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Bulletproof vest has GPS, sends alert

The S-911 Vest from Laipac Technology is chest armor with brains. It has sprouted a GPS system. It’s designed for military, police, law enforcement agencies etc. It is the invisible eye for the Commander during tactical missions. It provides automatic GPS tracking with accurate position, time, date, speed & heading.

Audi A6 to have Google Earth based navigation in 2012

Audi is the first company worldwide to incorporate Google Earth into its MMI Navigation system, which combines 3-D terrain models with aerial views and a detailed street network to calculate routes seamlessly. MarketWatch Garmin: aera 796 & 795 touchscreen aviation navigators with 3D vision Garmin has launched aera 796 and aera 795, a new series of PND’s. The aera 796 incorporates the popular features of the GPSMAP® 696, while aera 796 takes the pilot one step closer to a paperless cockpit with a digital document viewer, scratch pad etc.

MicroNav: Miniature INS with GPS

Goodrich Corporation is set to launch its tiny MicroNav®, an inertial navigation system supports precise, low cost guidance for a range of applications such as smaller rockets and missiles or aircraft standby instruments. The total volume of the device is just over 2 cubic inches (340 cu mm), with a weight of 2.8 ounces (79 grams).

Hertz to procure data from TomTom

TomTom has partnered with Global car rental provider Hertz, to offer vehicle rental customers across Europe the latest edition of the Hertz NeverLost® satnav system, which is based on the TomTom Via 120 EU with its unique dynamic routing.

Navteq launches 3D visuals for navigation in India

NAVTEQ, has announced the availability of new visual content for its NAVTEQ® map for India. It includes Motorway Junction Objects, Sign-as-Real and 3D Landmarks, for the top eight cities in India.

e-challan for traffic violation in Delhi

Traffic cops in Delhi, India, as a pilot project will be using a pocketbook-sized mini computers attached with a camera and a printer. The camera will be able to take pictures of the defaulters for documentary evidence. The e-Challan system will also be GPS-enabled, where the position of the prosecuting official will also be available; along with a credit card swipe and driver’s licence swipe facility, making issuing and paying of challan easier.

Nuance gives voice to Waze App for iPhone and Android

Nuance Communications has announced that the Waze social mapping and navigation apps for iPhone and Android are powered by Nuance’s text-to-speech to provide turn-by-turn directions and traffic alerts.

High Precision GNSS Market Set to Increase Almost 100% by 2016

Following a difficult 2009, the precision GNSS market is moving into a new period of sustained growth, resulting in a near doubling of shipments and revenues by 2016. Markets such as agriculture, construction, aviation, GIS mapping and military are all forecast to grow strongly. The market is also expanding rapidly into new regions. China was regarded as the second largest market for GNSS receivers in 2010, a market that essentially didn’t exist 10 years ago.

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