After nine months of work, Telenav is waving goodbye to proprietary mapmakers in its Scout navigation app and relying solely on crowdsourced maps. The iPhone app gets the upgrade first, followed by Android in June.
Quartz, the business-news site from Atlantic Media, is experimenting with a new way of navigating the news that is powered by blog pioneer Dave Winer’s outlining software called Fargo, which allows readers to expand and collapse individual points
Nav systems have been optimized for cars on city streets, but what if you’re on a moped trying to avoid steep hills, or on foot on a mountain trail? You need a new kind of navigation.
Citymapper is more known in London than it is in the U.S., but with $10 million in new capital it plans to expand into other big metro areas where large numbers of public transit commuters live.
The Berlin startup scene also has another big exit to be proud of, with the deal carrying a value of just under $24 million.
The new 2014 Civic will get an in-dash facelift with the new HondaLink connected infotainment system. The system brings in new apps, navigation services from Nokia and a boatload of integration with the iPhone.
Telenav continues to trick out its turn-by-turn navigation apps social coordination features. This week it launched a tool that allows multiple people to navigate their way to the same destination on the same map.
Telenav hasn’t just hired OpenStreetMap founder Steve Coast away from Microsoft; the navigation company plans to wean itself entirely off of proprietary cartography, relying solely on OSM’s collaborative, crowdsourced and freely available maps.
Nokia takes the first of many planned steps into the connected car, launching an embedded infotainment and navigation system called Here Auto that reaches beyond the vehicle into the broader world of smartphone apps.
Nokia believes its can use its role as the auto industry’s mapmaker as a launchpad into the connected car. In an interview with GigaOM, Nokia Here EVP Michael Halbherr shares his vision of the Nokia-powered vehicle.