AT&T and Garmin Announce a New Mobile Navigation Era with nüvifone, The Navigation Phone

AT&T and Garmin International Inc. announced the Garmin nüvifone G60 will be available beginning October 4 only for AT&T customers in the U.S. in AT&T stores and online at

The nüvifone G60 provides one of the easiest-to-use location experiences available because it is the only phone to fully integrate the world’s best selling GPS navigator with voice, data and mobile web.

Intrinsyc Announces Shipment of GPS-E Soleus® Transit Device

Intrinsyc Software International today announced that Hong Kong-based GPS Technologies Company, Ltd. (GPS-E) began shipping a connected PND (cPND) running on the Soleus® Transit software platform. In November 2008, GPS-E licensed Soleus Transit, a turnkey software platform optimized for the development of connected personal navigation devices. Soleus Transit allows device makers to add compelling features that enable innovative and differentiated devices while significantly reducing development time and costs.

Duke University Use Photo-Acoustic “Fingerprints” to Locate smartphones indoors

Your smart phone may soon be able to know not only that you’re at the mall, but whether you’re in the jewelry store or the shoe store.

Duke University computer engineers have made use of standard cell phone features – accelerometers, cameras and microphones – to turn the unique properties of a particular space into a distinct fingerprint. While standard global positioning systems (GPS) are only accurate to 10 meters (32 feet) and do not work indoors, the new application is designed to work indoors and can be as precise as telling if a user is on one side of an interior wall or another.

Tele Atlas Global Digital Map Database Delivers 1.25 Million Edits Sourced from Community Input

Tele Atlas today released MultiNet® 2009.09, which includes 1.25 million validated edits sourced from community input from more than 30 countries.

Layar Android app will support 3D viewing in November

The recent influx of augmented reality applications hitting the Android Market has developers scrambling to promote and differentiate their app from competing works.

VIA Transforms Traffic Engineering Studies with Tele Atlas Speed Profiles

Optimal Routes and More Accurate Estimates of Travel Time Available for Government Organizations Such as Road Authorities, policy Makers and the Police

Tele Atlas and VIA, a consulting agency specialized in traffic engineering advice and practical software applications in the fields of traffic and transport, have signed an agreement whereby VIA is using Tele Atlas’ unique Speed Profiles in ViaStat, a leading platform for traffic engineering and traffic management.

Pioneer Announces Free Apple App for In-Dash Navigation Systems

Pioneer Electronics USA releases its first iPhone application created for use with Pioneer’s new AVIC-U310BT and AVIC-Z110BT in-dash navigation systems. Pioneer’s AVIC FEEDS App establishes a link between the Apple and Pioneer products, letting iPhone owners find points of interest or search for destinations ahead of time on their phone and easily access them via Bluetooth from their Pioneer navigation systems. This eliminates the need to jot down or manually enter address information into the Pioneer unit and allows drivers to receive convenient turn-by-turn voice guidance while still being able to use their iPhone for other purposes.

GeoChirp – A Twitter and Google Maps Mashup launched by Cue Blocks

GeoChirp, a new Twitter and Google Maps Mash up recently launched by Cue Blocks, is the latest innovation in the vast domain of social networking. All those tweeples out there who can’t stop tweeting can now add GeoChirping to their list of activities.

KPN and Garmin enter into mobile data service agreement

KPN and Garmin, the world’s biggest producer of navigation systems, have signed a multi-year agreement that makes mobile data communication between different devices and machines possible. KPN will provide special SIM cards that will be used in Garmin’s new portable navigation system, the nüvi 1690. Users of this system get direct links to current online information such as the weather, traffic and petrol prices.

Phasefour is partner of European Navigation Event

Phasefour will show several LBS app’s