GPS navigation provider NAVIGON has issued the latest version of its iPhone software Mobile Navigator with features such as Live Weather, Clever Parking and Destination Display. NAVIGON also uses the application to gather floating car data (FCD) information from its worldwide user base.
FCD are being collected for NAVIGON to enrich the quality of its Traffic services and to build up a historical database with Traffic flows through Europe. It will also enable other parties to analyze the traffic situation. This anonymous data is used with companies like INRIX who are NAVIGON’s traffic partner.
Live Weather (powered by Foreca) updates and reports current weather conditions along the route and at the destination in real-time are available through this software. The new “Clever Parking” feature, works as follows: when approaching the destination, a “P” icon appears in the map view. In one tap a scroll list of all available parking options is displayed, including distance from location.