub in Pune. With this facility, it aims to develop a deeper culture of innovation in the company with a free-fl ow of information and ideas across the globe, asllowing experimentation and cross-boundary cooperation to drive change throughout the organization. http://corporate.tomtom.com

Qualcomm and Baidu announce commercialization of IZat

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (QTI), is working closely with Baidu in the implementation of the Qualcomm® IZat™ Integrated Hardware Location Platform, which will be available in the latest generation of Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ chipsets across all tiers. The IZat Location Platform uses a combination of signals from various location sources, including GNSS and sensors. This integration at a hardware level is designed to result in accurate location information, fast time-to-firstfix, improved robustness and seamless transition for both outdoor and indoor environments, and lower power for users of location-based applications and services across smartphones. www.qualcomm.com

Verizon buys Fleetmatics

Verizon will buy Fleetmatics for $2.4 billion. Fleetmatics specializes in software that allows fl eet managers to keep track of location, fuel usage, mileage and more. While there’s no word what Fleetmatics’ assets will be used for, it’s likely that the company will utilize its new acquisition to help bolster its connected-car offerings. www.cnet.com

Small Vessel Tracking Contract

exactEarth Ltd. has announced that it has been selected by the Fisheries Commission (West Africa Regional Fisheries Programme), an agency of the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development (MOFAD) of the Government of Ghana, for the provision of Satellite AIS data services as well as a small vessel tracking solution. Along with a comprehensive Satellite AIS data feed, exactEarth will provide MOFAD with 450 Class B AIS transceivers to be installed on inshore fishing vessels which will be tracked via satellite utilising exactEarth’s exactTraxTM small vessel tracking technology. exactearth.com.

Pakistan’s first indigenous digital mapping solution launched

TPL Trakker Ltd, a tracking solutions provider, launched country’s first indigenously developed digital mapping solution. With close to a million housing addresses, TPL Maps claims to have approximately 1,000 3D building models and 300,000 kilometers of road network mapped across the country. Created using state-of-the-art technology, the TPL Maps app provides real-time intelligent routing, live traffic updates, turn-by-turn navigation options and smart search, among other features. http://tribune.com.pk

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