New Map Database from Tele Atlas Delivers Industry Firsts

Input from Global GPS Community Helps Create New Geometry in Multiple European Countries, Enhances Maps of Asia Pacific Region, Sets New Standard for Map Accuracy

Ericsson supplies largest LTE network

Today TeliaSonera launched the world’s first and largest commercial Long Term Evolution (LTE) service in Stockholm, supplied by Ericsson. This historic rollout was completed well ahead of plan. TeliaSonera’s mobile broadband commercial network in Stockholm is now the fastest and largest in the world.

Berg Insight says machines account for 1.4 percent of mobile network connections worldwide

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, 1.4 percent of the mobile network connections worldwide were used for wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) communication at the end of 2009. The shares in the EU and the US were 2.4 percent and 4.3 percent respectively.

Travel Firms’ Initial European Mobile Strategies Should Focus On Convenient Services

Travel is inherently mobile. Now that the promise of location-enhanced services is beginning to be fulfilled on mobile phones, travelers are starting to use their devices as personal travel assistants.

TomTom launches Hotel Booking Service in partnership with Expedia

TomTom and Expedia Affiliate Network (EAN) have signed a partnership agreement to help TomTom customers find accommodation on the move across Europe.
Using the new hotel booking service through their TomTom device, TomTom drivers can avoid the stress of finding that hotels are closed or full for the night in their chosen destination. TomTom drivers also benefit from the great deals that hotels provide through Expedia.

Augmented reality startup Tonchidot raises $4 million, will use virtual goods for revenue

Tonchidot, the Japanese startup behind the augmented reality browser Sekai Camera, raised $4 million from DCM and existing investor ITOCHU Technology Ventures. Augmented reality is a young field that lets you superimpose data and graphics over the real world in a camera viewfinder.

Navteq, Microsoft Partner on Collection Capabilities for 3D Maps

Digital map provider Navteq today announced a new technology agreement that will allow the company to more rapidly deploy innovative collection capabilities and accelerate the collection, creation, and storage of 3D map data and visuals. Navteq and Microsoft have agreed to work together to support technological advancements in this area, through which Navteq will also provide Microsoft Corp. with 3D map data and visuals to power new mapping features.

Nokia 2710 Navigation Edition brings maps, location and navigation to new markets

The new phone is expected to be popular in the developed and developing world alike and has been developed with urban environments, small towns, as well as rural areas in mind.

Turn-by-turn navigation app Mobile Maps India available for all major mobile phone platforms, ranks as no.1 top paid nav app at iTunes in India

Sygic and MapmyIndia, India’s leading map provider, have come together to launch ‘MapmyIndia Sygic Mobile Maps’. The application converts GPS-enabled mobile phones into GPS navigators, allowing seamless travel anywhere in India. The application uses the highly accurate MapmyIndia maps with the power of Sygic software to offer the best GPS navigation solution for mobile phones. It has already become the number 1 grossing mobile application and number 1 top paid navigation app on iPhone iTunes App Store in India.

GPS Tuner Teams with Tele Atlas and DigitalGlobe to Power Rich Visual Navigation Experience for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Tele Atlas and GPS Tuner announced an agreement under which Tele Atlas supplies digital maps on GPS Tuner Atlas, GPS Tuner’s off-road navigation software. The software also uses satellite imagery from DigitalGlobe a leading global provider of commercial, high-resolution, world imagery products and services, to further enhance the user’s visual experience.