Nav & Telematics

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...

Parclick Acquires YesWePark - 02/03/2016

Parclick, the leading Spanish company in online parking reservations, has strengthened its market share in Spain with the acquisition of a smaller competitor, YesWePark, a company specializing in online per-hour parking reservations. Parclick offers...

Cellepathy Wins Auto App Challenge - 01/28/2016

Israeli startup Cellepathy has won yesterday the Auto App Challenge, a competition organized by GPS Business News. The final of the Auto App Challenge was held in Brussels at the 2016 ConnecteDriver conference. Held for the third year, the Auto App...

NNG Supplies Navigation to Renault for Espace, Kadjar, Talisman and Megane - 01/28/2016

Renault’s latest flagship vehicles are currently running on iGO Navigation from NNG, the Hungary-based navigation vendor announced this week. These models feature the infotainment system R-Link 2, which is outfitted with NNG’s navigation solution....

Openstreetmap Founder Steve Coast Left TeleNav, to Advise Navmii on Maps - 01/25/2016

Steve Coast, the founder of mapping community Openstreetmap (OSM), has left TeleNav and just joined Navmii as a strategic board advisor. Coast served two years and half at TeleNav where he was in charge of Openstreetmap related projects and...

BMW Group, Renault, Hyundai & Toyota to Attend ConnecteDriver - 01/21/2016

ConnecteDriver, the automotive event founded by GPS Business News will take place next week in Brussels for the third year. The event, sponsored by TomTom and V-Traffic is gathering a number of car companies, tier one automotive suppliers and the...

Parknav to Supply On-Street Parking Data to INRIX in Germany - 01/20/2016

Parking data startup Parknav announced today it will supply to INRIX its real-time street parking availability information in Germany. This licensing agreement adds more than 20 German cities to INRIX On-Street Parking, bringing its total coverage...

Renault & CloudMade: Self-Learning Cars for Smoother Driving - 01/19/2016

Silicon Valley-based CloudMade has been working with Renault for a couple of years and now the two companies are going public with their partnership. CloudMade had been know some years ago or its technology solutions around Openstreetmap data. But...

PlaceIQ Raised $25 Million Funding in Series D Round - 01/19/2016

New York City-based mobile consumer behavior startup PlaceIQ has raised and additional $25 million funding in a Series D round led by Harmony Partners with participation of existing investors. Since its inception in 2010, PlaceIQ raised a total of...

Ford Introduces FordPass, (Smart) Mobility Platform - 01/14/2016

Ford has introduced this week FordPass, a platform designed to help members - Ford owners or not - with mobility services. FordPass, which is launching this spring, allows members to reserve and pay for parking (via Parkopedia and Parkwhiz), access...
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