Apple buys Coherent Navigation, beefing up location technology and services
posted by Maxwell R. / May 17, 2015, 9:50 PM
The results are said to be accurate to within inches. While Apple is not saying much about the acquisition, it should not take much math to figure out Cupertino’s interest in the company (it is not just about Apple Maps, though jokes are apropos).
Coherent Navigation was founded in 2008 and the small company uses its high-accuracy navigation systems for applications involving autonomous navigation, robotics, as well as programs for the Department of Defense.
Apple is rumored to be interested in getting in the car business. If that is the case, a hyper-accurate commercial GPS program would be essential particularly if it were to be autonomous like Google’s planned development.
Even if the rumors about the Apple car were to never materialize into anything tangible, Apple Maps will certainly see some benefit. The tools would also enable Apple to develop a number of other commercial applications such as on-the-spot e-commerce avenues.
source: The New York Times
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about time they do something with all that cash
posted on May 17, 2015, 10:45 PM 2
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American Way. Smart people wanna live in the States. States accept them. Smart companies wanna be sold by Apple. Apple buy them.
posted on May 18, 2015, 12:59 AM 0
Apple has all the money, enough to buy Google and Microsoft. What more can they buy O.o
posted on May 17, 2015, 11:15 PM 1
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yup but dude google & microsoft has gmail , youtube , outlook ,office etc !! what if they stop supporting apple..? :P :D
posted on May 18, 2015, 5:04 AM 0
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Do you really think that Google and Microsoft will sell itself to Apple......Haha your comment is stupid and lame!
posted on May 18, 2015, 8:59 AM 0
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