Gemalto launches IoT solution to monitor smart objects in real time

Demo of the new LinqUs IoT QoS platform to occur at Mobile World Congress 2016

Amsterdam:

Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, announces the launch of its LinqUs IoT Quality of Service (QoS) offer, a comprehensive solution that enables mobile operators to monitor the cellular QoS of smart objects in real time. This ensures the most reliable connectivity, which is essential for any successful Internet of Things and M2M application. LinqUs IoT Quality of Service provides instant network status and analysis, and immediately highlights any issue by ensuring a rich array of data is readily available and accessible.

TeleCommunication Systems and Intersec Partner

Joint venture expands LBS offerings to markets worldwide

Annapolis, Md. and Paris, France

Mobileye wants automakers to share maps for autonomous cars: chairman

Mobileye mapping system is designed to use less bandwidth in mobile Internet connections

Reuters

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Mobileye NV wants automakers to join its project to create crowd-sourced maps to share data, producing a constantly updated, global digital map to guide self-driving cars, Chairman and Chief Technology Officer Amnon Shashua said.

"We'll encourage them to cross-license maps and cooperate with each other," Shashua said Wednesday on the sidelines of the Consumer Electronics Show.

AT&T 4G LTE to Power Ford SYNC Connect in More Than 10 Million Vehicles in North America by 2020

SYNC® Connect allows owners to interact with their vehicle from virtually anywhere through the built-in AT&T network

CES 2016

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ford and AT&T are bringing high-speed connectivity and an even better owner experience to customers this year – with plans to connect more than 10 million customers to Ford SYNC® Connect within the next five years.

SYNC Connect, Ford’s new high-speed connectivity technology, adds levels of convenience to SYNC, the industry-leading in-car entertainment and communications system. Ford is introducing SYNC Connect in the United States and Canada this spring in the new Escape.

HARMAN to Acquire Towersec Automotive Cyber Security

Provides real-time, embedded software security to protect vehicles from hacking and intrusions

CES 2016

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HARMAN (NYSE:HAR), the premier connected technologies company for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, today announced it is acquiring TowerSec, a global automotive cyber security company specializing in network protection for connected vehicles. TowerSec’s technology will be integrated into HARMAN’s 5+1 security architecture aimed at protecting the critical points of vulnerability in the connected and autonomous car, including hardware, network and Over The Air (OTA) updates.

Aspenta Showcasing Vectu Location-tracking Products at CES 2016

GPS tracking devices allows consumers and businesses to keep track of people, possessions and vehicles in real time

CES 2016

LAS VEGAS – January 4, 2016 – Aspenta, a U.S. based fully-integrated mobile operator and IoT solutions provider, will showcase a suite of new products, including its innovative vehicle tracking products, at CES in Las Vegas. The company will feature live product demonstrations at booth #80953 at the Sands Convention Centre, from January 6-9, 2016.

The company’s Vectu line of GPS tracking devices allows consumers and businesses to keep track of people, possessions and vehicles in real time through a web or mobile app. At CES, Aspenta will showcase:

U.S. to revise Raytheon contract for satellite control

Completion of new ground control network for GPS satellites to be delayed until July 2022

Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force plans to revise its contract with Raytheon Co for a new ground control network for GPS satellites after officials decided last week to delay completion of the program until July 2022, a senior official said Thursday.

Major General Roger Teague, director of space programs for the Air Force's acquisition chief, told Reuters in an interview it was not clear how much the delay would add to the program, which was previously expected to cost $3.6 billion.

TomTom winning streak continues with Uber deal

Latest in series of deals including Volkswagen and renewed contract for Apple's built-in iPhone navigation app

Reuters

AMSTERDAM/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Dutch navigation company TomTom announced on Thursday a multi-year contract to provide Uber with digital maps and traffic data for the software used by its drivers.

It is the latest in a series of deals for the Dutch company, which also signed agreements this year to provide maps for Volkswagen and renew a contract to supply maps for Apple's built-in iPhone navigation app.

TomTom CEO Harold Goddijn said Uber had chosen the Dutch company because the ride-hailing app company wanted to have "total control" over its own products.

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Mobile technology and targeted marketing barge in on holidays

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