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Sony venture arm invests in geocoding startup what3words

Sony venture arm invests in geocoding startup what3words Sony’s venture capital arm has invested in what3words, the startup that has divided the entire world into 57 trillion 3-by-3 meter squares and assigned a three-word address to each one. Financial details were not disclosed. The startup’s novel addressing system isn’t the whole story. […]

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Apple is rebuilding Maps from the ground up

Apple is rebuilding Maps from the ground up I’m not sure if you’re aware, but the launch of Apple Maps went poorly. After a rough first impression, an apology from the CEO, several years of patching holes with data partnerships and some glimmers of light with long-awaited transit directions and improvements in business, […]

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Mapbox makes another acquisition to bolster its navigation toolkits

Mapbox makes another acquisition to bolster its navigation toolkits  Mapbox, the Softbank-backed developer of mapping applications that competes with Google Maps TomTom and Here, has acquired the intellectual property and developers behind MapZen’s Valhalla project in a bid to strengthen its navigation toolkits. The acquisition, made as Mapzen was winding down, brings […]

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Bosch to create radar road “signature” maps for high accuracy self-driving

Bosch to create radar road “signature” maps for high accuracy self-driving  Bosch will be teaming up with TomTom to create a new kind of high-resolution localized maps that incorporate a “radar road signature” generated by Bosch, which can help position cars in their surroundings to within a few centimeters (that’s less than […]

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