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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
Navman navigation devices will continue to use SUNA traffic information for at least another two years.
Apple’s GPS navigation skills are about to get even more coherent following the purchase of GPS start-up Coherent Navigation.
The new TomTom GO satnav devices come with 'lifetime' subscriptions to maps, speed camera locations and realtime traffic information.
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.
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.
The Moovit local transport app is now officially serving selected Australian cities following a beta period that attracted more than 200,000 users.
The SUNA Traffic Channel that delivers live traffic information to car navigation systems via FM radio is spreading to more capital and regional cities.
Google has begun integrating features from its Waze traffic app into Google Maps, months after it acquired the Israeli company for US$1 billion.
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.
Google has announced it will shut down its Google Latitude service early next month.
Mobile navigation app and traffic report startup Waze will be acquired by Google, after months of speculation about who would pick it up.
Australia’s own Holden Barina has won the chequered flag to integrate Apple’s Siri voice control system in a car down under.
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