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GPS Innovations : Navteq launch "Natural Guidance" - iGo Demo at CES
Posté le 08 février 2011 à 20:34:00 par gpspassion. EN - General News
Source : Gpspassion

Updated February 8th, 2011
As in any field, GPS Manufacturers, software editors or map providers are always looking for the "killer app", or at least the feature that will get new users to jump in or existing users to renew their equipment...hence this running news item to keep track! One of the latest "innovations" is Navteq's Natural Guidance™ announced in September and demoed at the CES show in January.

The GpsPasSion Team was on hand to give it a listen as used in NNG's iGo software and it certainly isn't the usual "technical" guidance, be it recorded or TTS (Text to Speech). Instead you get "Turn before Mgm Grand", "Right at the next light", etc...Sounds good, but at this point it's little more than a showcase with limited coverage available in New-York, Chicago and Los Angeles. You can use the [NEWS] Navteq's Natural Guidance - iGo Demo topic in the "GPS and Mobile News" forums to discuss.

Updated November 27th, 2009 - While everyone in America is feverishly shopping for deals, including deals on basic GPS systems, Garmin is getting creative in Asia with its GPS systems. They had already released a nuvi 765 on "steroids" there but they are calling all the stops with the nuvi 1480 TWN with TV and more...


The most impressive feature on paper is TV of course, of the DVB-T variety, since it is not yet avalailable in the US, but similar experiences on GPS systems in Europe such as the Video Dayton 4000/6000 or the Blaupunkt TP-700 did not meet with much success...poor reception and general lack of usefulness. The nuvi 1480 has other aces up its sleeves though with some very impressive "Junction Views" and advanced EcoRoutes. You can use the Nuvi 1480 Taiwan with TV and more features of the "nüvi forums" to discuss.

Updated January 26th, 2009 - Announced earlier this month at CES, the new EcoRoute feature is already available on the nuvi 2x5 and 7x5 GPS systems, courtesy of the v4.80 and v3.00 updates, respectively. The general idea is to help drivers have a "greener" driving pattern with three different tools : gas mileage tracking, a "less fuel" routing option and a driving challenge, meaning the "fun factor" wasn't forgotten. As usual this will have to be road tested over time, in the meantime you can use the Garmin ecoRoute update for nüvis - testing topic in...

... the nüvi forums to discuss and view screenshots kindly provided by forum regular SergZak.

Updated December 12th, 2008 - Some of the innnovations discussed in this topic won't make it to market or will get delayed, not so with Blaupunkt's novel "video navigation" introduced at the IFA Trade show in ealy September and now available in Europe on the TravelPilot 500 and 700 devices. Hard to resist testing and analyzing this new platform with the usual map screen replaced by a real-time picture acquired via a built-in camera and overlayed with pictograms and navigation information. To leave no stone unturned Blaupunkt also packed in WiFi and a DVB-T module. You will find a video and commented pictures in...

... the Blaupunkt TravelPilot 700 : Video Navigation-Tests topic of the "GPS and Mobile News" forums.

Updated November 27th, 2008 - GPS chipsets are getting smaller, so much smaller that can now fit into a SIM card! This achievement has just been announced Sagem and BlueSky Positioning...


It apparently comes with an antenna too so they claim you'll be able to use it for full navigation on any handset. Sounds too good to be true when one knows that the key to accurate GPS tracking is the level of signal that makes to the GPS chipset. No compatible phones have been announced yet, so chances are they will have to be designed specifically to accommodate that GPS SIM. In the meantime you can use this topic of the "GPS and Mobile News" forums started by longtime forum member drazvan who caught the news on Slashgear.

Updated August 18th, 2008 - This is an innovation that clearly deserved a widescreen news item ! The SmartMirror by Azentek is the first "Rear-View" Mirror GPS to become available and while the price may seem hefty at $799 it includes many features in addition to the Navigon based navigation system, Bluetooth hands free, video inputs with reverse camera input sensing, etc...You can use this topic started by...

... gman in the "GPS and Mobile News" forums to discuss.

Updated September 21st, 2007 - What with the stiff competition on the GPS market, companies are working hard to add innovative features. After high sensitivity GPS heralded by the SiRFstarIII chipset, HD screens, traffic information, Mobile DR, here come biometric readers. Medion should be the first out of the gate in Europe with the P4425 AIO, the goal being to discourage theft but also to improve usability with automatic profile selection for GPS systems that are shared. You can use this thread of the News forums to discuss...


Updated June 8th, 2006 - European visitors of the site have been enjoying the many Medion WiNCE based AIOs that have made their way to the market since late 2004, particularly because they can be "customized" and turned into full mobile platforms......Earlier this year, Medion switched from the Navigon software platform to the GoPal software by 3soft, with its clear and speedy interface. Most units shipped with the low-end ME version, but the latest 1.2 update in fact offers an upgrade to AE with 3D and the full set of POIs. You can read about it in this thread of the AIO forums.

Posted 02/11/2004 - European visitors of the site will be happy to read about what site visitor mobo found on the FNAC site (aff.). They are showing a picture of NAVIGON's bluemedia, an all-in-one GPS navigation solution priced at a groundbreaking 399 euros, to be compared with the 799 euros of the TomTom GO or the 599 euros of the Navman iCN 510......European GPS users have long been "annoyed" at the pricing of navigation solutions in the US, where street prices are sometimes 50% lower than in Europe, but it seems a price adjustment has started!

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