Articles in the LBS News Category

Dec 2014 | No Comment

TomTom’s NavKit has revealed a multiyear deal with Acer to bring its navigation technology to new Acer smartphones. “AcerNAV” is a turn-by-turn navigation application powered by TomTom’s navigation engine, NavKit. It enables users to navigate anywhere in the world, without extra roaming…

Oct 2014 | No Comment

According to Berg Insight report, global shipments of PNDs declined from 28 million units in 2012 to 22 million units in 2013. There are signs that the decline is slowing and some emerging markets still experience growth…

Sep 2014 | No Comment

Swift Navigation has developed a GPS module that comes at a fraction of a cost of competing chips with the same accuracy. To do so, it’s raised $2.6 million in funding to get its low-cost GPS modules embedded into a whole bunch of new devices. And while highly accurate GPS chips are already available for up to $10,000, Swift Navigation makes and sells its chips for about $500.

Aug 2014 | No Comment

NNG and Ayana Navigation Solutions have announced scalable navigation solutions for OEMs in India, thus proving that factory-fitted navigation is available for car owners of all categories. India is becoming a fast-growing market for affordable cars. Within the next six years globally, the share of total production accounted for by low-cost vehicles is set to climb to around 20 percent.

Jul 2014 | No Comment

Sygic has just introduced the next generation of its GPS Navigation application, available on App Store. Update for Android users will be released in the second half of this year. The new native application, the result of three years’ worth of work, was completely remade from the ground up.

Jun 2014 | No Comment

In a recent FCC filing, the Telecommunications Industry Association said that indoor positioning technology is not sufficiently developed to support ongoing wireless E-911 location accuracy requirements…

May 2014 | No Comment

Texas Instruments announced the launch of SimpleLink(TM) Bluetooth(R) low energy CC2541-Q1, a highly-integrated wireless microcontroller (MCU) that delivers low power, low cost…

Mar 2014 | No Comment

Ruckus Wireless has unveiled the Ruckus Smart Positioning Technology (SPoT) service. This cloud-based service gives carriers, service providers and enterprises

Feb 2014 | No Comment

The KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has developed sensorequipped footwear that, using sensors inside the heel of a boot, makes it possible for incidents…

Jan 2014 | No Comment

SPIRIT DSP announced that SPIRIT Navigation and the EADS Russian Technology Office had successfully tested the prototype of the indoor positioning solution for mobile devices at both the EADS Russia offices and the Afimall Shopping Center in Moscow. The solution is unique in providing precise positioning inside buildings without the need to install dedicated beacons transmitting special signals.