NAVTEQ Launches Advanced Mapping Collection Technology

NAVTEQ today announced NAVTEQ True, the company’s new mapping collection system. NAVTEQ is beginning the roll out of this new technology in its US fleet of field collection vehicles, further enhancing the company’s ability to deliver a growing range of high quality digital map data.

Google Offers New Model for Consumers to Buy a Mobile Phone

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.

NetLogic Microsystems Powers the Connected Car at CES 2010

At CES 2010, NetLogic Microsystems will be showcasing innovative connected automotive solutions from leading customers that are powered by NetLogic Microsystems’ Alchemy processors.

German hacker claims to have the key to GSM code

German hacker Karsten Nohl said last week that he has fulfilled his promise of cracking the GSM encryption code that protects phone calls from eavesdroppers while they traverse the airwaves. This project could significantly lower barriers for those with more malevolent intent.

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.