Ambulances set to benefit from new in-cab mapping technology

A new in-cab navigation application, underpinned by Ordnance Survey mapping, will be rolled out across all Ambulance Trusts in the country with the aim of improving patient care and at-scene response times. The Ambulance Radio Programme was established by the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives and the Department of Health and Social Care to deliver […]

HERE unveils a range of new innovations at Consumer Electronics Show

As is traditional, the location data company HERE is using its pavilion at the huge Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to showcase the latest innovations. Its new UniMap is a highly automated technology that enables rapid creation of digital maps and location products. HERE has been developing the technology over the last three years […]

PTV and TomTom team up on navigation app

Mapping and traffic information company TomTom has announced it will power transport modelling firm PTV’s Truck Navigator G2, the next generation of the group’s professional truck navigation app. PTV Group will be using TomTom’s recently launched Navigation SDK (Mobile Software Development Kit) to power up-to-date maps, custom truck routing and more in their app, now […]

BMW and HERE team up for hands-free driving

The location data and technology platform HERE Technologies has announced the BMW Group is utilising its high-definition map to enable hands-free driving in the United States and Canada. HERE says it is one of the world’s first companies to provide high-definition maps for Level 2+ automated driving capabilities in series production vehicles, and that this […]

TomTom wins Hyundai sat nav contract

Geolocation technology company TomTom has announced that its maps and real-time traffic data have been chosen by Hyundai Motor Group to support its entire vehicle lineup in Europe. All Hyundai and Kia customers in Europe will now get to use TomTom’s maps supporting their vehicles’ in-dash navigation and level-two automated driving features. Genesis, HMG’s premium […]

Researchers rank HERE number one for location data and services

The location data and technology platform HERE Technologies has been recognised as the top ranked location platform by industry analysts at Strategy Analytics. The annual benchmarking report of the world’s largest location companies ranks HERE, Google, Mapbox and TomTom across seven categories. Strategy Analytics ranks HERE in this year’s report as the leader in map-making, […]

HERE and Mercedes partner on AV driving system

The location technology company HERE has announced its HD Live Map is being deployed in Mercedes-Benz’s new DRIVE PILOT automated driving system. HERE says that, as self-driving cars develop, connected vehicle technology and advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) are paving the way to increases in road safety, driver comfort and vehicle routing optimisation.  It says it’s […]

Google optimising maps for right hand drive cars

Those of us who drive on the left now have the ability to use Google Maps in-car a little bit easier, after the company changed things to place the navigation bar on the right hand side of the screen. It says users across the world using Android Auto in their vehicles will now see the […]

Location pioneer sees surge in searches during TV campaign

The location innovator what3words has seen a steep rise in the number of people using its service, coinciding with a national TV campaign on ITV. The campaign followed investment in the company by ITV, which saw it take a minority stake in return for advertising inventory across ITV’s channels and the ITV Hub. The TV […]

HERE voted top location platform

Global location data and technology company HERE has been ranked as the number one location platform by industry analyst firm Omdia, whose analysts praise its “open and secure environment”. The 2021 Index assesses the seven leading global providers of location data and services including Google, Apple, Mapbox and TomTom. Omdia analysts conclude this year, “HERE […]


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