NNG Brings Map Updates, Smartphone Connectivity to Navigation Headunits

NNG Brings Map Updates, Smartphone Connectivity to Navigation Headunits
Automotive navigation software vendor NNG today announced the availability of Navfusion, a smartphone connectivity system that allow in-car navigation head units to receive map updates and connected services.

The system connects the smartphone to the car through USB, Bluetooth or Wi-Fi and sync the content between the Headunit and the companion app. For example if the Headunit does not have the latest map update, but this has already been downloaded on the phone then the new content will be uploaded to the car. The same happens with favorite destinations, etc. back and forth.

In addition to that the connection established to the phone can leverage the data plan of the user to download content: local search request, real-time traffic, speedcam warning, etc.

Last but not least the auto maker can use the connectivity to retrieve car data from the vehicle CAN bus in order to perform remote diagnostics readouts or offer additional services to the customer, for example, maintenance appointments.

In a separate news NNG spoke about their most recent developments on the automotive market. “We achieved 14% market share in the automotive line fit navigation in 2012, approaching now 25% and our aim is to gain 40%. We have signed orders for 30 million units of the iGO Navigation software within the coming years,” said Péter Balogh, CEO of NNG in a public statement yesterday.

Learn more:
Listen here to our comprehensive interview with NNG’s vice president of Automotive Jim Nardulli.

Watch below NNG's video presentation of Navfusion

Wednesday, June 5th 2013

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