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Third party database & technologies to drive mobile LBS

The consumer LBS market has steadily evolved over the past few years. A number of factors – including the development of third-party location databases and technologies – are poised to finally drive real LBS market growth on mobile phones. According to Frost & Sullivan, ‘North America Consumer LBS Market – The Wireless Carrier Opportunity’, estimates that carrier-generated consumer LBS revenues totalled over $480 million in 2008 and projects this figure to surpass $3.0 billion in 2013.

Photorealistic, 3D city models from Tele Atlas

Tele Atlas has released 3D, photorealistic advanced city models. Designed for use in navigation systems and location-based applications, advanced city models are 3D representations of major city centres that dramatically raise the clarity and reality of screen images within in-car and portable navigation systems and mobile devices.

NAVTEQ, Lonely Planet Global Content Agreement

NAVTEQ has expanded its travel and leisure guide portfolio with the addition of Lonely Planet for its Travel Guide. It will cover 19 cities in Australia and New Zealand, with expansion in other countries such as India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand soon thereafter. Offering reviews for thousands of points of interest the content shall enable navigation applications to provide recommendations about where to stay, eat or spend leisure time.

TomTom launches 220 connected PND

TomTom is introducing in Europe the TomTom XL LIVE IQ Routes Edition a midrange device which integrates the connected services (HD Traffic, Speedcams, Fuel prices, Google Local search, Weather).

Motorola deploys location infrastructure for NT DOCOMO

Motorola with NTT DOCOMO, Japan shall soon deploy a new location infrastructure called Mobile Advanced Location System (MALS). It helps detect the user’s location by calculating reference positions provided by mobile networks and GPS satellites.

Nokia inks deal with Etisalat

Etisalat and Nokia will soon provide convenient access to advanced mobile Internet based services which include maps, navigation and games on Nokia devices.

NAVITIME launches satnav in APAC

Japan’s NAVITIME is launching its services in Australia, Singapore and Malaysia. Its multimodal system gives travel route using a combination of walking, driving, and public transportation. The application now supports total of 43 devices.

Marine enhances its Nav-Tracker 2.0

Marine has enhanced its Nav-Tracker 2.0 wireless boat location and GPS tracking system with SmartKEY, which automatically disarms the system when the vessel operator boards the vessel and re-arms it when the operator disembarks. SmartKEY uses RFID technology that allows for ‘no touch’ arming and disarming of the Nav-Tracker 2.0 system.

Tata Indicom selects TCS

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) announced that its location-based infrastructure and Xypoint software are being leveraged by Tata Teleservices Limited (Tata Indicom), for its QUICKFINDER A-GPS service. Locationbased services immediately available to Tata Indicom subscribers are POI Search and Navigator.

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