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COMMENT With a fair amount of media coverage in recent times focusing on the future use — or non-use — of electric vehicles in Australia, I thought it might be a good idea to provide a perspective from an actual user.

Published in Automotive

Chinese telecommunications equipment provider Huawei Technologies has signed a deal with Dutch navigation and digital mapping firm TomTom to use its maps and services on smartphones.

Published in Mobility

The Global Positioning System will roll over this weekend, resetting clocks due to a problem similar to that which caused Y2K, a memo from the US Department of Homeland Security says, with effects expected to be much more severe than when the last rollover took place in 1999.

Published in Mobility

An initiative aimed at developing an enhanced audio-visual experience for motor vehicles and to capitalise on the latest advances in connectivity and multimedia technologies has been launched by the International Telecommunication Union.

Published in Automotive

Waze users globally can now project the app’s "real-time traffic and navigation service onto the touch screen in Australian Ford vehicles via SYNC AppLink, and control it through voice command".

Published in Home Tech
Friday, 06 October 2017 18:48

Navman MY670LMT review

People often ask these days, what is the relevance of a device devoted solely to getting us from A to B when we all have our personal smart-devices? Phones or tablets can be mounted in cradles and all sport a myriad navigation apps willing to give us friendly, voice-controlled directions. It’s almost like the humble GPS device is now going to the same heaven inhabited by the (insert first syllable of your city name)Ways maps book that died over a decade ago.

The 7000 delegates to the Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress being staged in Melbourne this week will be using an indoor routing and venue mapping app from German company HERE on their smartphones to find their way around the event.

Published in Apps

Try using any means apart from electronic maps to get around these days and you'll be called an old fuddy-fuddy by your kids and even your peers.

Published in Open Sauce
Friday, 28 August 2015 10:34

Navman stays with SUNA

Navman navigation devices will continue to use SUNA traffic information for at least another two years.

Published in Mobility

Apple’s GPS navigation skills are about to get even more coherent following the purchase of GPS start-up Coherent Navigation.

Published in Mobility
Monday, 18 May 2015 12:03

TomTom GOes for lifetime extras

The new TomTom GO satnav devices come with 'lifetime' subscriptions to maps, speed camera locations and realtime traffic information.

Published in Mobility

The telco networking giants will merge to create ‘an innovative leader in next-gen technology and services for an IP connected world’, closing by 1H 2016.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Lifestyle applications such as dating and navigation, and eBooks, are slated to become the highest growth area for the global app market over the next five years, but still trailing games which continue to account for the largest share of revenues.

Published in Apps

The Moovit local transport app is now officially serving selected Australian cities following a beta period that attracted more than 200,000 users.

Published in Apps
Monday, 15 September 2014 10:20

SUNA Traffic Channel expands to new areas

The SUNA Traffic Channel that delivers live traffic information to car navigation systems via FM radio is spreading to more capital and regional cities.

Published in Mobility
Wednesday, 21 August 2013 09:30

Google Maps gets Waze reports

Google has begun integrating features from its Waze traffic app into Google Maps, months after it acquired the Israeli company for US$1 billion.

Published in Deals

Geepers, an Australian startup backed by Internode founder Simon Hackett has unveiled its ambitious plan to be the primary source of location information for people and premises, globally.

Published in Strategy
Thursday, 11 July 2013 15:08

Latitude goes missing from Google

Google has announced it will shut down its Google Latitude service early next month.

Published in Strategy
Monday, 10 June 2013 07:10

Google to acquire Waze for $1.3b

Mobile navigation app and traffic report startup Waze will be acquired by Google, after months of speculation about who would pick it up.

Published in Deals
Thursday, 04 April 2013 10:55

Holden's Barina buckles up with Apple's Siri

Australia’s own Holden Barina has won the chequered flag to integrate Apple’s Siri voice control system in a car down under.

Published in Home Tech
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