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Google announced yesterday Eddystone, an open protocol specification that defines a Bluetooth low energy (BLE) message format for proximity beacon messages. The specification describes several different frame types that may be used individually or in combinations to create beacons that can be used...
Google’s subsidiary Waze has launched a new mobile application called RideWith, a short distance, home to work, carpooling service that is in trial in the Gush Dan region of Israel, i.e. the pulsing hub of the country around Tel Aviv with 1.6 million inhabitants. The service pairs commuters looking...
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 in it. The technology is running on a tablet which...
For the 2016 model year, Chevrolet will offer Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility in 14 car models, starting with the 2016 Cruze compact car, which will debut on June 24, the GM brand announced today. “For most of us, our smartphones are essential,” said Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors....
This week Google announced that Waze has become a Google Mobile Service (GMS) with preinstall option on mobile devices. OEMs and carriers can now preinstall the app on their handsets so that users can use Waze directly on their phones straight out of the box. It will be interesting to see how many...
American luxury car maker Lincoln (a subsidiary of Ford), has announced an integration with Now cards in the Google app offering a new notification opportunity for drivers to remotely start their vehicle. When connected via the embedded modem available on the 2015 Lincoln MKC and MKZ and coming to...
In an interview with CNET, David Singleton, Director of Engineering for Android Wear announced several updates for Google’s smart watches operating system, among them GPS support. “We’re introducing GPS support for the platform. So that's obviously only for devices that have the GPS hardware. But...
In announcing last week the names of 25 car makers who joined its Open Automotive Alliance (OAA) Google marked a milestone in the auto industry. This is clearly a huge, strategic mistake for these automotive companies who are hindering long term value for short term benefit.
Today many commentators are understanding Android Auto as a direct answer to Apple’s CarPlay. Surely it is, but this is anecdotical compared to the big picture. Here is why.
Confirming earlier rumors (read here), Google announced today that it has entered into an agreement to buy Skybox Imaging for “$500 million in cash, subject to adjustments.“ “Skybox’s satellites will help keep Google Maps accurate with up-to-date imagery. Over time, we also hope that Skybox’s team...
IDC published this week their quarterly mobile phone tracker that gives estimates about the current sales and forecasts into 2018. Worldwide smartphone shipments will reach a total of 1.2 billion units in 2014, marking a 23.1% increase from the 1.0 billion units shipped in 2013. From there, total...
Google is not a newbie in self-driving car technology, but yesterday the Mountain View company went a step further in introducing its first home-designed driverless car. The car will seat two people, propulsion will be electric, and at the start it will be limited to 25mph (40km/h) to help ensure...
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