Παρασκευή, 29 Αυγούστου 2014

Πλοήγηση μέ HERE Maps για συσκευές Samsung Galaxy Android





Η Nokia ανακοίνωσε τη συνεργασία της με τη Samsung για τη διάθεση των HERE Maps για χρήση από smartphones και smartwatches, της Samsung. Aναλυτικά, η beta έκδοση του HERE for Android θα γίνει αποκλειστικά διαθέσιμη δωρεάν για τις συσκευές της Samsung από τον ερχόμενο Οκτώβριο για τις συσκευές smartphone σειράς Galaxy της κορεατικής εταιρείας, για offline πλοήγηση.

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NNG launches 'iGO Primo Nextgen' navigation solution in India Read more at: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/41105139.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

NEW DELHI: Navigation solutions provider NNG today launched its new solution, iGO Primo Nextgen, in the country which can be seamlessly integrated with smartphones.

The company, which offers its navigation software to car manufacturers directly, said the new solution is easy to use and has been localised for Indian needs.

"This software can be adapted to any hardware or car model, which makes it truly unique; we enable our partners to choose the right mix of technologies for  ..

Read more at:
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/41105139.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
NEW DELHI: Navigation solutions provider NNG today launched its new solution, iGO Primo Nextgen, in the country which can be seamlessly integrated with smartphones.

The company, which offers its navigation software to car manufacturers directly, said the new solution is easy to use and has been localised for Indian needs.

"This software can be adapted to any hardware or car model, which makes it truly unique; we enable our partners to choose the right mix of technologies for  ..

Read more at:
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/41105139.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
NEW DELHI: Navigation solutions provider NNG today launched its new solution, iGO Primo Nextgen, in the country which can be seamlessly integrated with smartphones.

The company, which offers its navigation software to car manufacturers directly, said the new solution is easy to use and has been localised for Indian needs.

"This software can be adapted to any hardware or car model, which makes it truly unique; we enable our partners to choose the right mix of technologies for  ..

Παρασκευή, 22 Αυγούστου 2014



NNG Headquarter in Budapest
NNG Headquarter in Budapest
 
 
NNG, a supplier of navigation software to the auto industry has announced today the acquisition of nfuzion, an American HMI prototyping company. This acquisition will allow NNG to broaden its presence in automotive on-board systems. financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

nfuzion capabilities range from industrial and UI design to mechanical and electrical engineering. the company founded in 2000 has worked with international car makers, tier one and tier two automotive suppliers.

Now a subsidiary of NNG, the nfuzion team and their offices in Georgia and Virginia will fall under the NNG umbrella.

NNG, headquartered in Budapest, turned on $72 Million in revenue and $20.5 million in profit last year according to public records quoted by the Budapest Business Journal.

The company, with a staff nearing 700 employees, publicly disclosed it has increased its revenue by 46% last year, experiencing a 43.5% increase in its gross profit compared to 2012, while its operating profits increased by nearly 70%.

CoPilot Surveyed American’s Use of GPS and Mobile Technology for Vacations

CoPilot, the consumer brand of ALK Technologies, a subsidiary of Trimble, published last week a consumer survey that describes how Americans use mobile technology to find their way in vacations. The survey was conducted in July 2014 and is based on 531 respondents.

CoPilot Surveyed American’s Use of GPS and Mobile Technology for Vacations

Sygic Acquires OSM-Based Navigation App Be-On-Road; Reach 55M Users



lovakia-based navigation software developer Sygic has announced last week the acquisition of Be-On-Road, a turn-by-turn GPS navigation application for iOS and Android that uses free map data from Openstreetmap.


Sygic Acquires OSM-Based Navigation App Be-On-Road; Reach 55M Users
Be-On-Road was developed by Czech Republic-based Aponia Software, but this company will stay independent, the acquisition concerns only the navigation app.

In a phone interview with GPS Business News, Sygic CEO Michal Stencl explained the rationale behind this product acquisition: “This is a great acquisition that offers us a stake into the low end smartphone navigation market that uses Openstreetmap or other crowdsourced databases. This is also a protection against future competition, indeed Be-On-Road has been growing very rapidly, especially on Android. The app currently enjoys an average of 60,000 downloads per day.“

Last year Sygic posted revenue of $18 million. This year Stencl expects the revenue to grow 30 percent. From 55 million navigation app downloads to date he expects to reach 100 million users mid 2015.

Stencl currently estimates his company is the number two mobile navigation player worldwide in terms of downloads after Google/Waze. But unlike Google, he does not believe in making a good business with advertising; he prefers to monetize downloads with a freemium approach using in-app purchases.

The monetization of the free Be-On-Road app today is based on upgrades to better maps (i.e. TomTom or HERE), but in the future Stencl will prefer to stick to OSM for this app and offer new features as in-app purchases.

Automotive App Business
Besides the low end navigation market and his current business of premium paid apps, Sygic is also pursuing business with automotive companies with a dedicated team. Recently the app has been selected by Jaguar Land Rover to be part of InControl, the app platform of the luxury car maker.

Stencl forecasts to close deals with 2 or 3 more automotive players in the coming months. “We believe smartphone will play a primary role in vehicle navigation,“ he said to GPS Business News.

Stencl has for a long time been thinking that smartphone will defeat on-board navigation systems. Unlike his Hungarian competitor at NNG, he did not try to offer its software to car makers for on-board systems. Future will tell us if he is right.

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Πέμπτη, 14 Αυγούστου 2014

Autofahrer: 90 Prozent navigieren

Navigationssystem Bild: Pearl
 
 
Unglaublich: Nur noch 10 Prozent der deutschen Autofahrer kämpfen sich ohne elektronische Unterstützung durch den Straßenverkehr. Dabei kommt vornehmlich das Navi zum Einsatz und erst in zweiter Linie Smartphones und Tablets.
Die große Mehrheit der Autofahrer lässt sich im alltäglichen Straßenverkehr von Navigationsgeräten (52 Prozent) oder Apps (20 Prozent) leiten. 16 Prozent der Deutschen verzichten meist auf diese Hilfestellung, da sie überwiegend bereits bekannte Strecken fahren.
Die Frauen sind in dieser Gruppe fast doppelt so oft wie Männer vertreten (21 versus 11 Prozent). Gilt es neue Ziele zu erkunden, fahren 84 Prozent nur mit GPS-Unterstützung in unbekannte Gebiete. 53 Prozent nutzen die App oder das Navigationsgerät auch, wenn sie sich nicht mehr genau an den Weg erinnern. Doch selbst wenn dieser wohl bekannt ist, schaltet ein Fünftel (21 Prozent) oft die Geräte an, um die optimalste und freieste Route zu fahren.
Dies zeigt eine Studie, für die AutoScout24 rund 1.000 deutsche Autofahrer repräsentativ befragt hat.
Die Ergebnisse zeigen auch, dass das Navi immer noch mehr als doppelt so oft zum Einsatz kommt wie Apps. Bei den Fahrern unter 30 Jahren ist das Verhältnis jedoch bereits fast ausgewogen (44 versus 40 Prozent). Den größten Vorteil der elektronischen Navigationshilfe sehen die Nutzer in dem Gefühl von Sicherheit (71 Prozent) – gerade auf unbekannten Strecken oder ohne Beifahrer.
Uneingeschränktes Vertrauen genießen die Bord-Computer trotzdem nicht. 41 Prozent geben an, dass sie in manchen Gebieten komplett versagen.
Wir sind schon ausersehen in ein NATO-Sperrgebiet geleitet worden – und was ist mit euch passiert, als ihr auf ein Navi vertraut habt? Erzählt es einfach in den Kommentaren.