Nokia launches HERE Auto in-dash navigation system, companion app
Nokia (NYSE:NOK) unveiled HERE Auto, an embedded, in-dash navigation system arriving alongside a companion smartphone application for Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android and Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows Phone.
Nokia is offering its new HERE Auto platform to vehicle makers.
The HERE Auto suite delivers mapping information with and without a data connection. Drivers may access turn-by-turn, voice-guided navigation spanning 95 countries as well as 2D, 3D and satellite map views including street-level imagery. The HERE Auto Cloud service also offers motorists always-on access to real-time traffic updates, dining recommendations and fuel pricing alerts, as well as information on where to park and where to recharge an electric vehicle.
The HERE Auto Companion app allows drivers to synchronize favorite destinations and routes outside of their vehicle, freeing them from re-entering information once they're behind the wheel. Motorists may also use the app to remotely find their car and check vitals like fuel levels and tire pressure using LiveSight augmented reality technology. Automakers additionally may leverage Nokia's HERE Auto SDK to build custom apps incorporating features like walking navigation, public transit routes and indoor venue maps. Moving forward, Nokia plans to expand the SDK to support the creation of music and social networking applications.
HERE Auto is already integrated in Continental's Open Infotainment Platform, and Nokia is working with partners including auto components manufacturer Magneti Marelli to expand the system's market presence.
Nokia's HERE real-time traffic data platform processes 20 billion real-time GPS probe points each month. Almost half of all HERE data is less than one minute old, and more than three-quarters of it is under five minutes old.
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