Turn-by-turn navigation

Turn-by-turn Navigation is a feature of some GPS navigation devices where directions for a selected route are continuously presented to the user in the form of spoken and visual instructions. [1] The system keeps the user up-to-date about the best route to the destination. [2] Turn-by-turn systems typically use an electronic voice to inform the user whether to turn or left, the street name, and how much distance to the turn. [3]

A TomTom device

Devices and services

Major mapping services that offer turn-by-turn navigation, grouped by map data provider: [4]

  • Nokia Maps . [5] Devices that use Navteq map data: [4]
    • Garmin car navigators [5]
    • Nokia smartphones running either Symbian , Maemo , or Windows Phone (Nokia Maps software is included as standard on Nokia Lumia Windows Phones)
  • Google Maps and Yahoo! Maps . [5] Devices that use Tele Atlas map data: [4]
    • TomTom car navigators [5]
    • Android smartphones on-line through Google Maps (included as standard) [5]
    • Apple iPhone on-line through Google Maps citation needed ]
  • OpenStreetMap . Offline-capable applications that use volunteer-contributed data:
    • Karta GPS , a navigation app for iOS and Android
    • MAPS.ME , a free and open-source app for iOS , Android and BlackBerry OS
    • WisePilot by Appello for iOS , Android and BlackBerry OS .
    • OsmAnd for Android smartphones [6]
    • GPS Navigation & Maps – Scout for Android [7]
  • Other:
    • Apple iPhone using iOS 6
    • Apple iPhone < iOS 6 on-line or offline using various commercial software [8]
    • Waze , a free app providing turn-by-turn navigation on iOS , Android , Windows Mobile , Symbian , BlackBerry OS and Windows Phone

References

  1. Jump up^ Button, Kenneth J .; David A. Hensher (2001). Handbook of transport systems and traffic control . Emerald Group Publishing . p. 497. ISBN  978-0-08-043595-4 .
  2. Jump up^ Targowski, Andrzej (1998). Global information infrastructure: the birth, vision, and architecture . Hershey, PA: IGI Global . p. 264. ISBN  978-1-878289-32-2 .
  3. Jump up^ Jacko, Julie A. (2009). Human computer interaction . Springer Science + Business Media . p. 141. ISBN  978-3-642-02579-2 .
  4. ^ Jump up to:a b c See comparison of web map services
  5. ^ Jump up to:a b c d e Brady Forrest (14 October 2009). “Google Shrinks Another Market With Free Turn-By-Turn Navigation” . O’Reilly Media . Retrieved 4 November 2010 .
  6. Jump up^ “Osmand Functionality Summary” . Retrieved 3 September 2014 .
  7. Jump up^ “GPS Nav & Maps Google play link” . Retrieved 3 September 2014 .
  8. Jump up^ “iPhone GPS apps” . Navigadget. 29 June 2009 . Retrieved 7 November 2010 .

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