Category: Sat Nav Rumours

Nokia has no plans to give Nokia Drive Windows Phone app to any other devices

Posted on 28th February 2012 by ConnorSephton WP_DriveNavigation_02

When Nokia teamed up with Microsoft to create the first Windows Nokia Phone, one thing that Microsoft was particularly excited about was Nokia’s Ovi Maps. Nokia developed a pretty impressive satellite navigation app that runs on Windows 7, and rumours have spread suggesting that Nokia would soon be offering..

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Nokia to unveil offline maps on its sat nav system?

Posted on 28th February 2012 by ConnorSephton nokia-drive

Nokia has already assured us that they will not be offering their sat nav app for Windows Phones other than their Nokia devices, but now they’re also claiming to be able to make the experience even better and more exclusive for Nokia users. The app team is rumoured to..

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Nokia’s sat nav app cracked for unlocked devices

Posted on 28th February 2012 by ConnorSephton ALPINE_ICS_X8_Nokia_navigatore_gps_auto

Disappointed to hear that Nokia Drive won’t be available on your smart phone? Then you’ll no doubt be pleased to find that the Nokia Drive app has been hacked, and can now be installed on unlocked Windows Phone devices. The raw XAP file has been leaked online, and can..

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Sat nav that reacts to emotion soon to be released?

Posted on 28th February 2012 by ConnorSephton TomTom-940

Perhaps one of the most interesting rumours circulating is that there will soon be a sat nav device that is able to react to human emotion. Road rage could hence soon become a thing of the past! The sat navs being designed are reported to soon be able to..

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Could sat nav technology be used for cheaper insurance premiums?

Posted on 20th February 2012 by ConnorSephton Image courtesy of Autonational

The AA has announced a brand-new car insurance initiative which enables their customers to receive cheaper premiums through the use of sat nav technology. The policy involves customers installing a black box into their vehicle which monitors their speed, the severity of their braking, and which roads they use..

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Westminster trials sat nav guided gritters during wintry weather

Posted on 20th February 2012 by ConnorSephton 10-015_48.JPG

Early this February, a team of sat nav guided council vans were used to grit Westminster streets with  1,600 tons of salt. Roads were gritted by these clever new council vans which use electronic sensors that can ensure grit is spread across the road evenly. Furthermore, their GPS features..

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The sat nav that can help the blind

Posted on 20th February 2012 by ConnorSephton Image courtesy of BBC Look East

Getting around can be difficult for blind people, and relying on current aids is often not quite enough for getting around properly. This is where new sat nav technology is coming in handy. A brand-new GPS based system, which is capable of announcing street names, shops and other landmarks,..

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