Voice-based Nav safer But Visual still in demand

A recent study by OnStar – Telematics provider – realised by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI), found that voice-based user interfaces are a safer form of in-vehicle navigation compared to others, but users still like to have visual to accompany voice instructions. The study evaluated a cell phone-based navigation, a PND (Personal Navigation Device),…

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Microsoft & Toyota in Telematics Alliance

Microsoft and Toyota have announced a “strategic partnership“ to “build a global platform for next generation telematics services“ using the Microsoft cloud computing platform, Windows Azur.  As part of this partnership, the two companies plan to participate in a 1 billion yen (about $12 million) investment in Toyota Media Service Co. – a subsidiary of…

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Trimble GPS App on Android

Trimble Outdoors released new versions of AllSport GPS, its fitness apps for smartphones running Google Android. The new apps collect more than 20 fitness stats and calculate calories burned to help people reach their fitness goals. In addition, consumers can see real-time weather forecasts, chart their workouts over time, and view street and park maps.…

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