Indoor Navigation Takes Signals And Sensors

Indoor navigation. You’re going to be hearing a lot about it over the coming months. Apple, having recently dumped Google’s mapping technology from its mobile devices, will be trying to beat Google at the mapping game. Google will fight back with more and more features, many likely intended for use indoors. (I expect to see some mapping demos at the upcoming iPhone 5 introduction later this week.)

Meanwhile, a number of major mobile device makers and cell phone service providers have teamed up to develop a standard for indoor navigation. Google and Apple are not part of this standardization effort. [readmore..]