Truckers soon need not worry about international roaming charges or losing their network connection when navigating using their mobile devices.
HERE, the Open Location Platform company, is now also providing turn-by-turn voice-guided navigation capabilities for trucks in offline mode through the HERE Mobile SDK.
Thanks to the SDK’s hybrid (online-offline) engine, Android and iOS developers will be able to build applications that enjoy uninterrupted access to high quality truck map data and routing functionalities regardless of the network conditions.
It works by allowing users to pre-download their maps for the countries and regions through which they will be driving before they set out on their journey. Routes can also be calculated without a data connection.
The new offline functionality is expected to be available from October, and HERE is demonstrating it at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hannover this week.
In addition, HERE will be showcasing its Fleet Connectivity Extension that allows dispatchers and drivers to work in a more connected mode. This allows fleet managers to send destinations, such as delivery points, work sites and garages along with other important information directly to a navigation device, thereby eliminating the need for a driver to manually input the address. After that, the dispatcher gets live updates from a driver’s navigation device with its location information and the estimated time of arrival.
HERE has invested significantly in developing its offering for light and heavy fleets over many years. At the core of HERE’s routing and navigation services is a high quality map data, which continues to develop to improve the accuracy, precision and reliability that fleet managers and truck drivers need.
HERE’s comprehensive map database contains key road attributes for trucks, including legal and physical restrictions, which are intelligently integrated into HERE Platform for Business to enable efficient route planning and turn-by-turn navigation voice guidance while helping companies to improve delivery performance, fuel efficiency, driver safety and security.
HERE, the Open Location Platform company, enables people, enterprises and cities to harness the power of location. By making sense of the world through the lens of location we empower our customers to achieve better outcomes – from helping a city manage its infrastructure or an enterprise optimize its assets to delivering drivers to their destination safely. To learn more about HERE, including our new generation of cloud-based location platform services, visit http://360.here.com.