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This article was published on May 17, 2015

Apple has acquired high-precision GPS firm Coherent Navigation

Apple has acquired high-precision GPS firm Coherent Navigation
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Apple’s mapping service may not quite have the popularity of Google’s offering, but the company is constantly working to improve it.

The New York Times today confirmed that Apple has acquired Coherent Navigation, a firm specializing in high accuracy GPS devices and software.

Meanwhile, Coherent Navigation’s webpage is now offline, and name servers for the domain now point to Apple’s servers. According to MacRumors, some of Coherent Navigation’s employees started working at Apple as early as January.

With WWDC coming up, it’s possible Apple is working to introduce a revamped Maps experience. The company acquired numerous smaller mapping companies over the years, including HopStop, WiFiSLAM and more.

Apple Acquires Coherent Navigation, a Mapping Start-Up [New York Times]