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NNG and ANS aim for factoryfitted navigation market in India

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.

Garmin launches personal navigation devices in India

Garmin has launched its 2014 PND range – nuvi 55LM, nuvi 65LM, and nuvi 2567LM. The nuvi 55 LM is a dedicated GPS navigator that features a 5-inch dual-orientation display, for use horizontally or vertically. nuvi 65 LM features a6-inch dual-orientation display, for use horizontally or vertically. The nuvi 2567 LM is part of Garmin’s Advanced Series equipped with new navigation assist features.

MapmyIndia releases its official navigation app, NaviMaps, for iOS

MapmyIndia has released navigation app – NaviMaps for the iOS platform. The Android app was launched two months earlier. Millions of Apple users in India can now enjoy house-level navigation, regional language voice guidance (in 10 languages) and international navigation (Sri Lanka, Bangladesh & Nepal). The app offers automatic traffic based rerouting and real-time journey updates on Facebook (does not spam the timeline, updates a single post at regular intervals) along with a superfast and responsive experience.

13 megatonnes CO2e as a result of Charging mobile devices

A new report from Juniper Research has found that charging mobile devices will generate more than 13 megatonnes CO2e (CO2 equivalent) of greenhouse gases per annum globally by 2019, against an anticipated 6.4 megatonnes this year. Nearly 50% of these 2019 emissions – equivalent to annual emissions from 1.1 million cars – will come from coal-fired Asian electricity grids powering growing smartphone use. According to the report – Green Mobile: The Complete Guide to Vendor Strategies & Future Prospects 2014-2019 – there is low consumer awareness of renewable energy and sustainable habits in these markets. It is down to vendors to take the lead in making energy companies provide more green electricity for both industry and consumers.

Fleet management systems will reach 5.9 million in Russia/ CIS and Eastern Europe

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the number of active fleet management systems deployed in commercial vehicle fleets in Russia/CIS and Eastern Europe was 2.9 million in Q4-2013. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.7 percent, this number is expected to reach 5.9 million by 2018. The Russian market accounts for a significant share of the region’s total installed base. The top 10 providers of fleet management solutions for commercial vehicles across Russia, the CIS and Eastern Europe together have an installed base of well over 1 million active units today.

Smart City Technology will reach $27.5 billion in annual revenue by 2023

According to a new report from Navigant Research, worldwide revenue from smart city technology will grow from $8.8 billion in 2014 to $27.5 billion in 2023.

The report, “Smart Cities”, examines the evolution of the global smart city market, detailing the impacts on key technology markets, including smart grids, water management, transportation, building energy efficiency, and government services. It compares different approaches to the smart city and provides comprehensive profiles of noteworthy smart city projects in each major world region.

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