NAVTEQ Traffic Patterns™ Saves Drivers Up to 42 Hours Per Year in Europe

Recent NAVTEQ research, including more than 145,000 unique route tests in 14 European cities, concluded that NAVTEQ Traffic Patterns saves European drivers 42 hours a year for an average, daily, roundtrip commute of 60 kilometers.

Augmented reality company Layar gets $1M boost, launches on Symbian

Layar, which has forged early leadership in the nascent but inspiring field of “augmented reality,” is about to finish raising a round of more than $1 million.

Intrinsyc Launches Destinator 9 GPS Navigation for Symbian Qt Phones

Destinator Application Available on Ovi Store in 2010 for Easy Purchase and Download to Symbian Devices

ABI Research Anticipates ‘Dramatic Growth’ for Augmented Reality via Smartphones

ugmented Reality (AR), the overlay of graphics onto a video stream or other real-time display, has existed for more than 15 years, with customized applications in industrial automation, theme parks, sports television, military displays, and online marketing. Recently, an entirely new mass market has opened up in mobile handsets, due to the availability of video cameras, processors, GPS data, compasses, and accelerometers on smartphone handset platforms. In particular, personal navigation applications for the Apple iPhone and Android platforms have seen strong early adoption, due to the intuitive nature of the real-time display.

The Year Mobile Web Use Exploded

Mobile Web usage has been on the upswing ever since the iPhone leaped onto the stage. But new data form Opera suggests it’s not just the iPhone that’s delivering the Internet to smartphone users.

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RouteBuddy Ltd and Ordnance Survey announce the immediate availability of the first Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 scale maps compatible with the iPhone and iPod touch.

Over 200 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50K scale maps are now available from RouteBuddy’s online map store providing complete coverage of the UK. iPhone users can now choose the map that suits their use, Landranger for the casual user or Explorer maps for those who need the most detail.

Berg Insight says mobile navigation users increased twofold year-on-year in H1-2009 to 28 million

According to a new research report by the analyst firm Berg Insight, the number of mobile subscribers downloading navigation routes and turn-by-turn navigation instructions using their mobile handsets increased twofold from H1-2008 to H1-2009 and reached 28 million.

Android Moving Into Mio MiBuddy Navigation De

Mio Technology will launch a new version of its MiBuddy 4.7-inch touchscreen Internet and navigation device next year running Google’s Android mobile software, a company representative said Tuesday.

Personal Botanic E-Narrator Developed by SuperGIS Mobile Engine

SuperGeo and Institute for Information Industry, Taiwan, are pleased to announce the release of E-narrator. Developed by SuperGIS Mobile Engine, SuperGeo’s mobile SDK, the E-narrator is a personal botanic tour guide assisting tourists in recognizing the fern ecology easily.

GPS Tuner has announced the latest generation of its off-road navigation software

Developed specially for mobile devices. GPS Tuner Atlas is a must-have for anyone who seeks a flexible off-road navigation solution for geocaching, biking, touring, extreme sports, and hunting or as part of their day-to-day off-road professional activities.