AutoNavi’s MiniMap

Chinese map maker and LBS provider AutoNavi today announced that the user base of its mobile mapping application MiniMap had reached 12.5 million as of March 15, 2011, up over 180% from 4.4 million one year ago. The Company reported over 2.2 million active users in the month of February, 2011. Minimap offers digital maps,…

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New Car Connectivity Consortium

Nokia announced the launch of the Car Connectivity Consortium, a new industry body gathering car and phone makers working on common industry standards. The founding fathers include Daimler, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota, Volkswagen Alpine, Panasonic, LG, Nokia and Samsung. Nokia sais that the Car Connectivity Consortium is an open alliance that will focus on…

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u-blox and Cellular Positioning

Swiss provider of GPS and GSM modules and chipsets u-blox has introduced today CellLocate, a cellular location technology based on GSM base station attributes. CellLocate is a feature available on u-blox’s LEON GSM/GPRS module family. “GPS positioning works fine in open sky conditions, but falls short when deep inside buildings, airports, tunnels, underground parking and…

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