Apple buys a coherent navigation, a GPS firm that improves the mapping service
Apple is taking all its efforts that can improve its mapping service that receives heavy competition from the Google Maps. It attracts a wide range of audience. The company has also purchased Coherent Navigation, a Bay Area global company, which boosts the location of Apple technology and its services. Apple also confirms the news and states that Apple buys a smaller technology companies from time to time and we don’t discuss our plans. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Coherent Navigation is mainly known for the High Integrity GPS System. It has combined signals from the mid – earth orbit GPS satellite with a low – earth satellite that offers improved precision and accuracy.
This acquisition reported that a number of the Coherent’s employees have begun working for Apple. The CEO, Paul Lego, said that he is now a member of the Apple Maps team while the others have decided to adopt the location engineering positions at the company. The web page of the Coherent Navigation is offline but on April 30, the company’s domains were updated to the Apple’s servers. As of now, there are no details provided as to how the Coherent Navigation works at Apple or any specific technology that Apple is looking for its acquisition. Apple has also acquired mapping firms that make use of Location, Wifi SLAM, Hopstop, Embark and Broadmap. Apple will offer a revamped mapping service with some new features as WWDC will take place next month.