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  • Driverless shuttle aimed at campuses, inner cities

    A driverless shuttle vehicle unveiled at CES can carry up to 10 people, learning any new route with a single trip and responding to rider stops when requested.

    Written by Lucas Mearian07 Jan. 14 02:31
  • Feds want cars to talk to each other

    The National Transportation Safety Board this week called for all U.S. vehicles to come equipped with technology that would allow them to communicate with each other to help avoid accidents.

    Written by Lucas Mearian24 July 13 17:08
  • VA deploys sensors to track most equipment

    The Department of Veterans Affairs has begun installing millions of sensors to track any piece of equipment that costs more than $50.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau11 Feb. 13 11:13
  • Why your business should be on Google Places

    Google has been very apologetic about the fact that open businesses are being incorrectly reported as closed on Google Places. It's incredibly easy to report business as closed on the service, and Google has promised on its blog to fix the problem. Let's back things up for a second and look at the Google Places service.

    Written by Angela Gunn07 Sept. 11 10:46
  • How retailers are using location-based services

    What's happening -- Businesses are integrating location-based services such as Foursquare, Gowalla, Loopt and Socialight into enterprise applications. For example, ice cream retailer Tasti D-Lite incorporated Foursquare into its loyalty program, providing extra reward points for customers who check in at a store using the application.

    Written by John Brandon29 Oct. 10 06:36
  • Location-Based Services: 5 Myths Debunked

    First there was location-based social network Foursquare. Then Gowalla and other sites followed suit and launched. And now with news that Facebook is slowly rolling out its own location-based technology, you can expect to hear a lot-both true and false-about what these services really are.

    Written by Kristin Burnham25 Aug. 10 03:19