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    Connected Car Show: Issues Arise as Automakers Look to Autonomous Vehicles

    Hacking, Privacy, and Consumer Acceptance Top the List Vehicle styling, speed and looks took the back seat while capabilities driven by GPS, sensors and data were up front at this week’sLos Angeles Auto Show’s Connected Car Expo. Privacy and security, distractibility and safety, and human interfaces were all hot issues. The terms connected car and autonomous cars were being used interchangeably, as a continuum of an evolving set of capabilities. The least-asked question: If...

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GPS World

  • Nov 20, 2014

    Topcon Acquires in-Cab Mounted Console Manufacturer

    Topcon Positioning Group hascompleted the acquisition of Wachendorff Elektronik GmbH and Wachendorff Electronics Inc. in a private transaction. Wachendorff Elektronik GmbH and its U.S. subsidiary Wachendorff Electronics, Inc., are manufacturers of in-cabin mounted consoles for the industrial vehicle market in the agricultural and construction industries. “This acquisition is a key ingredient of our global strategy to strengthen our ability to serve original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and establish the foundation for Topcon manufacturing in Europe,” saidRay O’Connor, Topcon Positioning Group president and CEO....

GPS World

  • Nov 20, 2014

    Buddy Launches Platform to Access Connected Device Data

    Buddy Platform, Inc.,has launched itsnew platform that hosts and manages data generated by any connected device, enabling measurement of a device from the moment it’s turned on throughout its entire lifecycle. This data, often referred to as “telemetry data,” conveys information about the performance and usage of the device, and is now accessible from any common BI tool. Buddy helps answer the question, “How is this device being used?” and “Is it performing like we designed it to?”....

GPS World

  • Nov 20, 2014

    CSR Launches SDK for Precise Indoor Location Apps

    SiRFusion SDK brings plug-and-play simplicity to Android app developers. CSR plctoday announced the launch of itsSiRFusion Software Development Kit(SDK) for Android application developers. The solution enables indoor positioning for Android developers looking to create next-generation apps. Developers can now leverage the SiRFusion library to rapidly integrate new location-based capabilities and services such as indoor location tagging and analytics for social networking...

GPS World

  • Nov 20, 2014

    AT&T, LG to Collaborate on Connected Cars

    Since the AT&T Drive Studio opened in January 2014, twelve companies have joined AT&T there in an effort to collaborate and develop new services for theconnected carof the future.The latest company to join isLG Electronics, which signed on November 18. AT&T Drive Studio is a connected car center for innovation and research. Its sponsorship agreement with LG allows the companies to collaborate on the AT&T Drive platform to support services on automotive-grade hardware and equipment for tomorrow’s connected...

GPS World

  • Nov 20, 2014

    Denso Tests Autonomous Cars on Japan Roads

    DensoCorp. began testing advanced driving support technology on a public road in Aichi Prefecture, Japan, this past June. Densois testing automated driving scenarios in a single lane and testing automatic lane changes, as well as other driving maneuvers. Denso’s goal is to develop technologies that reduce driver workload and assist in safe driving. Previously, Densotested this technology on its test course in Japan. Denso’sgoal with public road testing is to identify,...

GPS World

  • Nov 20, 2014

    Autonomous Vehicles Are Coming…But When?

    IAV Automotive Engineering test vehicle. The autonomous, or driverless, vehicle market seems to be a big side topic at connected car conferences. Location technology will continue to play a role in the development of autonomous vehicle markets. However, many view a fully autonomous vehicle to be more than 10 years away — these are usually folks from the auto industry or academia. Others, those who lurk around Silicon Valley, believe that driverless cars will...

GPS World

  • Nov 20, 2014

    Spectracom Offers Master Clock/GPS/Inertial Module for Intelligence

    Spectracom’s Geo-PNT integrates precision references for position, attitude, and timing. A new combination master clock and GPS-aided inertial navigation systemis now available to reduce redundant subsystems in mobile applications. The Geo-PNT integrates precision references for position, attitude, and timing all in one box.Applications include radar, optoelectronic sensing, electronic warfare, satcom on the move, and mobile test platforms. Geo-PNT benefits any mobile intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) platform, because signal/electronic intelligence applications...

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VerySpatial

  • Nov 19, 2014

    GIS DAY 15th Anniversary: Take the way back machine

    Take the way back machine to the first GIS Day in Spring of 1999.ESRI ARC News Online announced GIS Day 1999 Slated for November! According to the press release, ESRI told users to“Get ready to learn more about GIS and geography. The National Geographic Society, the Association of American Geographers (AAG), and Esri are announcing the first annual GIS Day to be held November 19, 1999–the Friday of Geography Awareness Week (November 14-20, 1999)”. According to Jack...

Slashgeo

  • Nov 19, 2014

    GIS Day 2014, Geography Awareness Week and OSMGeoWeek

    That’s right, that’s today, the annual GIS Day! Which as usual comes in the middle of the Geography Awareness Week. What is new as far as I’m aware is OpenStreetMap and National Geographic teaming together for this year’s Geography Awareness Week. Here’s about this OSMGeoWeek: “National Geographic, the U.S. Department of State (MapGive), the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, Missing Maps and OpenStreetMap US are hosting mapping events at colleges, universities...

Wired

Wired

Slashgeo

  • Nov 18, 2014

    Tag at Hot Tourist Spots with GIS

    Tourism management is highly relevant with locations, so GIS is useful to find out better solutions. However, traditional research consumes a lot of time on data collecting, and is limited to sample amounts. With modern technologies, photos can be taken with coordinate info, and GIS can help researchers effectively analyze tourist hot spots in an easy-to-understand way. Researchers gather public photos of Penghu Islands, a famous tourist place in Taiwan, from the well-known photo-sharing website, flickr, which provides numerous geotagging photos...

Slashgeo

  • Nov 18, 2014

    SuperGIS Webinar: Monitor Environment Changes with 3D GIS Tech

    Supergeo is going to hold a webinar to show how 3D GIS can be applied to rapid changes of natural and urban environments with SuperGIS 3D Earth Server 3.2, the enterprise server software for distributing various elevation and 3D GIS data. With the urban development and decreasing of resources, environmental changes become a critical issue. When natural and human-made disasters occur in urban area, how do we respond and minimize the damage with GIS Technologies in advance? In this webinar, these topics...

Spatial Source

Spatial Source

Spatial Source

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VerySpatial

  • Nov 16, 2014

    A VerySpatial Podcast – Episode 487

    A VerySpatial Podcast Shownotes – Episode 487 16 November 2014 Main Topic: Our conversation on the GAW 2014 theme of “The Future of Food” Click to directly download MP3 Click to directly download AAC http://traffic.libsyn.com/avsp/AVSP_Episode487.mp3 Click for the detailed shownotes Music Been There by Ex Norwegian News Geologists found not guilty of causing deaths in Italy earthquake ESA’s Rosetta mission lands Philae...