Nokia have taken their latest step in becoming the “Where” platform with the introduction of Here Auto, a navigation system embedded into the dashboard of vehicles, as well as a companion app which will be available for Windows Phone and Android smartphones.
Announced on Nokia Conversations who said:
Internet connectivity transforms the abilities of many devices, including cars. However, we believe that a connected car isn’t just about putting a smartphone in vehicles. We believe that connectivity creates vast new possibilities for the automobile industry. HERE Auto and HERE Auto Companion app aim to take advantage of those possibilities and bring our vision of a connected car to life.
Without copying and pasting the whole of Conversation’s post, I really couldn’t explain what Here Auto does any better, so I’d strongly recommend you read the post HERE
The article lists the impressive statistic that 4 out of every 5 cars with in dash navigation use Here maps. Here Auto will also take what is great about Here Maps on smartphones, namely working without an Internet connection, as well as synchronize Favourite Places on your phone and bring it to the dashboard.
Here Auto is already working in Continental’s Open Infotainment platform, and more car manufacturers are to be named soon.
Nokia invite you to see and learn more about Here Auto by visiting them at the Frankfurt Motor Show on September 10th.