Google announced their deal to buy Waze – reportedly for $1.1 billion. Many have in the industry have credited Kurt and his team’s early work, covered in patents 7,628,704 and its extension 8,070,608, as having laid the foundation for platforms like Waze to collect spatial data.
“One of the lead inventors named on the patent, Kurt Uhlir, ran Navteq’s skunkworks for years, along with board-level projects. His patents are used for a number of video games including Flight Simulator X from Microsoft (going back to the gaming element of these patents).”
— TechCrunch (@TechCrunch) June 14, 2013