NAVTEQ give navigation a ‘Human Touch’
NAVTEQ Natural Guidance™ enables guidance through the use of descriptive reference cues. Research shows consumers want more intuitive and practical directions because they are easier to follow and allow drivers to keep their eyes on the road. The system enables applications to use recognizable and easily understandable points of reference close to the decision point to highlight the next maneuver.
Commercial launch of Telmap5
Telmap5 Mobile Location Companion is the next generation of SFR’s existing Find & Go service and in addition to the complete navigation offering.
TeleNav launches navigation-based Mobile Advertising Platform
TeleNav announced a drive-time search and navigation mobile advertising platform developed to transform the way in which advertisers reach millions of on-the-go users. It delivers a relevant and targeted ad to users based on the location and context of their search query.
2014: Free navigation forecast
According to a recently published report by SBD, navigation software is rapidly becoming a commodity in Europe and USA, which will lead to standard-fit navigation on smartphones accounting for over 70% of all navigation systems shipped in 2014.
Western Europe PND dip 1H 2010
According to GfK, in the first half of 2010, the average price and demand are decreasing for PNDs, and as a result, sales revenue shrank by around 21%in the six Western European countries of Germany, Italy, France, the UK, Spain and the Netherlands.
MapmyIndia debuts maps with house addresses
MapmyIndia released their latest database that includes house addresses for the two metropolitan areas of Delhi NCR and Chandigarh. The company is pursuing this house addresses mapping initiative in other regions.
Garmin recalls 1.25m PNDs
Garmin is voluntarily recalling approximately 1.25 million nüvi PNDs that contain batteries manufactured by a third-party supplier within a defined date code range and that have a specific printed circuit board (PCB) design. It has identified potential overheating issues when the third party supplier’s batteries manufactured within this limited date code range are used in certain Garmin devices with the PCB design.
Unmanned Ground Vehicle Conversion kits
Boeing and Bolduc Technology Group to design, develop, integrate, test, manufacture and sustain agnostic autonomous-navigation kits for ground vehicles. The kits would enable human-driven vehicles to be converted into autonomous or remotely operated vehicles for commercial or military use.
Free Evaluation version of Accuracy Analyst™ from SIS
Accuracy Analyst™ is the free evaluation version that makes data access and new capabilities in version 2.3 of the software available, but limits the number of checkpoints as well as analytics and report generation capabilities. It is active for 30 days.
Skoda uses Ashtech® ProFlex™ 500
Skoda has selected Ashtech ProFlex 500 GNSS receivers to measure the dynamic movements of its new models as they accelerate through high-speed tight test maneuvers.