In 2011, we learned that even our cars and trucks were going "social" when Salesforce.com announced its partnership with Toyota. However, the social capabilities of the partnership were limited in scope (car diagnostics, tune up reminders, etc.). What if your car could prevent you from driving a certain route because it knew what areas were traffic-heavy? That car sounds "social" in a fuller sense; it might be possible with the new Beat the Traffic API.
Pinpointers, market leader in telematics and mobile workforce solutions, offers its entire suite of vehicle tracking and fleet management solutions via a series of APIs. Users simply keep an electronic box in each vehicle to be monitored and GPS sends desired information back to Pinpointers data centers. From driver behavior and fuel economy, to location and route selection, Pinpointers gives companies superior insight into their entire fleet.
The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) has announced the opening of public voting for the NYC BigApps 2.0 Competition. The big apple has wasted no time in following last year's successful competition with 350 datasets from over 40 agencies. From the looks of the apps, the NYC tech community is already fired up about the competition.