Navigation Study by Navteq: What’s Driving U.S. Consumers

More people use portable navigation devices (PNDs) than in-dash navigation systems, but users of in-dash systems use their system more often, according to a U.S. consumer survey released by Navteq.

Berg Insight says 88 percent of PNDs sold in 2015 will have integrated cellular connectivity

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, global shipments of Personal Navigation Devices (PNDs) will peak at about 50 million units per year in 2012 and slightly decline thereafter. Growing shipments in emerging markets are not likely to fully compensate for the decline in Europe and North America, where higher adoption of handset-based navigation services will become the primary navigation solution for occasional users.

Will mobile navigation spell doom for PNDs? By Sarah Reedy for Telephony Online

When Google released its Google Maps Navigation application for Android, featuring turn-by-turn directions, live traffic updates and voice control, the stocks of portable navigation device–makers and GPS competitors took a sizable hit.

Personal Navigation Devices Battle GPS-Enabled Handset Challenge

The personal navigation device (PND) market is showing signs of maturity as price points decline sharply, consolidation occurs, and shipment growth slows, reports In-Stat. In addition, the increasing competition from GPS-enabled mobile phones represents the most significant threat the PND market will face. Nevertheless, stand-alone PND sales will continue to grow over the next five years, albeit at an anemic rate.

Intrinsyc Announces Shipment of GPS-E Soleus® Transit Device

Intrinsyc Software International today announced that Hong Kong-based GPS Technologies Company, Ltd. (GPS-E) began shipping a connected PND (cPND) running on the Soleus® Transit software platform. In November 2008, GPS-E licensed Soleus Transit, a turnkey software platform optimized for the development of connected personal navigation devices. Soleus Transit allows device makers to add compelling features that enable innovative and differentiated devices while significantly reducing development time and costs.

Garmin is partner of European Navigation Event

Since the first edition in 2005 took off, Garmin has been a partner.

Nokia Bullish on LBS Web Applications

LBS activity seems to be growing in Europe. Nokia, along with its Navteq subsidiary, is leaning forward to introduce location-based social networking applications on Facebook. In another event, such companies as Navigon and Garmin are rolling out new connected personal navigation devices (PNDs) in Europe — even though many in the industry think that technology isn’t a moneymaker in North America.

Medion is gold partner of the European Navigation Event, and will be keynote speaker

Medion is gold partner of European Navigation Event. Since the third edition in 2007 took off, Medion has been a partner.

Garmin nuvi 1690 PND outed: EDGE, Bluetooth and new “nuinfo” connected services

Details of the upcoming Garmin nuvi 1690 connected PND are quietly being outed, courtesy of both the FCC and the Bluetooth SIG (Special Interest Group). will speak at European Navigation Event, 6 october 2009

Philip Van der Putten, Co-owner, RouteYou will speak about outdoor routes for motorbikers, hikers, cyclists and tourists.