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Real-time Transportation Map Apps

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 8th, 2014

If you want to track trains in real time on the Boston MBTA you now have a choice of two different maps,reports Google Maps Mania. The Boston Train Track shows the current position of Boston trains on an OpenStreetMap. The trains are color-coded by line and the train markers indicate the direction of travel. Live […]

Municipalities use Apps to Collect Real-time Data

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 7th, 2014

Rio de Janeiro, home of the final match of the World Cup, is the first city in the world to collect real-time data, both from drivers who use the Waze navigation app and pedestrians who use the public-transportation app Moovit giving it an unprecedented view on thousands of moving points across the sprawling city. Rio […]

Cluster of 37 Satellites Launched

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 1st, 2014

A Russian Dnepr launch vehicle launched 37 spacecraft last month, marking a new record for the most spacecraft launched by a single rocket. A fleet of 11 Flock 1c small satellites were launched on a mission to generate virtually live high-resolution images of Earth with resolutions of three to five meters. The satellites are designed, […]

GlobalStar WiFi Hotspot Ready to Go

Posted by Sam Churchill on June 23rd, 2014

Globalstar’s Sat-Fi, available today, lets Globalstar customers can use their current smartphones, tablets and laptops to send and receive communications when traveling beyond cellular using a wireless access point. Sat-Fi provides shared mobile satellite voice and data, but doesn’t use Globalstar’s unique extension to the WiFi band (on Channel 14). A smartphone app enables connectivity […]

Google Buys Skybox Imaging for $500 Million

Posted by Sam Churchill on June 10th, 2014

Google said on Tuesday it had bought Skybox Imaging, a company that provides high-resolution photos using satellites, for $500 million in cash, reports Re-Code. Skybox provides sub-meter imagery as well as 90-second videos from its network of satellites. It points them at specific spots to provide analytics about how they change over time. The first […]

Self-Driving Cars

Posted by Sam Churchill on May 29th, 2014

Google is now developing self-driving prototype cars. The driver will be able to summon the car using a smartphone application and the car will automatically drive to the destination selected on the app, the New York Times reported. It doesn’t have a steering wheel, accelerator pedal, or brake pedal. Their software and sensors do all […]