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SatGuide PND Moov 300

SatNav Technologies launched the SatGuide PND Moov 300 in India. It will provide road navigation with features like voice prompted directions and a 4.3-inch touch screen.

4.7-inch Maestro PND by Magellan

Magellan announced the Maestro PND with new design, 4.7-inch Display, voice command capabilities, handsfree Bluetooth calling and highway lane assist. It has new feature “Find Your Car” which remembers the location of your car.

RoadPilot agreement with Nokia

RoadPilot Limited has signed a 3-year agreement with Nokia to supply safety camera location data for the GPSenabled mobile devices. The data will be included in a safety camera and traffic alert bundle for the latest version of Nokia Ovi Maps.

Tele Atlas delivers new standard in Real Time Traffic

Tele Atlas HD Traffi c is a solution for navigation and location based solutions designed to fi nd the quickest routes to destinations using “live” road conditions. It contains up-tothe- minute information from multiple data sources, including anonymous GPS. When HD Traffi c is added to a navigation solution, end users can be automatically rerouted.

Garmin and BMW launch new bikefriendly satnav

Garmin and BMW Motorrad have developed a new motorcycle friendly satnav. The new BMW Navigator comes with an exclusive four-button motorcycle mount. The mount and GPS device are vibration-tested, waterproof and designed to withstand fuel sprays and UV rays.

CosmicNavigation deals with TomTom for content

TomTom has partnered with CosmicNavigation to sell cycling, marine and touring content to its customers. The Atlasses will be fi rst sold to Dutch TomTom users and the international editions of these databases will be developed later.

People avoid too much automatic location information in mobile services

Researchers at Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT) found out in a study that people start using automatic location information services only if the services are clearly useful to users and if the users can easily control the information fl ow.

Veriplace launches off-deck locationenabled application

uShip have been certifi ed and launched on WaveMarket’s Veriplace Location Aggregation platform. It is a webbased service that does not ask users to download anything onto their phones. Using Veriplace, uShip customers can now track the exact location of their shipments

Mobile GIS Locator for field personnel

BlackBerry® users will now be able to view their location and the location of their co-workers on GIS maps using the latest release of Freeance Mobile software.

GPS can lead walkers astray

The Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS) has warned that walkers who splash out on expensive GPS equipment are often putting their lives at risk because they have no idea how to use it. To overcome this, they are to run a series of GPS training courses to put climbers ‘on the right track’.

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