Apple has purchased SF-based global positioning company Coherent Navigation to boost its location technology and services.
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Coherent Navigation works on high-precision commercial navigation systems, which are far more accurate than consumer grade GPS, which are accurate within 3-5 meters.
The terms of the deal have not been disclosed and neither is it clear how Coherent Navigation will incorporate its previous work into Apple’s products/services.
When it comes to location and mapping, Apple made its first efforts to move away from Google’s services back in 2009 with the purchase of Placebase.
This latest acquisition will in effect is to build on the company’s in-house mapping technology it debuted in 2012 with a license from TomTom.

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