Auto electronics, sat nav

Windows 7 to Drive Embedded Automobile Systems

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Windows 7 to Drive Embedded Automobile Systems

Windows Embedded Automotive 7, available to select car makers and suppliers, offers Silverlight support for touch based UIs, text-to-speech technology, 3rd party plugin expandability and streamlined device connectivity.

MBusiness Unit GM Kevin Dallas says the system will bring the best in entertainment and productivity solutions to drivers and passengers around the world.

Fiat, Nissan and Ford will Continue reading...

Car Diagnostics Through Smartphone

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Car Diagnostics Through Smartphone

Mavizon's Autobot plugs into the car's diagnostic port and connects to Mavizon's network. Once user creates an online Autobot account, it automatically syncs with Mavizon's cloud-based system, where it keeps track of car diagnostics and more.

Users log in to access car:  users can start, lock, map and check vehicle vital signs.

Autobot also offers security features...stolen car mapping, stopping, Continue reading...

2014: Galileo to Increase SatNav Market in EU

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2014: Galileo to Increase SatNav Market in EU

According to the European GNSS Authority (GSA) the market for satellite-based navigation services and products will reach €250 billion by 2030, with Galileo increasing market value by €14 billion over the 2010-2027 period.

Once operational in 2014 Galileo's configuration of 30 medium Earth orbit satellites is to provide reliable uninterrupted service. It will also possess a built-in reliability Continue reading...

GPS Handsets Find Their Way

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GPS Handsets Find Their Way

Who ever knew so many people felt so lost?

Those mobile subscribers who download navigation routes and turn-by-turn navigation instructions (using their mobile handsets) increased 2X from H1 2008 to H1 2009, reports Berg Insight.

Now at 28m, the GPS subscriber base will grow an avg. of 33.7% per year to reach 160m users WW in 2015.

In USA and Japan with mass market GPS handsets, mobile Continue reading...

Google Shocks Sat-Nav Market

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Google Shocks Sat-Nav Market

Google unveils its for-free live sat-nav for mobiles.

Google promises free real-time, turn-by-turn directions for people following their phones. The Motorola Droid will be their 1st mobile equipped.

Maps Navigation includes a search engine to find addresses, Street View gives photos of locations and live traffic data make the system state-of-the-art.TomTom mobile sat-nav app now costs up to Continue reading...

PNDs in Europe

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PNDs Break Sales Records in Europe

Who ever knew so many of us were so lost? Europeans bought 18.1 million units in 2008 (3 million more than 2007, and up 20%, says GfK. And at the average price of 192 euro, we made up 45% of the world market.

Germany led with 4.375 million PNDs sold, 22% up from 2007. Sales in E. Europe increased by 600,000 to reach 1.5 m compared to 16.6 m in W. Europe (up 15% from Continue reading...

PNDs in Europe

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PNDs Break Sales Records in Europe

Who ever knew so many of us were so lost? Europeans bought 18.1 million units in 2008 (3 million more than 2007, and up 20%, says GfK. And at the average price of 192 euro, we made up 45% of the world market.

Germany led with 4.375 million PNDs sold, 22% up from 2007. Sales in E. Europe increased by 600,000 to reach 1.5 m compared to 16.6 m in W. Europe (up 15% Continue reading...

Bosch Divest Blaupunkt

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Bosch sells off their Blaupunkt car stereo unit. Blaupunkt’s aftermarket and audio components business becomes an independent company, while Bosch continues in OEM car electronics.

Proud new owner is Aurelius Group, a German holding company specializing in buying up medium-sized companies in throes of restructuring. Blaupunkt is at CES and will show "the first Internet car radio” (potential co Continue reading...

Cisco to Launch Digital Stereo at CES

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With sales direct to consumers at only 2% of Cisco’s $40 billion business, Cisco wants to add yet another box or two to the home network. Cisco will introduce at CES a line of home entertainment products, including its own wireless digital stereo.

The appeal of the residential market is obvious. HP has updated its MediaSmart Server, a home network appliance for data distribution and backup, and Continue reading...

Bosch Divest Blaupunkt

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Bosch sells off their Blaupunkt car stereo unit. Blaupunkt’s aftermarket and audio components business becomes an independent company, while Bosch continues in OEM car electronics.

Proud new owner is Aurelius Group, a German holding company specializing in buying up medium-sized companies in throes of restructuring. Blaupunkt is at CES and will show "the first Internet car radio” (potential co Continue reading...

GPS in Russia, Nyet Now

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The Russian government will regulate and control the navigation system in the country. First on the list: drop all use of the American GPS system in state-owned and local-government transport companies. Next, promote the Russian navigation system – Glonass. Third, send up 3 more Glonass satellites for Christmas. And lastly, invite Cuba, Venezuela and other fanboys to join.

Sergey Ivanov, the Russian Continue reading...

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