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Enhancing location accuracy experience for smartphone users in

HERE Technologies has announced that Transsion has selected HERE Network Positioning to improve its location accuracy capabilities in emerging markets such as Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Indonesia and Thailand.

By deploying HERE Network Positioning, Transsion will be able to identify accurate positioning of its devices both indoors and outdoors. This works especially when satellite signals of GPS are not available, such as when the device is located indoor or the GPS signals are blocked by objects. As a result, Transsion will enable its smartphone users to locate devices, people, and objects faster, with higher precision and confidence.

Agtonomy raises additional $5

Agtonomy, a hybrid autonomy and teleassist service platform, has announced that it has raised an additional $5 million in Seed II funding from strategic and venture investors Toyota Ventures, Flybridge, Hampton VC, E²JDJ and Momenta, for a total of $9 million in seed funding to date. This latest round will be used to accelerate development and trials of the Agtonomy platform to address the growing labor and sustainability challenges facing local agriculture.

NAVYA and VALEO partnership

NAVYA, and VALEO are extending their collaboration and are combining their know-how as part of the French government’s 4th Investment Program for the Future to develop and design the future “Autonomous Vehicle Failsafe System” (AVFS).

The technological building blocks that compose the AVFS (Autonomous Vehicle Failsafe System) connect to the NavyaDrive®. VALEO will supply its latest generation of sensors aligned with automotive standards. Combined with the autonomous driving system embedded containing all the ISO-standard algorithms, they will provide the expected safety redundancy and ensure a second control chain.

Aidrivers, Ashok Leyland to develop clean, greener autonomous vehicles

Aidrivers and Ashok Leyland have joined hands for the development of AIenabled autonomous vehicles to meet the needs for a sustainable future. The two companies have signed a MoU for a long-term collaboration which will combine their specialist knowledge and experience to push forward together in this rapidly advancing field.

Aidrivers provides autonomous mobility solutions for industrial mobility automation, which optimise clients’ business operations and enable the delivery of efficiency and quality services. Ashok Leyland manufactures commercial vehicles, chassis, industrial engines, marine engines and engines for gensets.

Nokia selected by GO Malta

Nokia has been selected by GO Malta (GO) as its sole strategic partner for a nationwide 5G RAN rollout in a seven-year deal. The deal will see the introduction of scalable, ultra-reliable, high-speed, and low latency mobile connectivity to GO’s consumer and enterprise customers. The move will also support GO’s ambitions to drive new business opportunities via 5G networks by introducing innovative new use cases such as digital automation, Internet of Things (IoT), remote monitoring, and ‘immersive’ technologies such as virtual reality. Nokia is the incumbent vendor in this expansion deal.

Precise location solution with low-power Wi-Fi chipset

Infineon Technologies AG and Deeyook have announced their collaboration on location solutions. The location-as-aservice (LaaS) company has invented and patented an award-winning tracking solution to determine indoor and outdoor locations of items, assets, and employees. Both companies fuse Deeyook’s ultraprecise, innovative algorithms into Infineon’s best-in-class, low power AIROC™ Wi-Fi portfolio to enable an accurate, passive, ubiquitous, and efficient location solution.

Brand Capital International invests in what3words’ India expansion

what3words has announced that it has received a $10 million USD investment from Brand Capital International to support its expansion across India. Brand Capital International will also be providing strategic guidance, marketing support, and assistance with developing partnerships to help drive what3words’ growth in India.

what3words has built the simplest way to talk about location by enabling people around the world to identify and share any precise location using just three words. It has divided the globe into a grid of 3 metre squares and given each square a unique identifier of three words: a what3words address.

Expanding LoRaWAn coverage through IoT to satellite connectivity

Semtech Corporation has announced a joint initiative with Lacuna Space to further increase coverage and resilience of LoRaWAN® connectivity.

In areas of the world without cellular or Wi-Fi signals, satellites fill connectivity gaps – especially in hard-to-reach areas. LoRaWAN is the unique standard that is capable of bridging terrestrial networks with worldwide satellite connectivity in order to offer low power ubiquitous connectivity and fills this gap.

The collaboration is built on Long Range Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (LR-FHSS), the latest addition to the LoRaWAN standard. LR-FHSS is unique because it takes up less room on the network, which future-proofs capacity while maintaining low power consumption capabilities – which, in turn, enables affordable and simple satellite IoT platforms.

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