Tom Tom used by Apple has Live Traffic HD. This service does not work base on one technology from what I am reading. They say they use information on traffic congestion based on cellular phones being stopped in traffic and refreshed every 2 minutes. Nokia says there live traffic cloud is almost in real time 30 seconds. I have not found the answers on where they are pulling their data and why there is not more of a bigger deal being made that they have figured out a way of using the HD bandwith in Auto Radios. HD is High Definition and is a new type of radio if you do not know.
Just noticing that Tom Tom appears to be using kind of shaky data. Which cell phones does it pull the data, how does it not use the users air time, are users of cells notified of this?
No real good press or good answers to how big of a deal it is that Nokia may have figured out a better more accurate method that works in remote area, more areas and would make them #1 ABOVE Tom Tom.
No real or good press on the HD Radio bandwidth and did they discover this can it bring wireless internet, hot spots.
Kind of weird that Nokia does not put out anything on what seems to be some great science.
I have not looked into this too much or talked to anyone. Just seems that there is something missing. I think you have to add Tom Tom to the interested buyers.sure would be interested in HERE.
Nokia also does not need the Car Manufacturers. You can buy an HD Radio aftermarket at Best Buy.
I do not have any of these answers. Maybe someone else does.
I used to have a TomTom standalone GPS in Europe, 3 years ago.
It used the Information from Digital Radio, like TMC, and also had a built in Sim Card, that works out of the box, and gets live data from TomTom Server and transmits Location data/Speed data back to the Server.
On top of that I know that in my Country TomTom used to have a contract with Vodafone, so that the tomTom Servers get additional Position/Speed data from every Vodafone user in the Country.
This is what I remember. Not sure how this holds up in relation to Nokias HERE Service.
Might as well be for the amount of advertising Nokia has done on this road to the brave new world. I think the guy running Nokia must be ex Special Ops. He likes to not let anyone know when or what they are doing. Would not hurt to advertise every know and then or maybe go on CNBC like every other company that has something good. Seriously? they are keeping this quiet?
What the hell kind of dumb question is that. I typed them. Yea, I know damn well what I typed. I know damn well you can not click to open them or hit some kind of ignore button. So if you they are not your style, I am not forcing you to read them. Does not make my day knowing you don't like my messages. I think I am on to something and do not need you to come along. I am going with or without you on this ride.
Everyone probably needs to update their HERE app. I noticed gas prices are on it. Here are other changes that make Here Cloud better:
◾You can save your favorite places, routes and commutes in the HERE Cloud and synchronize them with other HERE products;
◾You always get the freshest maps with frequent updates;
◾With real-time traffic information you always know the fastest route;
◾You can find nearby and available electric charging stations, which connector types they offer and how they are rated by the community;
◾You can get fuel price information in the United States, Canada and Europe;
◾You can find nearby points of interests including community-generated content (ratings, reviews, pictures);
◾You can find nearby and available on-street and off-street parking and, where possible, you can pay for it;
◾You can know where validated fixed and crowd-sourced mobile traffic cameras are;
◾You have access to weather information at the destination or along a route;
◾And you can see street level images of your destination and orientate yourself more easily.
In the bullet paragraph above. Two features the fuel prices and even a bigger on finding available "on street" and off street parking. How the hell are they going to know where an open parking space is in a Suburban city. You wonder how Nokia got to the point where they are at. If half of this stuff is true they are geniuses and this thing will probably end up above 11 before you know it. In comparison to Tom Tom and like it or the Horrible experience with Google maps than this is a must have for a Microsoft or Apple.
I think it is time to make money. Look at sentence one paragraph 2 below. It says:
A really great solution to providing a real-time picture of what is happening everywhere didn’t exist, so we built one.
A may not be a Scientist but I know & respect Nokia. This is worth a hell of a lot and something everyone can use in all countries. It does say it did not exist and they built one.
The press treats Nok like a step child. This it a pretty big story. I have to keep checking it trying to figure out if I am missing something. They just came up with something big and if it was Apple, you would be hearing it all day long over and over.
Maybe by the time the public "gets it", I will own a lot of this. I do think someone is going to try and take this off Nokia's hands if they can get it from them. Good stuff.
Just looking into this thing when I get free time because it is intriguing me:
It’s not at all easy to understand how traffic works, even in optimal conditions. Micro-disturbances like a driver changing lanes or tapping on the brakes can trigger a sequence of events that slows everyone down.
A really great solution to providing a real-time picture of what is happening everywhere didn’t exist, so we built one. HERE Traffic now relies on a new data processing system that crunches traffic probes even faster and more accurately, integrating the growing volumes of higher-quality traffic probes, with historic data, weather data and more. With our traffic engine, you get more accurate travel time estimates, so you can better plan your routes and quickly re-route on the go. Let’s look at two examples.
1) It’s 3:00 PM and you need to be home from work by 6:30 PM, and with current conditions, it’ll be a 90 minute commute. But HERE knows that congestion will build, and you’ll be late if you leave at 5:00 PM: it will alert you that you have to leave no later than 4:00 PM to arrive on time.
2) A significant congestion is reported along your route, but you’re only going to reach it in 45 minutes. Traditional systems would suggest a re-route to avoid the incident, but HERE suggests you to stay on the original route, because the congestion will improve before you reach it.
As the automobile industry faces new realities, we are creating a new generation of location products and services that put the focus on the driver. We believe in technology that keeps drivers safe, helps them save time, fuel and money, and rediscover the driving experience.