Ludovic Privat is the co-founder and editor of GPS Business News.
Ludovic is a worldwide recognized expert in the Location-based services industry. He is providing consulting services to large and small companies in the field of location-based advertising, connected car services, GPS navigation, speedcam warning and traffic services, among others.
He has been a panel moderator and speaker at events such as the Consumer Electronics Show, Galileo Application Day, Le Mobile 2.0., GENIVI conference, Future of Nav, Metro'Num and local seminars organized by Ordnance Survey Ireland and Ordnance Survey UK.
Prior to GPS Business News Ludovic was responsible of pan-European public relations at GPS device manufacturer Navman. Earlier in his career he worked as consultant in public relations and marketing for technology companies. In that role he contributed to the launch of flagship mobile and consumer electronics devices such as the TomTom GO or the Handspring Visor and Treo.
Ludovic holds a master degree in political science. Based in Versailles, France, he has been living in several European countries, Africa and the United States. He speaks English, French and Italian.
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Indoor location Panel discussion (Video) with Connexient, Schneider Electric, Unibail Rodamco, SNCF & Pole Star
Mobile navigation software vendor NDrive has launched at CES in Las Vegas a new navigation solution called Karta Automotive. The software can be used as a built-in or brought-in solution by car manufacturers. As a solution built in the dashbaord it connects the car to NDrive’s mobile services via...
Amsterdam-based location data management company Navads has been selected by Shell as its global provider of location data management services. Managing 35,000 of Shell’s fuel retail locations worldwide, Navads ensures optimal visibility for Shell across mainstream navigation devices and apps. As...
Yesterday in Brussels four innovative companies in the geo-location and IoT markets received awards as part of the Geo IoT World conference. The Geo IoT Award for IoT Solutions Empowered by GNSS was presented to UbiGNSS by UBISCALE. The company based in France provides a low power system for GNSS...
Usage-Based Insurance (UBI), also known as telematics-based insurance, is increasingly being adopted worldwide, according to a new report by Visiongain. According to the research firm, UBI will account for 33 million policyholders in 2016, a significant increase over the 21.7 million policyholders...
At the Internet of Things World in Santa Clara GPS Business News met with Navigine, a Russian company providing indoor positioning, navigation and tracking. Navigine offers indoor navigation with Bluetooth beacons and mobile apps, but also indoor tracking with bluetooth tags and a Bluetooth antenna...
Comtech, which recently acquired Telecommunication Systems (TCS), announced today at Internet of Things World in Santa Clara the launch of a cloud-based hybrid positioning engine. This cloud platform, using the technology developed by Loctronix - a company acquired one year ago - uses all signals...
Fleet management system vendor ABAX has announced the acquisition of two Swedish companies: Accessor Sverige AB and Ctrack Sweden AB, its sixth and seventh acquisitions in Europe since 2014. The acquisitions will add around 10,000 vehicles to ABAX’s existing subscription base, taking the total to...
Last week in Paris the GENIVI alliance, which provides an Open Source Linux distribution for in-car infotainment, held their all-members meeting that gathered 400 delegates. At the event the organisation demonstrated the Remote Vehicle Interaction (RVI) software, which handles the connectivity of...
Garmin yesterday announced a new fitness tracker called Vivomove which comes as a waterproof analog watch with one year battery life. This new watch offers the same concept as the Withings Activité, a nice looking analog watch with fitness tracking inside. The Vivomove face features two bars that...
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