Less CO2 emissions, increased safety in traffic and improved life for patients is enabled by the recently launched technical platform solely built for reliable M2M data communication. Products, devices and vehicles are increasingly equipped with embedded mobile connectivity to further enhance product offering, enable new services and cut costs.
AT&T has introduced a GPS-enabled USB device, the USBConnect Velocity from Option. The Velocity is the first GPS-enabled LaptopConnect device from AT&T, opening the door to location-based applications, AT&T said.
GyPSii and Telmap have partnered to develop and introduce advanced location-based social networking as part of Telmap’s Mobile Location Companion.
In a recent posting on its iPhone developer site, Apple informed developers how the Core Location framework for the iPhone allows third parties to build applications which know where end users are and can deliver information based on their location, such as local weather, nearby restaurants, ATMs, and other location-based information.
The 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas was down in attendance last year—some estimate as much as 40 percent. However, a new feeling of optimism, and several product rollouts, made this year’s edition seem livelier—even in a down economy. Ford, once again, is touting new features for its Sync telematics system and other companies are following along.
Google has now enabled “Near Me Now” on the iPhone and Android web browsers, whereas before it only worked in the Google Maps application. The usage model is simple enough, just type in google.com, click on “Near Me Now” and then look at what’s around you.
This high-profile conference offers any company active in the navigation/location/mobile industry to have the opportunity of keeping a professional elevator pitch during the Galileo Application Days 2010.
Google Inc. today unveiled a new way for consumers to purchase an Android mobile phone, a web store hosted by Google. The company is also launching the first phone offered through this new model, called the Nexus One, which combines the latest in hardware from HTC Corporation with the newest Android software.
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 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.