Among the details of the proposed 2015 U.S. transportation bill is the potential for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to oversea and perhaps regulate navgiation applications on mobile devices. Is that a good idea? Who might benefit? And how might this impact the geospatial industry?
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Image: Screenshot of Garmin Launches víago the company's new navigation app. Courtesy Garmin.
Garmin Launches víago, A Feature-Packed Navigation App Starting at $1.99 » Garmin News Releases
U.S. DOT Releases Guidelines to Minimize In-Vehicle Distractions | National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Agency Aims to Regulate Map Aids in Vehicles - NYTimes.com
The U.S. government wants to regulate Google Maps & all other car navigation apps | VentureBeat | Business | by Eric Blattberg
The GROW AMERICA Act | Department of Transportation
Location sharing is back in the news as new apps try to offer better mousetraps for sharing one’s location with friends and family. We look at PlaceUs and Jink. Meanwhile two well-known players, LinkedIn and Google, add location sharing where it’s not been before. Do these new and enhanced entries suggest location-based services are maturing?