Nav & Telematics

Fleetmatics Reaches 700,000 Vehicles Under Subscription - 02/25/2016

Fleet management service provider Fleetmatics announced it has exceeded the milestone of 700,000 active vehicles under subscription, adding more than 157,000 vehicles in 2015. Fleetmatics now serves approximately 35,000 customers of all sizes...

Podcast with CloudMade Execs: Making the Car Smarter and Personalized - 02/24/2016

At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, GPS Business News met with CloudMade CEO Juha Christensen and CTO James Brown to talk about their company and its approach to connected cars: making them smarter and personalized thanks to deep learning in the...

Anagog Won Automotive Glomo Award in Barcelona - 02/24/2016

Smart parking startup Anagog has won this week the “Best Mobile Innovation in Automotive Award“ within the GSMA’s Glomo Awards in the Connected Life category. The award ceremony took place at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The Anagog...

Glympse Brings Location Sharing to Galaxy S7 Car Mode - 02/23/2016

Glympse, the real-time, temporary location sharing app, has announced collaboration with Samsung to provide location technology for driving apps and services on the new Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphones. “Our lives are inherently mobile; with Glympse’s...

Samsung Launches 4G OBD Dongle & Partner Ecosystem - 02/21/2016

Samsung Electronics is announcing today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona an OBD dongle based on Tizen operating system that features a 4G connectivity, a Wifi hotspot and many services for the driver (find my car, eco-driving, emergency...

RoadEyes Unveils “Social“ & Connected Dashcam at MWC Barcelona - 02/21/2016

France-based RoadEyes, a worldwide vendor of Dashboard cameras is unveiling at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona a new model, recSMART, that connects to smartphones and is positioned as a “social dash cam“. recSMART connects directly to smartphones...

Octo Telematics Announces 4 Million Connected Vehicles - 02/18/2016

Telematics vendor Octo Telematics, announced that it has reached four million connected users on the roads globally. The company estimates its market share to 36 percent in terms of active Usage-Based Insurance (UBI) policies. Octo Telematics has...

Location Intelligence: CartoDB Acquires Nutiteq for Mobile Expertise - 02/17/2016

Location intelligence company CartoDB has acquired Estonia-based Nutiteq, a provider of a mobile mapping SDK. Nutiteq had more than 15 million unique installations of their SDK, and a roster of clients that includes SeatGeek, LonelyPlanet, iRobot...

Rand McNally OverDryve: Reinventing the PND? - 02/11/2016

The PND market continued to decline in 2015, especially in the United States (more than 20% down). With 3.2 million units shipped last year the business is starting to become a ghost computer electronics category. Neither TomTom nor Garmin have...

Garmin to Acquire Delorme, Extends Into Satellite Tracking Devices - 02/11/2016

GPS maker Garmin today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of DeLorme, a privately-held company that designs and markets consumer-based satellite tracking devices with two-way communication and...

INRIX Claims Better Parking Data Than Parkopedia But Study Non Conclusive - 02/11/2016

At the end of January, INRIX, who bought off-street parking data startup Parkme in September 2015, published a press release and set up an online webinar claiming that their parking data is better than their competitor Parkopedia. To prove their...

Geofeedia Raised $17 Million in Growth Capital - 02/04/2016

Geofeedia, a provider of real-time location-based social media intelligence, received $17 million in funding led by Silversmith Capital Partners’ $15 million investment with participation from existing investors. The capital will fund further...
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