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India-centric navigation device by ANS and NNG

NNG and Ayana Navigation Solutions (ANS) have jointly introduced a new Personal Navigation Device (PND) called the ANS Navigator A-501. This new offering has been designed to find a way over the problems faced by commuters in India due to our rather ‘unique’ infrastructure. The device has a 5-inch screen that runs on NNG’s iGO primo software. It is pre-loaded with the latest India maps and a total of over 7 million Points of Interest (POIs). The unit comes with a 1-year map update guarantee from NNG’s update portal Naviextras.

Ruckus location analytics R&D center in Singapore

Communications technology provider Ruckus Wireless is setting up its sixth global R&D center in Singapore, which will focus on developing locationbased analytics products and services. This follows last month’s acquisition of Singapore startup YFind, which specializes in indoor positioning and realtime location analytics.

Nokia’s new indoor location-based experiences for QUALCOMM

HERE will make accessible its indoor Venue Maps to Qualcomm Atheros, Inc. It has been providing its venue maps services to its business partners like Bing for more than a year and now they are expanding their indoor mapping partnerships to Qualcomm Atheros, Inc. to help produce new indoor location-based services.

Two elements are required for the working for all location-based services: Positioning technologies, for instance GPS, deliver very precise location information. These numbers are then transformed by accurate maps and matches into something that we can all understand: a pin on a map. This works really well when people are outdoors and the things get less comprehensive whey they are inside a building. The signals of Satellite are not able to reach indoor locations and other technologies built on Wi-Fi or cellular networks are not as accurate.

TomTom Navigation for Android arrives in India

The TomTom Navigation app India for Android is available to download from Google Play for the first time. TomTom’s on-board maps and IQ Routes bring the freshest map and the fastest routes to millions more Android smartphone users.

Location Based Technologies signs agreement with Beijing

Lava LBT Inc signed a distribution agreement with Beijing Lava Technology Co Ltd, for its online brick and mortar stores and authorised distributors in Asia.

Autos to be GPS-fitted in Chennai, India

In a first-of-its-kind development in India, auto-rickshaws in Chennai will be fitted with a meter with GPS and electronic digital printer. It shall be free of cost, by the government. The meter will also have a ‘panic button’ so that a passenger can press it in case of any danger.

GPS devices to tackle food waste problem

Food waste collection trucks and trash cans will be outfitted with a computerized weighing and GPS device in Wuhan to deal with the problem of “gutter oil”, illegally recycled cooking oil. According to the proposal for the project, 621 vehicles — 195 to be used for edible oil waste — and 25,800 garbage cans, which food facilities are required to use, will be prepared as part of the collection. To guarantee no food waste is collected to make gutter oil, Chen said, a computerized system that records GPS and weight data will be installed on the collection trucks, as well as garbage cans or oil cans of oil-water separators.

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