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inTELEMATICStoday.com LinkedIn Group

inTELEMATICStoday.com has launched our LinkedIn group.  Join in for the latest news and conversations in the world of automotive telematics.  inTELEMATICStoday.com is going strong and now we can interact on the largest business networking social media site in existence.  Check in regularly for news and discussions from around the telematics, wireless, automotive industries and much […]

A Brief History of Location Finding Technology

Mashable is running this great infographic / timeline of the history of technologies used to find location.  From smoke signals to the modern day smartphone we’ve come a long way.  Check out the graphic below (click to enlarge). via [mashable]

Location Awareness Keeps On Rolling

In his article on NYT.com David Carr talks about the pervasiveness of location based services at South by Southwest. Facebook, Twitter, Google, Apple and more have introduced location enabled apps or features and we are just at the leading edge of adoption among users. In particular, Carr talks about Gowalla and Foursquare, to location based […]

INRIX 2009 National Traffic Scorecard

INRIX’s National Traffic Scored 2009 Annual Report provides year over year insight into traffic patterns nationally. The high level point is that traffic dropped 30% starting in late 2007, bottomed in Q2’09 and is on the rise again.  This pace of this rise though is driven in large part ‘by the pace of economic recovery […]

MyFord Touch Feature Spotlight: Navigation

Ford’s announcement that navigation features will come standard as part of the MyFord and Sync packages marks the first real foray by an OEM into the world of low cost navigation solutions. We’ve already discussed the Traffic, Directions and Information feature so today we’re focusing on the MyFord system which includes the more traditional method […]

NAVTEQ Doubles In-Vehicle Penetration (By Model) in 2009

NAVTEQ reported that in 2009 their total model availability doubled from 66 in 2008 to 133 continuing the 100% growth from 2007 to 2008. That’s a pretty good growth curve though counting model availability is probably the least indicative way possible to count something in the automotive industry (obviously unit volume matters much more…I’ll see […]

From TechtoLiveBy: Heat Index – 4 Technologies to Watch in 2010

Sister site TechtoLiveBy.com highlights 4 consumer technologies to watch in 2010: 4G Wireless, 3D, GeoLocation,  and Google. Of the 4 3D is the one that wont have any near term impact (if ever) on the automotive telematics market. We’ve already discussed one way Google is shaping the future of real-time traffic and the additonal handsets […]

Traffic Data Will Be a Battlezone in 2010

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Strategy Analytics’ Roger Lanctot talks about traffic data and it’s evolution in 2010.  In particular he highlights the need for better incident data and his view of the three technologies that will lead that charge. The solutions will come in 2010 from three key sources: mobile-phone-based crowd-sourced info, traffic cameras and, perhaps, vehicle-mounted cameras. The […]

Twitter Is Poised to Lead Real-Time Incident Data

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Twitter recently purchased Mixer Labs and their GeoAPI.  The GeoAPI is a robust set of applications (web services for the technically minded) that will allow developers to actively create, query, and otherwise interact with geolocation data.  This means standardized geolocation lookups across all the different Twitter apps and access methods. The addition of these features  […]

Google Maps Navigation Will Change Mapping in 2010

In anticipation of the Verizon’s launch of the Motorola Droid Google released Google Maps Navigation. This is the standard Google Maps we’ve all come to learn and love extended to a fully functional portable navigation device…really a natural evolution of Google Maps and Google’s release of the Android operating system. I’ve been wondering for many […]

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