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TomTom and Bosch collaborate on radar localisation map layer for Autonomous Driving

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TomTom and Bosch have announced the creation of an HD map with integrated Radar Road Signature layer for the localisation of vehicles in autonomous driving. The Radar Road Signature layer will allow automated vehicles to determine their exact location on a road down to a few centimeters, working in conjunction …

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Geely urges the Chinese government to relax the restrictions on mapping in the country


As the technology advances the legislations and regulations also need to evolve. As in the US, the car makers have been urging the legislators to relax the rules regarding the testing of autonomous vehicles, the situation is not very different in China. In China, the car manufacturing company Geely has …

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Uber mapping roads in Asia


Uber has got itself engaged in mapping roads in Asia. By doing this the company aims to improve its service in the region for both drivers and passengers.  The company  has deployed mapping cars in Singapore for the purpose. The maps that are already available has a lot of information which is …

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Nokia HERE buys Desti, integrates AI into mapping platform


Published: June 2, 2014| Finland Nokia has acquired Desti, a mapping startup and app maker that uses artificial intelligence and natural language processing.  As part of the deal, the existing Desti app will be shut down within 90 days according to Don Zereski, VP of search and discovery at HERE.  The …

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Telenav launches crowd-sourced mapping for navigation


  US: Telenav has announced that Steve Coast, founder of OpenStreetMap (OSM), has joined the company to lead its crowd-sourced mapping initiatives for Scout GPS navigation services. Telenav will initially launch OSM in Scout for Browsers (m.scout.me), the world’s first HTML5-based, voice-guided, turn by turn navigation service and become the …

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HERE brings real-time traffic to Esri’s GIS mapping software


Finland: HERE, a Nokia business,  has announced that it is bringing its real-time traffic information to Esri for use in its Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping software used by enterprise and government fleet management companies. HERE Traffic will help Esri enhance its web and cloud location platform with more precise …

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Skobbler returns with new android app for navigation and mapping


Germany: According to a recent news, Skobbler has announced their return to Google Play with an app that offers online and offline functionality for mapping and turn-by-turn navigation. As usual Skobbler is using data from Openstreetmap. As in news, While Skobbler had made Android apps for a while, they withdraw …

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Alibaba to invest $294 million in AutoNavi


China: Alibaba Group has announced to take a 28 per cent stake in digital mapping company AutoNavi Holdings as part of Alibaba’s move to boost its competitiveness by expanding its product lineup. Unlisted Alibaba will invest $294 million to become the largest shareholder in the Chinese-based firm, according to a statement …

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Nokia powers SAP TwoGo with its HERE platform


Germany: according to a recent news, Nokia is supporting SAP in its effort to combine mobility and sustainability by powering the TwoGo car-sharing service with HERE mapping. SAP selected HERE as location backbone for their TwoGo car-sharing service because it delivers the world’s best maps and location experiences across multiple …

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NexTraq’s fleet tracking solution integrated with TOA Technologies’ field services management solution

USA: NexTraq has announced the integration of fleet tracking solution with TOA Technologies’ ETAdirect solution. The integration enable NexTraq customers with a comprehensive mobile workforce management system that offers capabilities including fleet tracking, optimized scheduling and dispatching capabilities. The integration with NexTraq and ETAdirect enables companies to import detailed GPS …

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