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ITS World Congress Showcases Vehicle Safety Technology

Smart technology programs that concentrated on safety were highlighted at this week’s ITS World Congress in Los Angeles.  Ford F -2.11%↓ demonstrated a new smartphone-based communications technology that seeks...

Innoviz Grabs $4 Billion Deal With Volkswagen

Israel-based Innoviz Technologies INVZ 2.14%↑ announced this week that it has won a $4 billion contract from a Volkswagen Group unit to supply lidar and software across its automotive brands. ...

Trimble Exec Talks About First Deployment of Map-based Localization System

Last week, Location Business News reported that Trimble  announced the first deployment of its map-based localization system for land-based autonomous vehicle applications.  The customer, Japan-based IHI Corp.,...

Toyota Research Institute Conducts Autonomous Drift Test

Toyota Research Institute (TRI) recently demonstrated programming a vehicle to autonomously drift around obstacles on a closed track.  TRI's Nonlinear Model Predictive Control (NMPC), which extends...

Ford, NavInfo Partner To Create Location-based Services

(Photo: Ford) Ford has partnered with Beijing-based NavInfo on next-generation location-based services that will be tailored to future connected vehicles, according to published reports. ...

Location Companies Declare Biggest Trends of 2021, Outlook for 2022

Worldwide Market Challenging During Pandemic... The location industry of 2021 had a mix of good and bad news, ranging from billion-dollar public offerings and new...

TomTom Rolls Out Digital Cockpit

Company Integrates Latest Navigation Technology Saying that vehicle software development can be slow and expensive, Dutch mapmaker TomTom has announced its TomTom IndiGO, an...

Autonomous Racecar Challenge To Be Held At CES 2022

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) recently announced that Energy Systems Network, the organizer of the Indy Autonomous Challenge, will host a head-to-head, high-speed autonomous...

GPS Panel Says System Threatened, but Where Is the Funding To...

GPS' Capabilities Span 13-16 Critical Infrastructure Areas A panel of GPS experts this week outlined how easy the satellite system can be compromised and called...

Qualcomm Outlines Marketing Strategy: 5G, Automotive, Huge for Chipmaker

While not directly talking about location technology, Qualcomm  president and CEO Cristiano Amon said, at a company investor’s meeting, that car companies are becoming tech companies that...

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