Nokia’s Here Auto, hopes to be a force in the world’s car infotainment systems. HERE Auto and its companion apps for smartphones, are said to deliver the right map at the right moment, with or without a data connection.
Nokia’s Here mapping and navigation are at the heart of Here Auto. The in-dash software contains all of the key features of its Windows Phone 8 app, from 3D maps to real-time traffic, points of interest, street-level imaging and local business search.
HERE aggregates services from many sources in the cloud and delivers a service package to carmakers and through them to drivers. Nokia says they have completely rebuilt our traffic engine to be more powerful and reliable.
Unlike most other embedded navigation systems, Here Auto isn’t walled off. It’s the same app you access on the smartphone or through a PC browser. All of your bookmarked destinations, preferred routes, contacts and preferences are stored in the cloud and synched between devices.
Nokia did not announce pricing or availability on its cloud integration, but more details should be announced next month at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt next month.