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.