Navteq archive

  • Navteq makes satnavs a bit more "human"
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    Navteq makes satnavs a bit more "human"

    By 3 September 2010

    Satnavs are undeniably useful, and much has been done to try and personalise systems with voice skins. However Navteq has just announced a system, at IFA 2010 in Berlin, which it hopes will provide GPS users with a more intuitive - dare we say "human"...

  • VIDEO: Continental reveals Android-based AutoLinQ connected head unit
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    VIDEO: Continental reveals Android-based AutoLinQ connected head unit

    By 1 February 2010

    Continental is to soon offer a system that will see Android-powered head units getting you connected in your car. The Android-powered AutoLinQ system (one small element of which is rendered in the video above) is a new "connected services platform" that...

  • Navteq claims Santa Claus navigation partnership
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    Navteq claims Santa Claus navigation partnership

    By 24 December 2009

    Navteq reckons it's "working closely with the North Pole's Department of Transport to ensure that Santa Claus has the latest Navteq map data powering his sleigh this holiday season". In a sign that someone in the marketing department has perhaps been...

  • iGO My Way for iPhone gets British Isles edition
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    iGO My Way for iPhone gets British Isles edition

    By 9 December 2009

    Following on from the release of the European versions of iGO My Way 2009 for iPhone, a British Isles edition has now been made available. As you might imagine, the British Isles version covers the United Kingdom and Ireland and offers Navteq maps with...

  • Navteq makes Microsoft deal
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    Navteq makes Microsoft deal

    By 7 December 2009

    Navteq has announced a tie-up with Microsoft that'll see the two companies collaborating on 3D mapping data and visuals. Navteq says that the agreement will allow it to more rapidly deploy innovative collection capabilities and accelerate the collection,...

  • Navteq "Motorway Junction Objects" available in Europe
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    Navteq "Motorway Junction Objects" available in Europe

    By 4 September 2009

    Navteq has announced that "Motorway Junction Objects" are now available for 10 countries in Europe. This means navigation systems will "flexibly generate 3D junction animations" and help guide drivers at difficult intersections on roads, with the M1 in...

  • OpenStreetMap - Crowd sourced cartography set to re-map the world
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    OpenStreetMap - Crowd sourced cartography set to re-map the world

    By 26 August 2009

    The Ordnance Survey is paid for by the tax payer - serveral times over as it goes. So, why is it that we foot a further fee to Great Britain's national mapping agency every time we buy a satnav or even an A-Z? If you purchase a TomTom, approximately 20-30%...

  • Navteq: "The phone will not replace the sat-nav"
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    Navteq: "The phone will not replace the sat-nav"

    By 1 July 2009

    Navteq - the company owned by Nokia that's behind the maps and navigation systems in almost every satnav around - has been discussing the future of the PND - the portable navigation device. Pocket-lint had a chat to the company's vice president, Serge...

  • Garmin announces nuvi 1200 and 1300 series
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    Garmin announces nuvi 1200 and 1300 series

    By 3 March 2009

    Garmin has announced eight new models in the nuvi 1200 and nuvi 1300 series, described as navigators with an "ultra-thin" design for use in and out of the car. The new series gets the option of "CityXplorer" maps with public transit mode, available for...

  • Navteq showcases new products at MWC
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    Navteq showcases new products at MWC

    By 16 February 2009

    Navteq has taken advantage of the 2009 Mobile World Congress to showcase its range of mapping solutions and devices. Including the new and updated Navteq Traffic, which introduces the company's traffic information service to Europe, there are also a few...

  • Navteq launches Traffic Patterns Europe v2.0
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    Navteq launches Traffic Patterns Europe v2.0

    By 16 February 2009

    Navteq has launched Traffic Patterns Europe v2.0, an updated historic traffic database that now includes coverage of the UK. The newest version includes typical traffic speeds on 120,000km of primary and secondary roads across the UK and nearly 200,000km...

  • Medion GoPal P5430 launches
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    Medion GoPal P5430 launches

    By 26 November 2008

    Medion has announced the availability of its latest navigation device, the GoPal P5430, that gets a 5-inch widescreen touchscreen display. Complete with integrated TMC and a built-in TMC antenna, preinstalled European mapping and a biometric fingerprint...

  • Nokia announces Mobile Millennium project
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    Nokia announces Mobile Millennium project

    By 10 November 2008

    Nokia has announced the launch of "Mobile Millennium", a pilot scheme that will collect and study traffic data received from GPS-enabled mobile devices in US. Nokia Research Center is collaborating with UC Berkeley's California Center for Innovative Transportation,...

  • Navteq drivers get fuel price alerts
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    Navteq drivers get fuel price alerts

    By 6 November 2008

    Navteq GPS system owners can now download two new tools - which have been released for beta testing. In these times of mounting petrol prices and sinking spending, the company has come up with a tool that will help you find the cheapest place to fill...

  • TomTom and Navteq develop "Sat Nag"
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    TomTom and Navteq develop "Sat Nag"

    By 27 October 2008

    Two of the biggest players in the sat nav arena have teamed up to produce a device that promises not only to get you to your destination, but makes sure you drive safely on the way. The Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) is a joint venture between...

  • Garmin offers nuMaps guarantee
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    Garmin offers nuMaps guarantee

    By 16 October 2008

    Garmin has announced the availability of its "nüMaps Guarantee", which means new owners of selected Garmin satnavs receive the most updated maps available. After a customer purchases a new nüvi or zumo satnav, they can check to see if they are eligible...

  • Garmin nuvi 500 series launches
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    Garmin nuvi 500 series launches

    By 22 July 2008

    Garmin has announced its first multi-use nüvi portable navigation device dedicated to walking, cycling, scootering, driving and boating in one rugged "easy-to-use" unit. The nüvi 500 series comes equipped with the latest tech from Garmin including Navteq...

  • Garmin Mobile for BlackBerry launches
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    Garmin Mobile for BlackBerry launches

    By 22 July 2008

    Garmin has announced Garmin Mobile for BlackBerry, a one-time, £89.99 purchase with full European coverage that will give customers who own BlackBerry devices unlimited use of Garmin Mobile’s turn-by-turn, voice prompted directions for the life of...

  • EU approves Nokia's Navteq acquistion
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    EU approves Nokia's Navteq acquistion

    By 2 July 2008

    Nokia has announced that it has received unconditional approval from the European Commission for its planned acquisition of Navteq and expects to close the deal within the next 5 business days. Although the European Commission said competition issues...

  • Navevo ProNav GPS for lorry drivers launches
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    Navevo ProNav GPS for lorry drivers launches

    By 14 May 2008

    Hopefully marking the end of "lorry driver follows satnav under low bridge" news stories, Navevo has unveiled its satnav solution for drivers of heavy goods vehicles and vans. Using NAVTEQ Transport, ProNav GPS software features dynamic routing and navigation...

  • Nokia faces EU probe over Navteq bid
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    Nokia faces EU probe over Navteq bid

    By 31 March 2008

    Nokia announced its intention to lay down 5.7 billion euros to buy the GPS software company, Navteq, way back in October, but now EU authorities may block the deal. The acquisition would be the largest ever for Nokia but the European Commission has raised...

  • Nokia announces NAVTEQ acquisition
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    Nokia announces NAVTEQ acquisition

    By 1 October 2007

    Further to the news story we ran earlier today, suggesting the two companies were in talks, Nokia has announced it is to acquire NAVTEQ. Under the terms of the agreement, Nokia will pay $78 in cash for each share of NAVTEQ including outstanding options...

  • Nokia in talks to buy Navteq
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    Nokia in talks to buy Navteq

    By 1 October 2007

    Nokia is said to be "deep in discussion" to buy navigation software maker Navteq and has been in talks for the last few weeks, say "people familiar with the matter". Navteq provides Nokia with GPS solutions for their mobile phones, so the companies already...