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Apple buys navigation technology start-up
Apple buys navigation technology start-up

Apple Inc., still trying to convince burned consumers it’s headed in the right direction in maps technology, is bringing on a GPS specialist to help. Silicon Valley start-up Coherent Navigation combines signals from traditional GPS satellites with those from private sector satellites in lower orbit for high-precision location readings. The company’s technology could be critical to developing self-driving cars and improving the often criticized Maps app on the iPhone. Apple launched Maps in 2012 to great embarrassment. The program was filled with so many bugs and mis-directions — suggesting people drive into bodies of water, for one — it had to direct users to...

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