Nokia Reveals "Here Auto" Maps Software for Cars
August 30, 2013 12:11 PM
comment(s) - last by
There's a mobile app and cloud service available
knows a thing or two about
, and now it's applying that knowledge to the car market with its new Here Auto connected car platform.
Nokia announced the new platform today, describing it as an application that can be embedded to a vehicle's navigation system. It also has a cloud service and a mobile app.
Those who have the Here Auto software in their in-car navigation system can take advantage of maps (2D, 3D or street-level) and voice navigation -- all without the need for a data connection. But with Web access, drivers can get real-time weather and traffic updates.
The mobile app ties into the service, allowing drivers to find their car and plan trips ahead of time.
There's no word on when it Here Auto will be available, but Nokia is working with parts supplier Continental to recruit automakers willing to integrate the software into their systems. For the time being, the app works exclusively with Windows Phones, but it should be available to iOS and Android later.
Here Auto will make an appearance at the International Motor Show in Germany on September 10.
Nokia unveiled its
"Here" maps and location service
in November 2012, It's a cloud-based brand and platform for location/mapping, and it provides 3D mapping, public transport directions, voice-guided walk navigation and more.
Nokia considered a big name in maps, and other large tech players have come to Nokia for maps partnerships in the recent past. In October 2012,
partnered with Nokia for its mapping services, and
did the same just a couple of months earlier.
Nokia has also worked with auto companies like BMW, Volkswagen, Korean Hyundai and Mercedes for maps.
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
8/30/2013 8:35:15 PM
Auto lie down!
Good boy Auto.
Auto Roll Over!
RE: Here Auto!
9/2/2013 3:43:14 AM
According to your logic, you should just walk everywhere.
RE: Here Auto!
9/2/2013 9:28:19 PM
It is powerful logic!
"What would I do? I'd shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders." -- Michael Dell, after being asked what to do with Apple Computer in 1997
Nokia Unveils "HERE" Maps/Location Service
November 13, 2012, 3:36 PM
Quick Note: Nokia Partners with Oracle for Maps
October 2, 2012, 3:05 PM
Amazon Taps Nokia for Maps
August 31, 2012, 8:24 PM
Staples Closing 225 Stores Across North America
March 7, 2014, 1:24 PM
HP Launches $170, 8" Android Tablet
March 7, 2014, 8:09 AM
Sony Computer Entertainment America CEO Jack Tretton Stepping Down
March 6, 2014, 8:52 PM
Apple Won't Let UK Sons Unlock Their Deceased Mother's iPad
March 6, 2014, 12:44 PM
Benchmarks for NVIDIA Tegra K1 Hit the web
March 6, 2014, 8:57 AM
Microsoft's Gates, Nadella, Bates Initially Opposed Nokia Acquisition; Said Microsoft Should Stick with Software
March 5, 2014, 1:33 PM
Most Popular Articles
Mt. Gox Bitcoin CEO Can't Stifle Grin as he Bows in Apology for Bankruptcy
February 28, 2014, 5:00 PM
Report: Microsoft Considering Offering Free “Windows 8.1 with Bing”
February 28, 2014, 10:21 AM
Facebook Kills Popular Messenger App for PCs
March 1, 2014, 4:01 PM
Two More Microsoft Executives Leaving the Company
March 3, 2014, 4:38 PM
USAF Moves Forward With Long Range Bomber Program Despite Budget Crunch
March 4, 2014, 9:44 AM
Latest Blog Posts
Tesla vs. BMW: Who Has the Safer EV?
Feb 1, 2014, 2:56 PM
Justice Leaks Details of Next HTC One Two Flagship Phone
Dec 5, 2013, 4:04 PM
Global Cyber Espionage Concerns Reveal Growing Cyber Armies
Nov 29, 2013, 11:04 AM
Is The Period Becoming an Expression of Anger?
Nov 26, 2013, 2:02 PM
NSA and Congress -- You Will Never Kill the Constitution, It's an Idea
Nov 10, 2013, 2:00 PM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information