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    WTO members to lift tariffs on more than 200 IT products


    IT products may become cheaper as tariffs are eliminated (Photo:Thorben Wengert / Fifty-four countries have agreed to eliminate tariffs on more than 200 IT products, freeing up global trade flows worth more than 1.3 trillion dlrs a year. The agreement was reached under the auspices of the World ...

  • JLR.automotiveIT

    Jaguar attempts to redefine the cockpit


    JLR wants to boost safety by increasing visibility in the car (Photo: JLR) Jaguar Land Rover, in a research project, is reimagining the cockpit to give drivers better visibility and, thereby, reduce the rate of traffic accidents. The UK-based premium car group unveiled what it called a "360 virtual ...

  • hilmar dunker.automotiveIT

    Point of view: HMI still has way to go


    Hilmar Dunker is editor-in-chief of Germany's automotiveIT and carIT magazines carIT magazine recently commissioned a test to see how the infotainment operating systems of the three German premium car manufacturers stack up. The Doppler Laboratory for Contextual Interfaces at Austria's Salzburg University together with the Auto Club Europe employed ...

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    PND shipments seen falling as alternatives find favor


    As PND sales slumped, navigation specialist TomTom's revenue dropped 17 pc in 2012 (Photo: TomTom) Sales of personal navigation devices (PNDs) are set to decline sharply in coming years as consumers opt for alternatives, according to a report by Berg Insight. The analysts predicted that PND sales will fall ...

  • garmin.automotiveIT

    From Garmin, a 7 inch navigation screen for trucks


    With a 7 inch display, Garmin says its new truck navigation system is "a full-featured digital assistant in the cab" (Photo: Garmin) Garmin has launched a new truck navigation system with a 7 inch display. The dezl 760LMT will also feature active lane guidance, lifetime maps and a range of ...

  • tomtom.automotiveIT

    TomTom signs deals with PSA, Lexus


    TomTom has signed agreements with PSA/Peugeot-Citroen and Lexus to offer its navigation solutions in selected models of the two carmakers. The Netherlands-based navigation specialist said buyers of Peugeot and Citroen models will have the option to include a TomTom system in their cars from 2015. The PSA agreement shows the ...

  • telematics update 2012.automotiveIT

    Telematics Update: Analyst says traffic is key telematics application


    MUNICH -- Traffic information is the most important telematics application in the car, a senior market researcher said Wednesday. "What's the value proposition of telematics? Clearly traffic is top of the list," said Roger Lanctot, associate director, global automotive practice, at market researchers Strategy Analytics. Lanctot, speaking at a Telematics ...

  • mazda us cx-5.automotiveIT

    US Mazda CX-5 to feature TomTom embedded navigation


    The Mazda CX-5 will be shown in Los Angeles this month (Photo: Mazda) When Mazda shows its new CX-5 at the Los Angeles auto show later this month, the compact crossover SUV will feature a line-fitted navigation system from TomTom, the Dutch navigation systems group said. TomTom said the integration ...

  • tomtom via.automotiveIT

    TomTom: Navigating to India


    TomTom said it is introducing its VIA range of personal navigation devices to India in a move to benefit from the strong growth in the country's car market. The Dutch navigation systems group said in a press release that the introduction of its products follows the establishment of a sales ...

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    IAA 2011: TomTom, Renault launch in-dash EV navigation


    The Renault Fluence Z.E. electric vehicle (Photo: Renault) TomTom and Renault unveiled an in-dash navigation system specifically designed for electric vehicles. The Carminat TomTom Z.E. LIVE will be fitted on Renault's Fluence Z.E electric vehicle. The two companies, which showed the system at the Frankfurt auto show (IAA) this week, ...

  • tomtom.automotiveIT

    TomTom swings to loss, provides data to Flemish govt


    TomTom is looking for new revenue streams as earnings took a tumble in the 2nd quarter (Photo: TomTom) TomTom, which posted a second-quarter loss last week, said it will provide historical traffic data to the government of Flanders as the northern Belgian region tries to improve congestion on its roads. ...

  • garmin lifetime-traffic.automotiveIT

    Garmin agrees to buy Navigon


    Garmin, which manufactures navigation, communication and information devices and applications, wants to grow its automotive business (Photo: Garmin) Garmin said it aims to expand its automotive business by acquiring navigation specialist Navigon. The Swiss maker of in-vehicle infotainment, navigation and telematics systems, said the two companies' product portfolios complement each ...

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    TomTom introduces new business tools


    TomTom today announced two new features aimed at increasing safety and efficiency for businesses. The Amsterdam-based provider of navigation systems and services said it is launching Active Driver Feedback and WEBFLEET OptiDrive. Active Driver Feedback promotes safe driving by providing drivers immediate feedback on their driving performance via their TomTom ...

  • honda nav 2011.automotiveit

    Honda Europe launches new navigation system


    Honda’s navigation system has an anti-glare case to reduce windscreen reflections Honda Europe has launched a compact navigation system that can provide an alternative to more expensive embedded products. The new "Compact Navigation 2.0" has a range of functions, including turn-by-turn directions, advanced routing options, and integrated Bluetooth wireless technology ...

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    BMW to offer improved traffic information


    BMW will offer drivers improved traffic information later this year, when it rolls out its new Real-Time Traffic Information (RTTI) system. The German premium carmaker said the system, which will use traffic data from a broad range of sources, will be available this autumn as an option that can be ...

  • Article

    INRIX powers Audi’s connected navigation


    INRIX said it is providing the traffic information services that will bring improved navigation to Audi’s new A6. The US-based company said its INRIX XD Traffic software debuts in the A6, which will feature the German premium carmaker’s new MMI navigation system. The system will allow drivers to get real-time ...

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    Daily Mail: Cambridge scientist develops emotionally savvy sat-nav


    A Cambridge professor has built a prototype of an in-car satellite navigation system that can detect a driver’s mood and respond to it. If developed further, the system could help avoid overloading a confused driver with information, for example by turning down the volume on the car radio or avoiding ...

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    NAVTEQ’s Traffic Patterns now available in Brazil


    NAVTEQ said its Traffic Patterns routing software, which helps commuters circumvent congestion, is now available in Brazil. The mapping and location data specialist, which is owned by Finnish mobile phone company Nokia, said launch coverage for the Brazil edition of Traffic Patterns includes nearly 11,000 kilometers of roads in six ...

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    Frost & Sullivan sees strong navigation growth in 4 Asian countries


    Frost & Sullivan predicts strong growth for car navigation systems in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. In a research report that looks at the prospects for car-navigation systems in these four Asian countries, the researchers put the spotlight on high-potential markets that are often overshadowed by the bigger growth markets ...

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    Bosch navigation app features 3d “artMap”


    Bosch’s 3D "artMap" shows key orientation points, while other features recede into the background Robert Bosch’s new navigation app for the Apple iPhone features a special “artMap” that presents major orientation points in an easily recognizable 3D format. The app, which is initially available for Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium, ...