Nokia has recently released their new navigation software app called HERE Auto which is basically made to connect the car and the driver through a cloud base platform. It could possibly be called as a connected driving. However, the HERE Auto comes along with three other sub ordinates called HERE Auto Cloud, HERE Auto Companion and HERE Auto Traffic. According to Nokia, HERE Auto and its companion products presents "the only end-to-end driving solution on the market today." HERE Auto and its companion app offers a complete location experience that assists the users all the time. Features like embedded voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation which is available in 95 countries and traffic re-routing and fuel prices can also be found. When traveler reaches the destination he can also see street level images, parking availability and indoor maps.
Here is a brief look at the newly launched Navigation software from Nokia:
Here Auto is the first embedded in-car navigation experience that delivers the right map at the right moment with and without a data connection. Drivers can get turn by turn voice guided navigation in 95 countries and 2D, 3D and satellite map views including street level imagery. In the future, car makers will be able to easily extend the HERE Auto experience using a software development kit (SDK) to create entertainment and other applications, such as in the areas of music and social networking. HERE Auto is already integrated in Continental's next generation Open Infotainment Platform. HERE is also working with partners such as Magneti Marelli and others to bring HERE Auto to the market in the coming months.
HERE Auto Cloud
HERE Auto Cloud provides drivers with always-on access to several dynamic services such as real-time traffic updates, helping drivers avoid congested areas, road closures or blockages that occur en route. Drivers can also get recommendations on places to eat, parking spots, information on where to charge an electric vehicle or where to find the most inexpensive fuel.
HERE Auto Companion
HERE Auto Companion a customizable mobile and web application, keeps drivers connected outside of the car allowing them to synchronize their favorite places and routes across their devices so that they won't need to re-enter their route when they get in the driver's seat. Car makers can tap assets from the existing HERE suite such as walking navigation, public transit routes and even indoor venue maps to build custom mobile applications. Drivers could use the app to remotely find their car with their device using LiveSight augmented reality technology and check the car's vital stats such as fuel levels and tire pressure.
HERE Traffic has been radically improved by "Halo," our new engine that processes data quickly and accurately. Every month we're collecting ever greater numbers of high-quality data, such as probe points and sensor information to deliver real-time information such as weather, traffic congestion, road construction and other factors that affect a drive. With our new Traffic product drivers get improved travel time estimates, so they can better plan their routes and quickly re-route on the go.
Nokia is said to demonstrate its full suite of HERE Connected Driving Softwares at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany (starting September 10). The apps will be made available soon in the coming months for both Android and Windows Phone devices.