One of my New Year's resolutions was to make The Pondering Primate more diversified in the stories I cover.
For close to 20 years, I have discovered disruptive/emerging technologies and the companies that will play a role in them.
Connecting the physical world, and everything associated with it, just happened to be the one when my blog was created.
BusinessWeek has a story about LoJack and the ramifications of GPS technology
GPS COMPETITION?Here's a perfect example of what I do. I knew GPS would provide other business applications and I found a couple companies that already offer this "OnStar" like application with a hidden GPS device.
Rivals are racing to catch LoJack's lead. Ituran Location & Control Ltd. (ITRN ), an Israeli company with a similar tracking technology, made its debut on the New York Stock Exchange this fall.
For now, it doesn't plan a big presence in the U.S. market, but it's a player in South Korea and China -- important potential markets for LoJack. And auto companies continue to offer enhanced global positioning systems (GPS), such as General Motors Corp.'s (GM ) Onstar.
Analysts say it would be easy for a carmaker to tack a theft-recovery system right onto a GPS tracker, effectively beating LoJack to the punch. But Abely says that GPS trackers are prominently displayed on the car's console and use antennas. That makes GPS easy for a thief to defeat
Remote control/management thru the GPS device to shut off the engine or send alerts.
Think of the applications (homeland security, secured vehicles, hazardous materials, teenaged driver etc.)
I think this represents an enormous opportunity.
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This is what my company, Visionary Innovations does.