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Special Report on

Traffic Information for Navigation Systems

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Traffic information could become become an enormous enabler for both navigation and telematics services, if the data were readily available and of high enough quality. Historically the user adoption and economic potential of traffic data has been limited by poor quality and sporadic coverage, but this situation is changing. This study examines the collection, aggregation and delivery methods involved in the expanding market for traffic information in North America, Europe and Asia, and reviews the existing and evolving business relationships in the industry. It evaluates the use of embedded roadway sensors, cellular, GPS ...
REVIEWS AND OPINIONS
Google Maps Your Commute, Takes To The Side Streets - The Car ...
Google this week took one more step toward data domination�this one bolstering its Google Maps traffic data�and it could eventually have far-reaching consequences for the availability and price of traffic information for navigation systems. Step up to a navigation system on a new car, and it's increasingly likely as we move into the 2010 model year that you'll be able to get traffic information, provided by satellite radio carriers XM and Sirius, as an extra. The service is called XM NavTraffic or Sirius Traffic and offered for a monthly fee of $3.99 a month for XM satellite radio subscribers or $9.95 a month as a ... market research, surveys and trends
Cool Car Tech at the 2007 Consumer Electronics Show
Getting from Point A to Point B could be a whole lot more efficient, safe and fun in the car of the future — and maybe even in the car you already own — with some of the newest technologies on display at the 2007 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Prototypes of emergent technologies included a forward-facing camera that lets the car see pedestrians and recognize road signs ahead, a dual-view LCD screen in the dashboard that can show a navigation map and play a movie at the same time, and a navigation system that can route you around bad weather. Meanwhile, there are some new products we saw at the 2007 ... market research, surveys and trends

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TRAFFIC INFORMATION FOR NAVIGATION SYSTEMS

FORD SYNC HITS 2 MILLION MARK; BOOSTS RESALE VALUE AND CUSTOMER ...
Ford SYNC® voice-controlled communications and infotainment system installed on 2-millionth vehicle less than a year after hitting the 1 million unit milestone Ford data show the system boosts resale value of SYNC-equipped vehicles by more than $200 over vehicles without the option After receiving SYNC demonstrations, 80 percent of potential customers report it improves their opinion of Ford and 70 percent are more likely to consider purchase DEARBORN, Mich., March 24, 2010 – The popular Ford SYNC voice-controlled communications and infotainment system has been winning over buyers at its fastest pace ever, with Ford ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Ford SYNC Now Has 2 Million Users
Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) hit a major milestone. Ford SYNC, the voice-activated car assistant built in to the dashboard of automobiles has hit 2 million users. Ford launched the first SYNC system in the fall of 2007 and it took about 10 months to hit the first 1 million. The Ford SYNC was built through a partnership with Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Ford SYNC was built on the Microsoft Windows Embedded Automotive software platform. SYNC lets drivers control devices such as mobile phones and digital media players within vehicles. Below is the full press release: Ford SYNC Hits 2 Million Mark; Boosts Resale Value, ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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INFORMATION RESOURCES

Road Traffic Data: Collection Methods and Applications
Lately, a study from ABI Researchz entitled "Traffic Information for Navigation Systems" analysed the different methods for traffic information. ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) - Traveler Information
Knowing what the travel conditions are like on freeways and arterials in the Valley can be unpredictable. Sure, we all know that traffic will be heavy during the morning and afternoon ‘rush hours’ as people make their way to and from work. We also know that traffic near downtown Phoenix or ASU is likely to be extra heavy on game days or during major special events. There are a number of ways you can find out more about traffic conditions, incidents or construction on ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
DRL - TrafficInfo
Traffic congestion is a nationwide problem, which results in tremendous personal and social cost. One reason is that most drivers stick to one or two familiar routes everyday not knowing that other possibilities might have been faster. Although several Internet services show us driving directions, they often turn out not to be the fastest path because varying traffic conditions are not considered. Live radio traffic broadcast is sometimes helpful for avoiding congestion, but it is limited to a small set of arterials. Moreover, it is often in the middle of the congested road that we hear congestion reports tell us how to avoid ...
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TRAFFIC INFORMATION FOR NAVIGATION SYSTEMS
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Do portable GPS car navigation systems (e.g Magellon, Garmin, etc ...
Do not require a subscription service, but the maps that are stored in them should be updated every year, and there is a fee for obtaining the new maps for the gps device.  by -Poppet- on Nov 17 2007 (31 months ago) This is what surprises me, too--there is no monthly fee for GPS info through your device!  Not that I'm complaining, of course, but it amazes me that we don't have to pay SOMETHING to SOMEONE for all the info that is beamed into our vehicles through our GPS!  I would think that the satellite signals come in, and Garmin or Tom Tom or whoever then "translates" it ...
Air force or navy? for emergency, fire, and rescue and air traffic ...
Honestly, you need to talk to your local recruiters about job availability. My family is active with the Marine Corps and I've had the chance to meet quite a few navy members. Both AF and Navy have nice bases to live on. However, as far as being deployed if you go navy, you will obviously run the chance of going to sea for long periods of time. I'd recommend again, speak with a recruiter for both branches. Weigh your decision from there. Sign in to vote! 0 Rating: Good Answer 0 Rating: Bad Answer Report Abuse Answerer 2 You can't go wrong either way. The Navy has the Damage Controlman rating.... ...