Navitel, a Moscow-based GPS navigation provider has recently updated their Navigation software for Android and Windows Mobile devices. The Navitel version 18.104.22.168 has many functions such as; priority lanes display, interactive interface and others. The new version includes:
Displaying of priority lanes at maneuver
It helps to get ready for the next maneuver in advance, indicating the right lane for changing. User can choose, whether the hint for priority lanes at maneuver will be indicated at the top or at the bottom of display, or deactivated at all in the program settings.
“Navitel.Traffic” service and satellites information are updated
Sensor “Navitel.Traffic” now displays information about traffic jams in the city in points-from one to ten, and sensor “Satellite” shows the amount of active satellites. Red color of satellite icon means that current user’s location is not defined, yellow satellite color stands for obtaining data on the coordinates through A-GPS, and icon becomes green, when there are no less than 4 active satellites.
New search of the “Nearest” POI
Before searching the nearest POI, user is offered to choose the place, according to the search will be done: near the needed address, along the route near finish point, or around the place pre-specified by cursor on the map.
Map rotation with two fingers
If device display supports technology Multi-touch, rotation with the help of two fingers on the device display allows switching map orientation by cardinal points. For devices without Multi-touch support map rotation is available with smooth finger movement at the scale.
Apart from Speedcam warnings, Navitel can warn user about speeding at the current section of the road. To adjust the warnings settings (visual or voice, the scale of speeding’s) go to Settings menu, to “Warnings” section.
Option “Rotation during movement”
Function of map rotation during movement is changed. Map rotation is done now according to user’s movement, in spite of direction of the route.
Route planning is improved
Updated route planning, taking into account traffic jams information, allows avoiding unnecessary detours while routing. The mistake with route in a straight line during automatic re-routing is corrected. Changes were also made to the “short” routing. Option of routing, taking into account U-turns, was adapted.
Displaying of 3D-models on the map were improved, at scale 2000km background color was changed to black (Space). The maximum amount weather forecasts at the map is reduced to 5 objects. Map rendering is improved.
Changes were made to the function of automatic maps updates verification
– Traffic jams information uploaded earlier will be available when restarting the program.
– Support of smartphones and tablets with high display resolution was improved
– Possible voice stutterings were corrected at some Android-devices.
– Stability and working speed of Navitel Navigator were improved.
Navitel 22.214.171.124 updates for iOS, Symbian and Bada devices, and for personal navigation devices (PND) will be available soon.