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Chinese investors buy stake in mapping firm HERE | Reuters
Two Chinese companies and Singapore's sovereign wealth fund GIC have agreed to buy a 10 percent stake in a digital mapping company controlled by Germany's leading carmakers to help them develop self-driving cars.

Chinese digital mapping company NavInfo (002405.SZ), internet group Tencent (0700.HK) and the Singapore fund will invest in mapping company HERE under a deal announced on Tuesday.
Tencent  GIC  NavInfo  Here  locationbasedservices  map  takeover  Reuters  2016 
january 2017 by inspiral
Tesla Lost its Maps Leader — The Information
Bill Chen, who was leading maps and navigation engineering efforts at Tesla Motors, has left the company after nearly two years. Tesla and Mr. Chen confirmed his departure but declined further comment.

Mapping practitioners who have worked with Mr. Chen view the move as a negative sign for Tesla’s autonomous vehicle effort, which is already under pressure following the death of a driver using Tesla’s semi-autonomous “autopilot” mode.
BillChen  Tesla  map  departure  selfdrivingvehicles  TheInformation  2016 
august 2016 by inspiral
How Your Next Car Could Help Make Itself Obsolete
Driving cars on the road might be the best way to create maps for tomorrow’s autonomous ones.
selfdrivingvehicles  crowdsourcing  automotive  map  sensors  CivilMaps  startup  TechnologyReview  2016 
august 2016 by inspiral
Uber to pour $500m into global mapping project -
Uber is preparing to pour $500m into an ambitious global mapping project as it seeks to wean itself off dependence on Google Maps and pave the way for driverless cars.
The San Francisco-based transportation company has mapping vehicles crisscrossing the US and Mexico to record the surroundings and gather images for maps. Uber says it will start driving mapping vehicles in other countries soon.
Flush with cash after raising billions of dollars from investors, Uber is ramping up investments in new technologies such as mapping and driverless cars.
The company has decided to invest $500m in mapping, according to a person familiar with Uber’s plans, as it doubles down its efforts in this challenging space.
Uber  selfdrivingvehicles  automotive  map  ridesharing  investment  FinancialTimes  2016 
august 2016 by inspiral
5 critical maps to understand for presidential candidates - Business Insider
As such, in the 21st century, we need maps that show connections over divisions, for these reveal not only how we cooperate across borders, but also the valuable corridors of energy, trade and data that we compete over.
map  geography  economy  infrastructure  trade  region  China  USA  author:ParagKhanna  BusinessInsider  2016 
june 2016 by inspiral
Add Jaw-Dropping, Interactive Visuals to Your Content: 5 Tools to Help
If you’re hesitant to dabble with your own HTML code or simply want an easier way to start embedding content, can be a huge help. It is an easy-to-use, quick bookmark tool that converts the content you want to embed into an iFrame.
embedded  guide  creativeshowcase  map  photography  Slidely  Flixel  Interlude  HSTRY  review  ContentMarketingInstitute  2016  contentmarketing 
january 2016 by inspiral
Addressing 4 billion People In Three Words | Monday Note
If you can’t be located, you’re nobody. What3Words, a London startup, tackles one of the developing world’s most critical challenges: providing a universal address for people who don’t have a physical one.  (Part of a series on technology and global development.)
What3Words  logistics  GPS  map  address  delivery  startup  innovation  MondayNote  2015 
january 2016 by inspiral
FWA winner | The Happy Forecast
The Happy Forecast visualizes over 700 hours of observational research to forecast the areas of London best for social wellbeing and long-term happiness.
London  interactiveinfographic  happiness  map  CreativeShowcase  FWA  2015 
august 2015 by inspiral
This App Could Make Your Subway Commute A Lot More Interesting
Coming out of New York University, a new augmented reality app, created in the Tisch ITP program, takes on the flat, single-purpose subway map and turns it into a treasure trove of real-time information and visual splendor. Tunnel Vision essentially turns the NYC subway map into an interactive experience, one that bored commuters could truly use in the dogs days of summer.
map  augmentedreality  NewYork  mobileapps  creativeshowcase  Counsel  2014 
june 2014 by inspiral
The Internet map
A major internet portal and service provider offering search results, customizable content, chatrooms, free e-mail, clubs, and pager.
4 Global rank 5 Rank in United States
18.018 % Estimated percentage of global internet users who visit
Get link to locationMore info on Alexa
internet  statistics  infographic  consumer  map  visualisation 
july 2013 by inspiral
Watch_Dogs WeAreData
Have you ever experienced the power of data ? Be prepared for Watch_Dogs WeareData.
digitalmarketing  2013  gaming  WeareData  map  creativeshowcase  WatchDogs  microsite 
july 2013 by inspiral

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