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2011-03-01 06:29:00

MUNICH, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Get where you're going quicker with ITIS in partnership with Telefonica O2Germany: It is now possible to analyse and predict traffic flows on streets much more precisely. To achieve this, anonymised mobile location data from the O2 network will be supplied to ITIS, a world-leader in traffic-processing technology who will use proprietary and patented processes to generate high quality speed and flow information across all roads in Germany. The BMW...

2009-12-14 01:00:00

LONDON, December 14 /PRNewswire/ -- MILE Traffic and Travel GmbH (MILE), is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a new multi-year contract from BMW AG to provide Next generation Real Time Traffic Information throughout Europe. This is the first pan-European service contract announcement from any car manufacturer and follows a significant and thorough evaluation of MILE's technologies and operations in a competitive tendering process. The contract was awarded on the basis of...

2009-05-19 07:08:00

LOS ANGELES, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- You've probably heard the phrase, "the loneliness of the long-distance runner." It doesn't apply to the Los Angeles Marathon, coming up on Memorial Day, May 25. In addition to hundreds of thousands of spectators along the 26.2-mile route, a nearly continuous program of cheerleading, entertainment and even some "air conditioning" will be taking place all along the course. Already scheduled are 14 bands, 11 cheerleading squads, nine entertainment centers,...

2009-04-20 12:20:00

According to a new survey of China's Great Wall, the nation's most famous monument of antiquity is significantly longer than experts had previously estimated. The two-year project, carried out by the State Administration of Cultural Heritage, employed state-of-the-art technology such as global positioning systems and infra-red light in their survey of the wall.  The new measurements put the wall's length at 8,851.8 kilometers (5,488.1 miles), almost 4,000 kilometers longer than...

2006-05-14 08:44:15

NORWICH, Conn. -- Brent Maynard says he weighs 74 kilograms and is 169 centimeters tall. And if you ask him for directions, he'll give them in kilometers. Maynard, a chemistry professor at Three Rivers Community College, is a champion for the metric system, a man who helped erect distance and speed signs in kilometers and whose goal in life is to see America ditch the standard system. But in a country that's hooked on pounds, gallons and miles, it is a lonely cause. Last October during...

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