GPS Navigation

RIM partners with TomTom for HD Traffic

RIM partners with TomTom for HD Traffic

RIM was at BlackBerry World last week trying to impress the world with the upcoming BlackBerry 10 OS, and its not sitting still even coming off of that event. TomTom has announced a partnership with RIM that will see the Canadian company making use of the HD maps in BlackBerry Traffic, giving users access to accurate maps and precise traffic information.

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Telenav Scout’s ’3 screens’ pushed as Web, Phone, and Car

Telenav Scout’s ’3 screens’ pushed as Web, Phone, and Car

This week the folks at Telenav are speaking on Scout, their newest effort in the mobile space for a fully-integrated GPS-based experience. This application takes on everything Telenav has learned since their inception and makes it a reality on a smartphone - have a peek at the newest update to this app from this past week. In their talks about how the company is growing at a great rate year to year across the earth but especially here in the USA, Telenav touted their "Seamless 3-Screen User Experience", this including oh the phone, in the car, and on your computer at home.

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Telenav touts Scout for 2012 GPS market growth

Telenav touts Scout for 2012 GPS market growth

Today Telenav announced that they're doing quite well, hitting 27 million paid subscribers globally with free subscriptions numbering at 3.3 million as of this quarter. Telenav navigation has had its revenue grow from $12.5 million to $15 million to $35.5 million in the years 2009, 2010, and 2011 - a healthy set of jumps indeed. With a strategy to work with consumers "Everywhere Everyday" as well as to attack "Everything Local," Telenav is set to bring Scout (newly updated) and the rest of their GPS-based services to the USA and areas across the earth in an ever-expanding way through the future.

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Telenav Scout Plus upgrade bursts with features

Telenav Scout Plus upgrade bursts with features

There's a brand new Telenav-powered Scout Plus for iPhone out there this week, complete with voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation bliss aside a stack of upgrades. This version of the app includes a free 30-day trial period with either $9.99 per year or $2.99 per month payments after that. Have a peek at what this upgrade affords users of the fabulous directions-toting app at the top of its game.

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TomTom sat-nav units afflicted with leap year GPS bug

TomTom sat-nav units afflicted with leap year GPS bug

While technology can help to make our lives easier, it can also be extremely frustrating when things stop working. Some TomTom satellite navigation systems have reportedly been affected by a bug that renders them useless. TomTom say that the units are affected by a leap year bug embedded in the software, and that they’re working on a fix.

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TeleNav Scout for Apps brings web-based HTML 5 navigation to light

TeleNav Scout for Apps brings web-based HTML 5 navigation to light

This week the folks at TeleNav have brought forth their newest force in GPS navigation: Scout with HTML 5 powered web-based navigation. This system will allow users to navigate the United States without downloading an application and will allow users to continue turn-by-turn navigation and directions without leaving the application they're in. Voice-guided navigation was never easier for users now with app developers on the cuff of innovation, thanks to TeleNav!

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TomTom GPS systems now offer more Simpsons voices

TomTom GPS systems now offer more Simpsons voices

D'oh! Homer isn't the only Simpsons character who can tell you when the next left turn you'll need to make is. TomTom has just landed a new agreement that brings the blue-headed wife Marge, as well as Mr. Burns into the picture. It isn't talked about as much since the novelty wore off, but celebrity voice guidance is one of TomTom's most distinct differentiating factors over the competition. Personally, we pity the fool who doesn't have Mr. T or someone equally as iconic giving them their turn-by-turn, sattlite-assisted directions.

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Supreme Court rules GPS tracking now needs warrant

Supreme Court rules GPS tracking now needs warrant

In a move on a ruling that very well may put Batman's tights in a bundle, the Supreme Court voted unanimously this week that police, private investigators, and anyone else with a sweet tooth for tracking will have to get a warrant before attaching a GPS device to a vehicle they do not own. Of course monitoring a vehicle's movements had previously been called legal in a case against a drug dealer that'd been tracked for a month without a warrant, but now according to the Supreme Court, this tracking has been deemed "unreasonable." Tracking a person with a GPS device without a warrant is now deemed illegal under the 4th Amendment.

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LightSquared claims FCC GPS interference Bogus

LightSquared claims FCC GPS interference Bogus

In recent weeks, the folks at LightSquared, pushers of ultra high-speed broadband internet for the future, have been under fire from the FCC as their signals seem to have been interfering with GPS in pre-tests. What's going on now is that LightSquared is saying that the results of these tests were rigged. LightSquared's own executive vice president Jeffrey Carlisle's most recent statement even used the word "bogus" to describe the tests at hand.

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