Cosmic Navigation to Use AND Maps

Cosmic Navigation to Use AND Maps
Dutch digital map publisher AND announced the signing of a licensing deal with mobile navigation provider Cosmic Navigation. Also based in the Netherlands, Cosmic Navigation supplies white label navigation software to low cost PND brands. The maps from AND will be used in these products as well as Cosmic’s mobile navigation software for smartphones. Cosmic Navigation will also provide navigation to an upcoming tablet PC product.

“We are delighted to team up with an innovative partner such as AND. They know that the market is very aware of cost nowadays, therefore AND provides us with very competitive digital maps”, said Olivier Chevalier, Director of CosmicNavigation. “We will use these maps in our GPS products and enrich the map with our navigation content to get a better edge on the competition.”

For AND this deal is the first footstep into the PND market. The map publisher now seems has enough coverage across Europe to offer a credible alternative to Tele Atlas and NAVTEQ data.

Monday, September 13th 2010

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