Daimler trucks use GPS data to save fuel

Available on the Mercedes-Benz Actros, Predictive Power Control takes advantage of topographic data programmed into the truck’s GPS in order to properly shift the truck’s 12-speed automatic transmission on grades. It can also activate the Actros’ “EcoRoll” function, which lets the truck coast in neutral when its safe to do so. Fitted to a truck…

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TomTom Debuts 6-Inch PND in Europe

Dutch GPS maker TomTom today introduced a new Personal Navigation Device (PND) that features a 6-inch touchscreen display.The so-called Start 60 is available immediately and cost €200. Besides its large screen size the device is relatively basic in terms of feature, and mostly targets new PND owners, without the bell and whistles of connected services.…

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TomTom expands its Navigable Map

Dutch navigation provider TomTom today announced the availability of its latest map product update that covers more than 200 countries and territories globally, with navigable coverage for 109 countries or 36 million kilometres of roads.Some of the enhancements include: – Continued expansion in India with the addition of over 2,000 km of roads in 47…

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U.S. Consumers Have Privacy Concerns with LBS

58 percent of consumers who have a smartphone or tablet use location-based applications, despite concerns about safety and use of their personal information for marketing purposes, according to a survey from non profit global information security association ISACA. A telephone poll of 1,000 Americans shows that many people are concerned about geolocation: – Top concerns…

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Nokia real-time traffic in India

Nokia has announced an add-on to its mobile navigation software Drive in India with the introduction of real-time traffic for its smartphone users in Delhi and Mumbai. The service will be available on select Nokia smartphones like Nokia N8, Nokia 700, Nokia 701, Nokia E6, Nokia Lumia 800 and Nokia Lumia 710. The service is…

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