TomTom brings navigation technology to Acer smartphones
TomTom’s NavKit has revealed a multiyear deal with Acer to bring its navigation technology to new Acer smartphones. “AcerNAV” is a turn-by-turn navigation application powered by TomTom’s navigation engine, NavKit. It enables users to navigate anywhere in the world, without extra roaming charges, and the ability to download any TomTom map for free. www.itnewsafrica.com
u-blox Launches Indoor/Outdoor Positioning Module with 3D Sensors
u-blox’ NEO-M8L module with 3D ADR technology and integrated sensors provides accurate vehicle position regardless of satellite visibility. The new NEO-M8L Automotive Dead Reckoning (ADR) module has integrated motion, direction and elevation sensors. It integrates gyro and accelerometer with ublox’ GNSS platform u-blox M8 to achieve high indoor/outdoor positioning performance for road vehicle and high-accuracy navigation applications.
New navigation device by Magellan
The RoadMate RC9496T-LMB from Magellan is a 7-inch Android GPS fleet navigation device. It is fleet ready with a serial port, dash mount, and black-box cable. There is also an HD multi-touch capacitive glass display. The supplemental Magellan Fleet Manager desktop tool enables central offce management of bulk software and map updates, route planning and SmartGPS Eco cloud content. http://fleetowner.com
Samsung announces locationbased alerts service
Samsung has announced its own locationbased alerts system, designed to allow businesses to send alerts to smartphones. These highly-localized messages could range from offers on products in the section of the store you are in, to directions to your seat in a stadium or theater. Called Proximity, the service is based on Bluetooth LE beacons and will work in a similar fashion to Apple’s iBeacon service. http://9to5google.com/