Nokia and CE4A release Terminal Mode Specs
Nokia and CE4A (Consumer Electronics for Automotive) working group have released the Terminal Mode technology specification as a proposed industry standard for the integration of mobile applications into the car environment. The German CE4A group includes Audi, BMW, Daimler, Porsche and Volkswagen. Once connected, the full range of smartphone features, services and applications can be made available through screens and audio systems embedded in the car.
CSR ships SiRFatlasV
CSR announced the SiRFatlasV multifunction GPS system processor to power cost-effective consumer navigation systems. It combines on a single chip a 500- or 664-MHz ARM11 processor core with vector floating point unit; advanced, autonomous GPS/Galileo baseband DSP core with available SiRFAlwaysFix™ technology etc.
New iPhone App can prevent crime
The primary purpose of the new iPhone application IcePics (In Case of Emergency Pictures), is to assist anyone who suspects they are about to become a victim of kidnapping, rape, robbery or assault by having then simply point their iPhone at the suspicious person and push the IcePics button on their iPhone. IcePics will email a picture of the bad guy along with the GPS location of that photo right away to contacts pre-selected by the owner.
Aplicom’s advanced Vehicle telematics device
Aplicom has launched a vehicle telematics unit combining GPS and GLONASS positioning systems. It has more satellites available to it than a device only connecting to either positioning system. It also supports A-GNSS.