Re: NAVIGON, a Garmin company
There is no manufacturer that uses Navteq Maps since Navteq is not making them. They supply data from which others can make their maps just as they want them. The difference between the consumers of these data is the extent of the available attributes that are part of the purchase and also largely defining the price of the data apart from the "age" of the data.
Anything Garmin will be using from Navigon must be a tremendous step forward since the Garmin navigation software is completely hopeless for use in an automobile. They are still basing the algorithms used for navigation, on the US situation. This means the routing on an European street network is hopeless and more often than not users are routed trough residential areas rather than a parallel road for through traffic.
On many a forum the disadvantages of Garmin and even the dangers in using it are widely discussed. The problem is that also Kenwood is using the same crap software and equally disappoints its customers.
Last edited by gazo; 24th August 2011 at 14:50.
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