Posts Tagged ‘LBS’

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]

Making Foursquare Work for Business. Could Dealerships Learn Something?

Mashable.com has 5 ways brands are using Foursquare to boost their business. The article talks about how the Wynn Las Vegas, City of Chicago, Lucky Magazine, Tasti D-Lite, and Starbucks are using Foursquare to increase customer engagement, loyalty and satisfaction within the check-in and badges framework of the location based application. Maybe this type of […]

Where Do Kids Fit Into Telematics Strategies?

Where do kids fall into the world of in-car apps? In the April 2010 edition of Fast Company Anya Kamenetz talks about how technology is impacting childhood creativity and the way kids learn.  It’s a great read and you should definitely click through the link at the bottom, but first I want to talk about […]

Bringing Telematics To Cars Without Them

Your ’97 Accord doesn’t have remote diagnostic reporting, geo-fencing, trip logging, yada, yada yada?  Well, for $200, now it can! Motolingo’s Motoriety is a system to bring telematics features to your older car’s OBDII port and represents a creative little bit of tech. Using the vehicle’s OBDII data port and bluetooth connectivity Motoriety will collect […]

Challenges with Telematics Adoption

We’ve previously discussed some issues with the telematics business case and while its clear to many that the market is there someone does have to make the numbers work before any feature can be broadly adopted. On Telematics Update, Andrew Tolve highlights that CES this year marked the first time OEMs were perceived to be […]

Telematics Update Conversation with Gary Gale, Dir of Engineering, Yahoo! Geo Technologies

Telematics Update spoke with the Director of Engineering for the Geo Technologies group at Yahoo!, Gary Gale. Mr. Gale took a few moments to discuss the Geo Technologies group and his views on where technology is going.  In defining the GeoTech group he gave a great definition for what many location based service companies are […]

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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