Reasons, You Are a Safer Driver With GPS

Your first and most important job is staying aware of your environment and keeping your vehicle where it belongs. In-car GPS is a potential distraction, and “distracted driving” as the safety experts call it, is a common cause of accidents. That said, you are a much safer driver overall if you use your in-car GPS…

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Southeast Asia Smartphone market will rise 39% by 2015

Canalys, market research firm expects annual growth rate (CAGR) of 39% until 2015 for the Southeast Asia smartphone market. On the vendor front, Nokia will continue to face pressure as a result of its ongoing strategy and platform transitions. However, with its wide distribution network capable of pushing significant volumes, Canalys believes that the vendor…

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Fleet Management Systems in Europe reach 5m by 2015

Analyst firm Berg Insight in a new report predicts that the number of active fleet management systems deployed in commercial vehicle fleets in Europe is expected to reach 5.0 million by 2015, growing from 2.0 million in the last quarter of 2010. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) is expected to be 20.7 percent over…

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Satnav wristwatch from the 1920s

According to Metro a 76 year old Londoner Maurice Collins has been named Britain’s “Best Collector” in a Bid TV competition. One “thingamabob”, as he puts it, that Maurice is in proud possession of, is a 1920s wristwatch-style “satnav”, thought to be the first ever navigation device for motorists. The wrist-worn “Route Indicator” is equipped…

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NAVTEQ Integrated into Nokia

Nokia announced the integration of its digital maps subsidiary NAVTEQ into a new Location & Commerce business unit formed at Nokia.  The mission statement of the new unit is the following: “the Location & Commerce business will develop a new class of integrated social location products and services for consumers, as well as platform services…

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