The SmartGPS Apps deliver in real-time reviews and tips for local businesses from social media including Yelp, Foursquare, and other partners to create current, local and personalized driving and pedestrian experiences.
The applications are free but the spoken turn-by-turn driving instructions are sold as a premium through in-app purchase.
The apps will be released during the Spring in the United States and the Summer in Europe.
The apps are another element in Magellan's Smart Ecosystem, a cloud platform that integrates social media and navigation content directly onto a navigation map.
"We architected the Smart Ecosystem to integrate with automotive infotainment and mobile network service platforms so users can enjoy a truly mobile, connected car experience now," said Peggy Fong, President of MiTAC Digital Corporation. "SmartGPS mobile apps connect to the vehicle dash, allowing users to easily search social media and points-of-interest for destinations, and send the locations via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi to SmartGPS enabled vehicle navigation systems."