Tech & Innovation

Hardware Club: Accelerating Hardware Startup Worldwide (Podcast) - 10/27/2015

GPS Business News had the opportunity to speak with Barbara Belvisi, co-founder of the Hardware Club. The organisation selects promising hardware startup and help them to overcome the key challenges of developing hardware products: manufacturing and...

Locata Showcases Hyper-Accurate Network Synchronization Tech - 09/23/2015

Locata, a positioning and timing startup based in Australia has been demonstrating TimeLoc, a hyper-accurate network synchronization technology which is 6 orders of magnitude more precise (i.e. ~1 million times better) than the current industry...

Broadcom Announces New GNSS Chipset, Targets Wearables & IoT - 09/15/2015

Broadcom today announced BCM47748, a new GNSS chipset that computes position, velocity and time (PVT) on-chip without accessing a device microcontroller (MCU). "Broadcom is extending its navigation leadership into the IoT ecosystem by helping...

Car-Fi, the Technology That Uses Wi-Fi Hotspots to Connect Cars to the Web - 09/15/2015

In North America, Europe and a significant part of Asia dense urban areas are highly covered with Wi-Fi hotspots, so why not use them to connect cars? This is the idea followed by a team of researchers from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie...

GlobalTop Launched GNSS Module with 9.0 x 9.5 x 2.1 mm Footprint - 08/31/2015

Taiwan-based GlobalTop Technology has launched FireFly X1, a Mediatek-based Multi-GNSS module with a very compact size of 9.0 x 9.5 x 2.1 mm, one of the smallest Multi-GNSS modules in the industry. It uses the latest MediaTek MT3333 engine with full...

In the Heart of TomTom Maps - 08/09/2015

Digital map making has changed significantly in the last couple of years, so at GPS Business News we decided to go see by ourselves what it takes to make a modern map. TomTom hosted us at a couple of days in one of their worldwide map centers located in Lebanon, New Hampshire. This article, along with three videos, relates this experience highlighting both the big and the small picture behind the scene of map making.

What3Words Won Innovation Grand Prix at Cannes Lions Festival - 06/30/2015

what3words, a global addressing system using simple words instead of complex coordinates, won the Innovation Grand Prix at the Cannes Lions advertising festival. A British startup, What3Words divides the entire globe into 57 trillion three-meter...

Samsung Adds SigFox Network to Artik IoT Modules - 06/15/2015

Low power, low bandwidth network supplier Sigfox today announced the integration of its network protocol in the new Samsung ARTIK platform and Samsung Ventures’ investment in the company. Samsung ARTIK is an open platform that’s designed to enable...

Spirent Launches Test Solution for eCall & Era-GLONASS - 06/11/2015

Spirent Communications today unveiled its eCall and ERA-GLONASS In-Vehicle Systems (IVS) test solution to verify the functionality and protocol conformance of the eCall and ERA GLONASS enabled vehicular systems. The Spirent solution can simulate...

Google I/O: Update on Project Tango: Indoor Mapping, Geolocation & AR - 06/01/2015

At the Google I/O conference last week in San Francisco the Mountain View company updated developers about Project Tango, a technology that uses motion tracking, area learning, and depth perception to precisely map an indoor space and locate itself...

The Unlikely Relationship of Usage-Based Motor Insurance and Public Transportation - 12/16/2014

Who would think that one day somebody might pay you for keeping you car at home and taking public transports? Actually this is the concept of a trial managed by Italian motor car insurer UnipoSAI, the Municipality of Milan, Italy, ATM - the Milan...

SPIRIT Navigation Wins 2dn Prize in Microsoft Indoor Loc Competition - 04/22/2015

SPIRIT Navigation won the second prize in the Microsoft Indoor Localization Competition with its infrastructure independent indoor navigation software.The first prize was won by a team of academics with a technology that is contained in a backpack....
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