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This week at the Geneva Motor Show Apple unveiled CarPlay, its technology to emulate iPhone apps on a car screen. This announcement has been seen by many as an answer to Google that announced at the CES show in January its Open Automotive Alliance (OAA), “committed to bringing the Android platform to cars starting in 2014.“
But understanding these announcements as a frontal competition between Apple and Google in the automotive industry is a misunderstanding of the long term goals of the two American companies. Here is why.
According to several Waze beta testers, an email received from the company on Sunday indicates that there will be changes to the application in France regarding the reporting and display of speed cameras: “French enforcement changes: - This mode is enabled only in France - When approaching an area...
Google and Audi have been working together for years to bring new features to drivers. However, according to the Wall Street Journal, the car maker and the web giant might announce a new chapter in their collaboration next week at the CES trade show in Las Vegas. Based on information sourced by the...
Coyote CEO Didier Quillot yesterday talked with GPS Business News about his growing frustration to see Waze, the mobile applications company acquired by Google six months ago not complying with a two years old French law banning speedcam warning systems. GPS Business News: What is the problem with...
According to ComScore Apple Maps has reached 25.6 percent smartphone app audience (38 million users) in the United States in September 2013 while Google Maps is down to 43 percent - 63.6 million users (across iOS and Android platforms) in the third quarter 2013. Comparatively, in the three months...
A University of Michigan study, commissioned by TomTom and published on Monday, has benchmarked real-time traffic systems from TomTom, Google, INRIX and Nokia HERE (on a Garmin device). The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) undertook a ‘jam hunt analysis’, using six...
Last week Nokia HERE - i.e. NAVTEQ - announced “the launch of a community mapping pilot programm in India, the first major country where HERE will combine its industrial data collection methods with a crowd mapping initiative.“ The company said they will work directly with “handpicked local experts...
HERE, the LBS business of Nokia has licensed its indoor maps to Qualcomm in order for the chipset maker to improve the accuracy of their IZat indoor location engine. Qualcomm said that it will help them “deliver more precise positioning - within 3-5 meters - to mobile devices inside buildings.“ Map...
Almost half of all smartphones sold in Europe are a Samsung according to sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech for the three months ended May 2013. As a result Android market share in EU 5 (Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Spain) is up from 61.3% a year ago to 70.4%, against 17.8% for...
Google last week published a blog post indicating that its map crowdsourcing community has reached 40,000 monthly users and is now opened in the United Kingdom. As this community grows one could really wonder what is the incentive for people to dedicate free labor to Google? It might be that some...
Last week the U.S. patent and Trademark Office awarded Google a new patent that uses a phone’s GPS location and related server-based weather data to determine an ambient lighting value used for adjusting camera settings. The parameters could include cloudiness, temperature and moisture indicators,...
Neustar Localeze and 15miles, helped by Comscore have published today the Sixth Annual comScore Local Search Usage Study that gives a wealth of details about the state of the customer usage in terms of local search. It also shows the winners and losers in this market. It is very interesting to see...
According to the Wall Street Journal, later confirmed by Apple itself, indoor location technology start-up WIFISLAM has been acquired by the Cupertino company. The price of the transaction is rumored to be in the range of $20 million. WIFISLAM was created in December 2010 and its technology first...
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