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Nokia announces HERE Auto with app for smartphones

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Nokia announces HERE Auto with app for smartphones
Thursday evening, Finnish OEM Nokia posted a cryptic message hinting at an announcement for Friday morning. There was some thought that the announcement would be related to cars since the message concluded with Nokia wishing everyone a safe drive home. Sure enough, on Friday morning Nokia introduced a series of applications that offer more than just navigation for cars. Nokia HERE Auto, HERE Auto Crowd and AUTO Companion will all be displayed at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt on September 10th.

HERE Auto allows the driver of a car to view an in-dashboard map and get voice-guided navigation even without a data connection! Navigation is available in 95 countries in 2D, 3D and satellite map views including street level imagery. With an internet connection, small updates keeps the maps fresh. Using an SDK, car makers in the future will be able to offer entertainment and other features including music and social networking. HERE Auto brings dynamic, always-on updates for traffic, This keeps the driver out of heavily congested areas and also informs the driver where to find something to eat, availability of parking spots, and cheap gas.

HERE Auto Companion is a mobile app that syncs HERE Auto to the driver's Android or Windows Phone handset so that the driver already has his maps and guidance up on his phone and ready to go. This way, information doesn't have to be re-entered when the driver gets back into his car. In addition, drivers can help find their parked car using LiveSight augmented reality technology. And the coolest feature is the ability to check tire pressure and gas levels remotely. Drivers can even start up the AC using the app on the phone so that the car is nice and cool when they step into it on a brutally hot day. 
 
The whole package will be coming to new cars soon. More information will be released at the Auto Show in Frankfurt next month.


source: Nokia

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posted on 30 Aug 2013, 07:24 26

1. eisenbricher (Posts: 970; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


This is a nifty feature. Go Nokia!

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 07:44 20

2. akbarkool (Posts: 42; Member since: 06 Nov 2012)


Nokia - Connecting people

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 07:47 6

4. smallworld (Posts: 427; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Nokia - Connecting people - to the past.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 08:05 13

9. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1650; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Google who???? Lmao.. GO NOKIA

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 08:33 11

26. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 618; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Google is a search engine company who also produce Android and provide services like gmail.google drive,google plus,youtube,google maps etc
and one of the great company who gave us nice hardware in affordable price tag like nexus 4,7 etc
Google also is a very innovative company and keep improving their products, for example Android itself.

and yeah... Go Nokia........

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 10:00

48. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1650; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


True... i was talkin about google maps...but yea.. true

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 08:39 2

33. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Following Androids footsteps

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 08:37 2

30. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


With last years tech, and specs.

Which Nokia are great at.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 08:39 7

35. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 618; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Also provide higher user satisfaction too...

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 08:39 9

32. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 618; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Nokia-connecting people-keeping them from not to get lost(map)-provide quality hardware.

you should use a nokia smartphone to know that. The world is big.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 08:27 7

22. alterecho (Posts: 1054; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


Nokia - Connecting people...and keeping them safe, too.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 07:57

6. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 825; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)


Nifty except for the fact that Here Drive still isn't what it needs to be. Driving directions are still off here in NJ. My Gamin still gives me the better route 9/10 times (the one I would rather take). Plus at least my Garmin tells me what side of the road my destination is on.

I'm slightly concerned about this traffic feature that "keeps us out of congested areas". The last place I want to be driving through is the hood because Here Maps thinks its less congested, or be diverted off the route that I know is going to be better despite the fact that traffic is slow there.Mapping is all about trust. I can trust that Here will tell me when to turn at the proper time, but I still can't trust its route choices or that it knows where I am (it will always track the route rather than actually tracking your position. I find this all the time when I purposely divert off the route and it doesn't stick with me.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 08:46 3

38. asingha94 (Posts: 286; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)


In my country I think this is the best navigation solution.I hardly use google maps on my optimus 4x.This is so inaccurate.In that field my lumia 920 here maps works better than anything!

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 08:53 4

39. Klevis88 (Posts: 12; Member since: 15 May 2013)


That is very strange since Garmin itself is powered by Nokia's data. How can Garmin be more accurate?

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 09:02 4

42. -box- (Posts: 3712; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Exactly! If it uses TeleNav's info (which Garmin does) it's using Nokia's info.

Don'tHateOnS60: what device are you using HERE on? Both my Lumia 900 and 925 give me complete directions and the side of the street, and work a lot faster than my parents-on-law's Garmin.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 12:07

55. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 825; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)


Lumia 920 is what I'm using. Coming up from South River NJ to my home, it recommended me to take the NJ Turnpike which I didn't want to take. My Garmin (its a 5" model bought 2 years ago) recommended roads cutting through New Brunswick taking me north to US 22, which was a better route.

Clearly they are not using the same info to figure out what route to take.

My 920 has never ever given me which side of the street my destination is on either, but it does reroute a lot faster than the Garmin for obvious reasons.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 12:11 1

56. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 825; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)


It's not about accurate, it just gave me the more preferred route without me having to drive off route and force it to do that. As I stated in the comment below, coming from central NJ up north the Lumia wanted me to take the NJ Turnpike which I wanted to avoid due to tolls. My Garmin, which never had toll roads turned off pointed me in a route that was more direct and preferred.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 15:51

59. SIGPRO (Posts: 393; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


You are making a joke right? Garmin uses Nokia maps dont you know that? you fail!

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 08:23 7

16. akki20892 (Posts: 3252; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


this thing i need in my car.......!!!

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 08:38

31. Daftama (Posts: 562; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Do those who don't get the here.. Meaning we are HERE to stay

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 07:47 11

3. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2337; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


"voice-guided navigation even without a data connection" wow that's great...
You added many features along with this...Nokia you're great.. FTW...

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 07:56 1

5. power_x (Posts: 204; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


much like iOS In The Car , except the offline mode
I am not saying that Nokia is copying Apple , a feature like this must be in every platform

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 07:58 5

7. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 825; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)


link?

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 08:24 1

19. power_x (Posts: 204; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


a link for iOS In The Car ?
watch WWDC 13

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 08:02 8

8. ANANDALTER (Posts: 123; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)


what made you think Nokia copied Apple!!!!!

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 08:17 3

12. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


he specifically said "i am not saying Nokia copied Apple" im sorry but your comment was beyond dumb....

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 08:29 2

23. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1090; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


that statement shows that apple did it first instead of nokia- the navigation part.

not literally saying the exact term "i did not say nokia copied apple" (coz he saying apple is first to concept/do the maps stuff)

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 08:32 2

24. akki20892 (Posts: 3252; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


here here here..............agree

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 08:22 1

15. power_x (Posts: 204; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


I said , '' I am not saying that Nokia is copying Apple ''
check your eyes please

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 08:26 2

20. akki20892 (Posts: 3252; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


but still we think that........!!!

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 08:39 1

34. asingha94 (Posts: 286; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)


Are you mad?what makes you thinking that!

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 09:07

44. -box- (Posts: 3712; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Except Nokia has been powering in-car navigation for most manufacturers for a while through their TeleNav service, which was rebranded to HERE (which I still think was a bit odd, as folks are comfortable saying Bing or google maps, and Nokia Maps and Drive was already established, but I digress), this just adds the ability to sync compatible systems with the phone, and expands offline capabilities without having to use CDs or DVDs.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 09:09

45. T00muchF00D (Posts: 98; Member since: 27 Nov 2011)


yeah you "are not saying they are copying apple" and you better not, as Nokia maps has been around much longer and is much better than apple maps. Hence why apple maps was taken down so quickly and Nokia maps has been getting more and more deals with more companies. good job nokia.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 09:41

47. power_x (Posts: 204; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


what do you mean by ''you better not'' ?
i am free to say what i want

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 10:03

50. T00muchF00D (Posts: 98; Member since: 27 Nov 2011)


because you'd be entirely incorrect

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 15:11

57. power_x (Posts: 204; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


Ya sure just becuase I am saying my point I am incorrect

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 08:07 13

10. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1650; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


nokia coping apple? B@#%h please.. lol, nokia maps are right on point

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 08:17

13. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


AGAIN...he specifically said "i am not saying Nokia copied Apple" im sorry but your comment was beyond dumb....

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 08:18

14. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


besides your just a Nokia fanboy so nothing you say can be exactly classified as true...

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 08:23

17. power_x (Posts: 204; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


I said , '' I am not saying that Nokia is copying Apple ''
check your eyes please

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 08:34

27. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1090; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


but why would you even say that part.

its like saying nokia has same concept as apple - but apple did it first
you are twisting our minds

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 08:42

37. power_x (Posts: 204; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


Apple APPLIED it first
thats what I mean

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 10:04

52. Deaconclgi (Posts: 210; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Nokia was working on early versions of this since 2010:

http://www.slashgear.com/alpine-and-nokia-partner-on-in-car-ovi-maps-integration-0376485/

http://www.engadget.com/2010/03/03/nokia-and-alpine-integrating-handsets-into-cars-bringing-ovi-ma/

http://www.engadget.com/2010/03/04/nokias-terminal-mode-spotted-in-the-wilds-of-the-geneva-motor-s/

Regardless of the smartphone integration, Ovi/Nokia/Here Maps have been in 4 our of 5 vehicles well before Apple applied anything.

From the HERE website:

"Maps for Life.

You may have known us as NAVTEQ or Nokia Maps. Introducing HERE, a new generation of maps built for how you live and what you care about, no matter where you are.

HERE offers fresh, relevant and reliable maps. We draw on more than 80,000 info sources in 196 countries to make 2.7 million map updates per day.

Our maps are used on more than 1 billion mobile devices and power the in-dash navigation systems in 4 out of 5 cars*.

With features like collections, 3D maps, live traffic, public transit and venue maps, HERE helps you navigate your life with ease and confidence.

*Cars with in-car navigation systems in North America and Europe"

The reason people are giving you a hard time is because Nokia has been the leader in Maps and Navigation for years and have applied their mapping and navigation expertise in more places, phones, vehicles, countries, platforms than Apple has ever dreamed of.

I'm not mad or upset or ranting and raving towards you in any way. I've been using Ovi/Nokia/Here Maps since 2008.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 10:03

51. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1650; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Yea i seen that.. but still.. why would you even mention apple??? And ughh,,, yea, im Just a "nokia fanboy" without a windows phone...smh..

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 08:14

11. Whateverman (Posts: 3187; Member since: 17 May 2009)


This looks like it could be a really good product, and a real competitor to Google Maps. The fact that you don't need a data connection is killer. I love my Google Maps because, TO ME, it's the best. But the limited offline mode henders it just a bit. I would definintly give this a try.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 08:26

21. sprockkets (Posts: 1077; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Well, duh. Every car based nav is going to have offline maps since otherwise it would be useless and require cumbersome phone pairings to work.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 08:33

25. Whateverman (Posts: 3187; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Car based... How does hat help those people driving a car without a car based nav and no signal on their phone? I'm specifically talking about the mobile app. There are other offline navy's for Android, but what I'm saying is Google needs to step it up.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 08:24

18. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Nokia Fanboys, Nokia Fanboys everywhere....but seriously this is a good app but im sorry google maps will always be the best...

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 08:35 1

28. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


And is the best!
Nokia maps the underdog


Where is chaoticrazor ®

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 09:16 4

46. -box- (Posts: 3712; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Google maps hasn't been the best in years, if it was ever before. They still have less data than Nokia worldwide, their offline mode is a joke, and the one thing they had that was unique (Street View) is now also on Nokia, although not yet as comprehensive in some places. Google's playing catch-up, especially with indoor mapping.

I'd use google maps before apple maps, but thankfully I'll never have to since I have HERE and a Lumia.

I know this link is for a Nokia website, and it's from last year, but it's the best frank comparison I've yet found.http://conversations.nokia.com/2012/09/20/benchmarking-mobile-maps/

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 10:02

49. Whateverman (Posts: 3187; Member since: 17 May 2009)


This may be true. Problem is, Nokia does or didn't make apps for other OSs. So for the fact that most OSs have a Google Maps app, I would still say Google is the best. When Nokia makes these apps available for other OSs, that may change. But right now, they'll have to settle on number 2.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 10:08

54. Whateverman (Posts: 3187; Member since: 17 May 2009)


I should add... At least in the US. I'm sure in other countries Nokia takes the crown. But it ain't worth switching to WP.

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 02:10

60. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1090; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


dafuq are you talking about. nokia made ''here maps' app for ios and android

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 15:24

58. Whateverman (Posts: 3187; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Just finished watching a few video comparisons and I must admitt, Nokia looks like the overall better product. Theres more functionality, more information available during offline mode. There are a few things they could improve on that Google does better, but I'm convinced... Nokia is the best!

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 08:36 1

29. sergiobr (Posts: 392; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


Go Android Nokia ! Go !

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 08:40 2

36. Nokfan1603 (Posts: 26; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)


Nearly all Nokia Lumia phones have the app Nokia Drive+ preinstalled. With this app you have free worldwide offline voice guided navigation. By the way, Nokia's navigation system is based on the American company Navteq, acquired by Nokia for about 6 billion USD a few years back. 4 out of 5 cars with built-in GPS are using Here maps. Great offline maps plus great camera plus great hardware quality; these are reasons why I bought a Lumia from Nokia and I love it. By the way, you also get free music streaming with Nokia Music.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 08:56 2

40. -box- (Posts: 3712; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


It's about time we had something like this. Glad to see ios isn't supported (haha!).

Go Nokia!!!

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 09:01

41. _Bone_ (Posts: 2104; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


For the moment I thought Nokia is offering a cross-platform Gmap alternative - with offline navigation - son, I am disappoint. Really the only thing missing from Google's otherwise accurate mapping service is offline navigation (without having to pre-load a route).

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 09:05 4

43. Klevis88 (Posts: 12; Member since: 15 May 2013)


When trolls say Google Maps is the best, show them this article in Wikipedia "Comparison of web map services". Here Maps beats Google Maps hands down. And the table does not make it justice because it cannot capture all the subtleties like in the row where it says "Save Maps". When you save a map with Here Maps you get all the functionality that you get with online maps. You can even reroute your journey. With Google Maps the "save" function is not even comparable.
And if the info in Wikipedia does not sound reliable to many people consider this:
4 out of 5 cars' navigation systems are powered by Nokia. Oracle, Yahoo, Facebook, UPS and most businesses who need reliable and precise information choose Nokia. Google Maps is only better as an advertising platform compared to Here.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 10:06 1

53. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1650; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Post them a link.... they need some facts!! ..lol

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