As expected, Nokia has finally announced “Here Auto” and “Here Auto companion app” today. HERE Auto, is an embedded in-dash navigation system and along with the Here Auto companion app it assists,
- When you plan your journey – on here.com or on your smartphone;
- When you drive – with embedded voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation in 95 countries, traffic re-routing and fuel prices;
- When you approach your destination – with street level images, parking availability and indoor maps.
HERE Auto also works offline and works in areas with weak or absent mobile network coverage. Nokia is also providing OS-independent APIs for HERE Auto. Carmakers can customize integrated in-car experiences, extending HERE Auto with features such as music and social networking.
With the HERE Auto Companion App for Android and Windows Phone, you can find out where you left your car (with LiveSight) and stay in touch with all the sensors in your vehicle such as the fuel level and tyre pressure. You can even lock/unlock your car or control air conditioning.
This sounds really futuristic and this is what may finally unlock Here division’s full potential for Nokia. Wanna read more, click here.