NAVIGON Selects INRIX as the Exclusive Provider of Real-Time Traffic Info in Europe and North America

INRIX and NAVIGON AG announced that NAVIGON will use INRIX’s real-time traffic information exclusively to power its PND products in Europe as well as its highly successful iPhone navigation App in Europe and North America. NAVIGON just recently introduced the first pan-European real-time traffic products with the launch of the NAVIGON 8450 Live and 6350 Live.

McDonald’s Europe chooses NAVTEQ for location-based advertising

As part of the agreement McDonald’s Europe has provided NAVTEQ with location information for more than 5,500 of its restaurants in 16 countries, including an indication of where drive-in facilities are available.

Mio launches first ultra-slim Sat Nav with integrated Digital TV

Mio today announces a new range of products combining industry leading satellite navigation with a digital TV, providing users with easy-to-use, multi-channel entertainment they can enjoy during breaks in the journey or at their final destination.

TomTom and CosmicNavigation sign partnership contract

TomTom has signed a partnership contract with the developer of GPS products from Amsterdam, CosmicNavigation.
It’s for the first time in it’s excistence that TomTom will promote and market ‘third party content’. CosmicNavigation’s cycling, marine and touring content will initialy fall under this agreement.

Auditors slam EU over Galileo

The European Commission’s leadership and management skills have been found wanting by a Court of Auditors report into the EU’s much-delayed Galileo satellite navigation project. The report, published on 29 June, also blames individual countries for defending their commercial interests throughout the programme.

Mapmaker AND completes digital map of Denmark

AND Automotive Navigation Data, the Dutch developer of digital mapping data, has completed the process of mapping Denmark. The full digital map of Denmark is now available for commercial use. This is the company’s next step on the road to full coverage of Western Europe.

Hertz Ensures Its Customers Are NeverLost, powered by Garmin

The system has been customised specifically for Hertz customers, including additional mapping to include Eastern Europe as well as pre-programmed Hertz branch locations across Europe. The voice guidance is available in all major Western Europe, Eastern Europe and Far East languages.

Nokia #1 choice for mobile navigation in Europe and Russia According to the study conducted by Frost & Sullivan

According to the study conducted by Frost & Sullivan amongst European and Russian consumers, Nokia is the number one choice for mobile navigation over other leading handset manufacturers.

Journey Dynamics launches driver personalisation technology – MyDrive – for superior routing and the highest levels of accuracy

Journey Dynamics has announced the launch of its driver personalisation technology – MyDrive – which allows satnavs or other navigation devices to learn the way each individual drives. This dramatically improves the accuracy of the estimated journey time, and so removesone of the biggest issues in using satnav devices. The MyDrive version for Western Europe is available immediately and other regions will roll-out later this year.

Europe by Sygic Mobile Maps for iPhone available from iTunes

After last week’s release of Sygic Mobile Maps 2009 for iPhone for South East Asia and Australia & New Zealand, today you can check out and download also the long awaited Sygic’s turn-by-turn voice guided iPhone app for Europe.
You’ll never get lost in Europe again, no matter whether you are driving in crowded London or through an uninhabited mountains pass in south Austria; because Sygic Mobile Maps turn-by-turn voice guided navigation application with maps of 44 European countries on-board your iPhone – which is by the way an ideal gadget for having navigation assistance always with you – will never let you down.