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Route66 - Innovative Navigation with AR Follow Me Feature

 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:39 am    Post subject: Route66 - Innovative Navigation with AR Follow Me Feature Reply with quote

pocketgpsworld.comJust when we were beginning to give up hope of finding anything truly new and interesting at Mobile World Congress we hear the Route66 were showing a new navigation application.

And so we looked them up. Although not exhibiting, Route66 had a small meeting room and were demonstrating the software to manufacturers and partners. Paul Warmer, VP of Marketing gave us an in-depth demo of the software which will launch on Android soon.

Route66 have chosen TomTom map data and the software has a number of unique features.

The headline innovation for us was FollowMe. A superbly innovative Augmented Reality (AR) mode that places a target car over a real world view, acquired using the smartphones camera, coupled to a traditional information ribbon across the bottom of the screen.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very clever.

But surely very distracting Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No more so than any other navigation system, it takes no more time to glance at the screen in this design than any other and it's far easier to digest the information.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The question is what happens if you take the wrong turning , does someone in the back of the car moon at you ?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For a moment there, I thought it was something rather different.

I thought "Follow me" meant it could "chase" a particular car ahead.

How many times have you tried to follow a friend in another car and then lost them because you got stuck at lights or whatever?

Something to help in that situation WOULD be handy!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andy_P wrote:
For a moment there, I thought it was something rather different.

I thought "Follow me" meant it could "chase" a particular car ahead.

How many times have you tried to follow a friend in another car and then lost them because you got stuck at lights or whatever?

Something to help in that situation WOULD be handy!


a telephone call to say "slow down!".

unless of course you're stalking them...

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MaFt wrote:


telephone call to say "slow down!".



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do the mods/staff have the inside track on when this is due to the market?

I'm on their "advise me" list (or should be) but just wonder if there's anything on the grapevine.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yee_har wrote:
Do the mods/staff have the inside track on when this is due to the market?

I'm on their "advise me" list (or should be) but just wonder if there's anything on the grapevine.

Cheers

We havent heard anything since MWC in February, but we are expecting it any time now.
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers MikeB.

Apologies for delay in replying - I wasn't lost, honest!
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