TomTom introduces new GPS device for truckers in North America

TomTom (TOM2) announced the launch of the new TomTom TRUCKER – a GPS navigation device specifically developed to help truckers get to their destination more efficiently. The new GPS device, which comes in two sizes, comes with a Lifetime TomTom Truck Maps subscription for the US and Canada, now updatable over Wi-Fi,

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IoT solution helps German researchers tackle North Sea plastic pollution drift

Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Globalstar Inc. and the provider in satellite messaging and emergency notification technologies, reports that SPOT Trace™ and Globalstar satellite communications are helping researchers at the University of Oldenburg in Germany better understand and combat plastic pollution in the North Sea.

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Your smartphone and the connected car

For many of us, our smartphone is our lifeline, providing us with constant access to communication, entertainment, news and shopping. It is, by far, says Marco Dallabora, senior director – Mobile Business Unit at Micron Semiconductor Italia, the most preferred digital device that we use every day.

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Preparing for an autonomous future

Autonomous vehicles will represent approximately 25% of passenger vehicles by 2030, and in the UK, trials have already been announced for convoys of partially self-driving lorries. Although advanced infrastructure, legislation and consumer trust will take time to evolve, it’s clear that any fleet-owning business

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Cab Digital Media partners with Telstra to launch TaxiLive

Telstra and Cab Digital Media, a Sydney-based start-up, launched TaxiLive – a custom designed digital billboard for the rear of premium taxis. The digital platform allows safety messages and advertising to be sent to the taxis depending on their location, the time of day and even the weather.

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SmartDrive chooses Digi ConnectCore 6UL as its platform for driver monitoring and fleet management applications

Digi International, a global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity products and services, announced that SmartDrive, a provider of telematics and fleet management services, has selected the Digi ConnectCore 6UL secure, wireless System-on-Module (SOM) as the development platform for its recently announced DriveOps GPS Real-Time Fleet Management system.

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Semtech’s LoRa Technology help saves Alzheimer patients in real-time

Semtech Corporation, a supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced that Lineable, a Seoul-based startup manufacturer of GPS trackers, has integrated LoRa devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology) in its new wearable safety device, Silver.

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u-blox announces u-blox F9 robust and versatile high precision positioning technology for industrial and automotive applications

u‑blox, a global provider in wireless and positioning modules and chips, has announced the u-blox F9 technology platform, delivering high precision positioning solutions for mass market industrial and automotive applications.

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Trials begin for first IoT tech tracking drones at airports, prisons and hospitals

Vodafone has announced the start of trials of the world’s first air traffic control drone tracking and safety technology. Vodafone’s approach uses 4G Internet of Things (IoT) technology to protect aircraft from catastrophic accidents as well as prevent inadvertent or criminal drone incursions at sensitive locations such as airports, prisons and hospitals.

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Chirp and EDF Energy secure £100k Innovate UK funding to trial data-over-sound solutions in nuclear power plants

Chirp, a data-over-sound provider, along with partner EDF Energy, has been awarded £100,000 (€114206.50) by Innovate UK to trial a new project taking place at the company’s Heysham 1 power station.

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Three wearables for your factory

According to Statista, there were 453 million connected wearable devices worldwide in 2018, a figure thatis predicted to increase to 593 million this year. While, unsurprisingly, the market is currently dominated by smart watches, you may be surprised at the benefits wearables 

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IoT company hoopo launched to provide ‘low-power, accurate’ geolocation solutions for asset tracking

In an effort to radically improve precision for low-power Internet of Things (IoT) tracking, start-up firm hoopo announced the launch of the company and its geolocation solution for low-power wide area (LPWA) networks.

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TomTom accelerates the future of driving with new technologies and partnerships

TomTom (TOM2), revealed new technologies for autonomous driving, with the launch of TomTom AutoStream – a game-changing map delivery service that enables vehicles to build a horizon for the road ahead by streaming the latest map data from the TomTom cloud. Also announced TomTom MotionQ, a unique predictive driving concept to ensure the comfort of passengers in

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Spirent expands Paignton’s high-tech research laboratories

Spirent Communications plc., the provider in GPS and other Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) testing solutions, announced the opening of new research laboratories to develop systems to be used in future devices and applications.

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Senet and Sagemcom partner to demonstrate LoRaWAN geolocation services at CES 2018

Senet, a provider of cloud-based software, global connectivity service platforms and network build-out for the Internet of Things (IoT), and Sagemcom, a French group providing high added-value smart terminals market, have partnered to demonstrate LoRaWAN™ geolocation services at CES 2018.

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Triax Technologies expands connected jobsite and launches networked IoT sensor to track construction equipment

Triax Technologies, Inc., a provider of technology for the connected jobsite, has announced its Spot-r EquipTag, said to be the first-of-its kind solution to track operator identity, equipment location, and equipment utilisation.

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