Nokia announces HERE Auto with app for smartphones

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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60 Comments

1. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

This is a nifty feature. Go Nokia!

2. akbarkool

Posts: 42; Member since: Nov 06, 2012

Nokia - Connecting people

4. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Nokia - Connecting people - to the past.

9. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Google who???? Lmao.. GO NOKIA

26. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 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........

48. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

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

33. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Following Androids footsteps ™

30. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

With last years tech, and specs. Which Nokia are great at. ™

35. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Also provide higher user satisfaction too...

32. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 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.

22. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

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

6. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 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.

38. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 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!

39. Klevis88

Posts: 12; Member since: May 15, 2013

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

42. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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.

55. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 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.

56. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 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.

59. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

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

16. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

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

31. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

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

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 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...

5. power_x

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 28, 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

7. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

link?

19. power_x

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

a link for iOS In The Car ? watch WWDC 13

8. ANANDALTER

Posts: 124; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

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

12. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

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

23. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 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)

24. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

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

15. power_x

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

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

20. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

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

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