Nokia also working on indoor navigation, wants to set an industry standard for strolling the mall
Nokia Research has also been working on an indoor version of its renowned Nokia Maps navigation software for quite a while, but now it wants to take it to the next level. In the video below you can see the promo, but now the Finns have reached out to more than 30 service providers and chip makers in the hope to merge this with Wi-Fi networks, and include Location Extension protocol in BT 4.0. The company hopes this body would be able to come up with a common standard for indoor triangulation and mapping in 18 months or so.
We are well on our way to never be lost, as Google's Eric Schmidt envisioned it, but also to stop having to remember anything as long as we have a smartphone with us.
source: NokiaBlog & SEDeveloperWorld
1. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
it's old news.
They've been talking about it more than a year ago.
The same the very first presentation.
2. BlowJobs (Posts: 25; Member since: 30 Jun 2011)
Google maps already has this in the latest update.
3. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Yes. They get the idea from Nokia 2 years ago and it still doesn't work.
4. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Moreover the idea behind Nokias concept is different. Read about it a little more. Google has different approach and do something slightly different.