Weekly Product News

Overland AI Secures $10 Million in Funding

Overland AI has secured $10 million in seed funding, led by Point72 Ventures with participation from Shasta VenturesAscend VCPioneer Square LabsVoyager Capital, and Cubit Capital.  Overland AI’s plans to increase its workforce and increase development and testing of the company’s OverDrive software.

Overland AI’s software is currently installed on a fleet of wheeled side-by-side commercial off-road vehicles and tracked, skid-steered military-style vehicles (Image: Overland AI).

OverDrive enables autonomous navigation of off-road terrain in any environmental conditions at speeds up to 45 mph, the company said.  The U.S. Army and Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) recently awarded a $18.6 million ceiling prototype Other Transaction (OT) agreement to Overland AI to adapt its OverDrive technology to drive autonomous vehicles in contested areas/rough terrain, the company said.

Contact:  Kristen Hoff, for Overland AI, (888) 317-4687, ext. 702, kristen@firecrackerpr.com.

HERE Named HIFLD Data Provider

HERE Technologies has been named the data provider for the Homeland Infrastructure Foundation-Level Data (HIFLD) program.  HIFLD supports more than 5,000 U.S. government credentialed participating partners and three lead federal agencies with geospatial data to support community preparedness, resilience, research and more, the company said.

HERE named as map provider for HILFD program (Photo: HERE Technologies).

HERE has provided the map data for the HIFLD program for nearly 15 years.  After a two-year evolution of the program, the U.S. government again selected HERE to provide the foundational map data for emergency responders and partners across federal, state, tribal and local agencies, the company said.

Contact:  Reed Findlay, HERE Technologies, (703) 966-6284, reed.findlay@here.com www.here.com.

Parkopedia and Irdeto Announce Plug and Charge Partnership

Parkopedia has partnered with Irdeto to introduce a multi-contract solution designed to simplify the EV charging process, the companies say.  The partnership leverages Parkopedia’s EV Charging service and Irdeto’s CrossCharge technologies to offer a Plug and Charge experience, the companies say.

Parkopedia’s EV Charging service and Irdeto’s CrossCharge technologies to offer a Plug and Charge experience (Photo: Parkopedia).

The joint solution allows EV drivers to locate, pay for parking and charge their vehicles directly from their in-car media systems, eliminating the need for multiple apps or RFID cards, the companies say.

Contact:  Adam Calland, Parkopedia, 44(0)7838219129, adam.calland@parkopedia.comwww.parkopedia.comSabrina Orlov, Ireto, media@irdeto.com.

TomTom Supports Traffic & More To Deliver Optimized Traffic Management

TomTom [TOM2] has partnered with Traffic & More, which focuses on road and roadwork safety, on optimization of temporary traffic management in the Netherlands.

Traffic & More uses TomTom’s Traffic and API services to provide guidance to local traffic authorities and project organizations, the company said.

Contact: TomTom, www.tomtom.com.

Motive Brings AI-powered Safety, Security and Fleet Management Solution to Mexico

Motive has announced its expansion into Mexico. Businesses across the country now have access to Motive’s suite of driver safety, fleet management, theft prevention and equipment monitoring solutions, the company said.  Motive, among other features, offers fleet management services that allows customers to track vehicle location, utilization and vehicle health, the company said.

Contact:  Motive, press@gomotive.com, www.motive.com.

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MapUp Launches Partner Program

GPS-based toll solution company MapUp has launched its MapUp Partner Program. The program allows partners to integrate MapUp’s products into their existing fleet management offerings.  MapUp’s customers will benefit from the program through automated third-party integrations with a network of certified telematics providers, TMS providers, fuel payment processors, and connected vehicle payment providers, the company said.

Contact:  Lisa Warner, MapUp, (510) 766-0570, media@mapup.ai, www.mapup.ai/partners.

Microchip Launches TimeProvider 4100 Grandmaster Version 2.4 Firmware

Microchip Technology MCHP -1.34%↓ has announced the release of version 2.4 of the TimeProvider 4100 grandmaster firmware with an embedded BlueSky firewall function to detect potential threats and validate GNSS before using the signal as a time reference.  TimeProvider 4100 series version 2.4 also implements IEEE 1588 power profiles, which enables gateway capabilities between PTP telecom and power profiles, the company said.

TimeProvider 4100 series version 2.4 (Image: Microchip

Private networks can now be synchronized with the TimeProvider 4100 series version 2.4 equipped with the Time Sensitive Network (TSN) profile 802.1.AS, the company said.  This functionality provides private networks with a more accurate and autonomous time system to coordinate private network IoT devices, the company said.

Contact:  Kim Dutton, Microchip Technology, (480) 792-4386, kim.dutton@microchip.comwww.microchip.com.

Aislelabs Integrates Gimbal Location and Proximity-Based Mobile Engagement Platform

Aislelabs has announced the integration of Gimbal location and proximity-based mobile engagement platform into its secure location analytics and marketing platform.  This integration enables Aislelabs’ clients to use Gimbal’s geofencing, secure proximity beacons, location-based messaging, analytics and consumer privacy controls.  Aislelabs Flow provides macro insights on customer behavior in physical venues and stores using WiFi and Bluetooth technology, the company said.

Contact:  Gimbal, www.gimbal.com.

Clarience Technologies and ZF Partner

Clarience Technologies and ZF have announced an alliance to enable both companies to leverage each other’s telematics data from their respective solutions and access component-level data for fleet operators, the company said.  Under this alliance, fleet customers of Clarience Technologies will gain access to information on ZF brands’ data, which will be integrated into Clarience Technologies’ Fus1on platform.  The software powers the company’s Road Ready telematics business

Contact:  Mark Johnson, Clarience Technologies, (312) 375-4964, mjohnson@clariencetechnologies.comwww.clariencetechnologies.com.


  • Norwegian telco Telenor has announced the appointment of Benedicte Schilbred Fasmer as president and CEO. Fasmer will head the company on Dec. 1, when current CEO Sigve Brekke steps down.
  • TrustPoint has appointed Charles Beames as executive chairman of the company’s board of directors.
  • Shrishail Mathapati has been named technical lead at InfoTrack Telematics.
  • Motive has named Omar Camacho as general manager for Mexico and head of the company’s new Mexico City office.


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