Navteq: Smartphone navigation cannot replace PNDs

Excerpts from an interview with a Navteq exec by

“The phone will not replace the sat-nav”, he says confidently, explaining instead that his company’s philosophy lies in integrated solutions. Maps that reside in your car dashboard.

Currently, solutions like that are available for high-end cars but not to the majority of consumers. The issue being that cars have a much longer development cycle – many years – than most portable satnav units. “The phone is an intermediate step”, he adds.

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