ANS Launches Intelligent ANS Navigator App for IOS Users in India

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Ayana Navigation Solutions (ANS) has launched India’s first Intelligent Navigation App for IOS devices (Other platforms coming soon) called ANS Navigator App. We had reported this earlier in one of our previous post on ANS’ plans in India.

ANS Navigator App is powered by the tried-and-trusted iGO engine used in millions of GPS navigation devices around the world. Fast and reliable with a set of great features for a more intelligent navigation. A wide range of  NAVTEQ contents are included in the pre-installed application, other extras can be found in the in-app store to purchase.

The maps are part of the application, so you don’t need to calculate with any roaming fees. Also, there is no need for cellular network coverage, meaning you cannot be tricked by network errors, so all conditions are provided in order to reach your destination.

This paid app is available for download from the Apple store (itunes) for Rs 1650.

So whats this app all about ? Some of the key features of the ANS Navigator app for the IOS are:

- Online, live traffic data in 11 cities across India
- Fast, short, easy-to-follow, and green routes
- Automatic route recalculation
- Multipoint-route support
- Smart keyboard & history
- Enhanced Junction View
- Point Addressing support in 16 cities in India
- Driver Alerts in 20 cities
- Local/POI search: find businesses or anything else you need around your position (over 6.2 million POIs)
- Social connections: possibility of sharing your routes or destinations on Facebook or e-mail
- Google Local Search integration
- Access to Customer Support Centre: watching tutorial videos, tips & tricks, sending a feedback or voting for a feature

Getting there is  easier and faster
- Avoidances let you bypass any road section of the itinerary
- Multiple route variants calculated simultaneously
- Navigate to
-  iPhone contacts
- GPS-coordinates
- pictures

Interactive Navigation
- Customizable quick menu & vehicle profile
- Trip Monitor
- 3D junctions
- Free camera movements
- Route progress bar

Lets have a look at the major features on the ANS Navigator app.

Intelligent Navigation

- Congestion detour
Based on the slowdown of the car, the congestion detour feature recognizes traffic jams on the highway — even if they are not indicated by the traffic service. It immediately calculates detours and gives hints, instead of blindly continuing according to the original plan.

- Real-time route alternatives
Taking advantage of crossroads, real-time route alternatives are given if the car approaches an inner-city junction too slowly, and the driver sees that the planned route is affected by congestion. (This feature is switched off by default.)

- Hints upon detour
When a driver suddenly leaves the highway – which can be either to avoid something ahead or to stop for something in the neighborhood (fuel station, rest area, restaurant, etc.) – the software tries to find out the reason for doing so, instead of forcing the driver back on the planned route. The hints upon detour feature provides appropriate hints in an unobtrusive way.

- Parking around destination
It offers assistance in finding a parking place as the driver approaches the destination. Our software not only shows parking places in the neighborhood, but also ranks them in order of the optimum distance from the destination.


- High definition terrain visualization
- Stunning visual experience
- Dramatically enhanced rendering of distant  terrain
- HW accelerator and full software rendering support
Additional visualization highlights

- Unparalleled true 3D visualization
3D junctions – for rapid understanding of the next maneuver
Digital terrain – to give a 3D sense of space
3D landmarks** and city models** – for easier orientation
Country specific road shields - matches what you see on the screen with what you see on the road
Free camera movements - to explore the map

- Breadcrumb trail
At lower speeds the GPS heading is not accurate. Breadcrumb trail gives a sense of direction in  pedestrian mode

Destination search

- Smart keyboard
- Grays out invalid characters
- Offers the most likely matches based on previously used destinations and on city population sizes
- Greatly speeds up address entry
- Addresses (along with entry points) stored individually in map file (instead of by street-segment based interpolation)

- Smart history
Learns the user’s behavior. First few items ranked based on:
- Date and time
- Previous routes
- Current position
Rest of the list is a chronological history

- Point Addressing
Point Addressing enhances the accuracy of destination selection and precision of “to the door” arrival by providing points adjusted to the road for address locations
-Addresses (along with entry points) stored individually in map file (instead of by street-segment based interpolation)
-Vital in: Russia, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, India
-Additional info in separate content files (.FPA)

- Picture Navigation
- Pick a picture, and set it as destination
- Requires geo tagged pictures

- Additional search highlights
- Find on Map
- Wizard-style POI search
- Search around destination & along route
- Search by streetname within a US/ AUS state
- ZIP/postcode handling for UK / BRA / NL
- Unlimited number of favorites
- Show real POI distance (on-road, not as the crow flies)


- Historical speed
- Chooses the best route based on day of week and time of day
- Considers past speed patterns
- Utilizes Traffic patterns (NAVTEQ®)
- The additional info is in separate content files (.HSP and .FSP)

- Green routing
Slightly longer travel time than with “Fast”, but significantly reduced fuel consumption and CO2 emission.
Estimates fuel consumption based on standardized rural and urban consumption (to be entered by user) and anticipated travel speed.
The estimates are for orientation purposes only and are not accurate since not all factors can be taken into account

- Time sense
Supports time-related info
- reduced speed during night time
- road closed at weekends
- road closed for reconstruction
The extra info is embedded in the map content

- Quick planning
Dramatically cuts calculation time for extremely long routes

- Real route alternatives
- Multiple route variants calculated simultaneously
- A number of „sufficiently different” alternatives calculated with the preferred method (fast, green, …), plus routes calculated with the other methods.
Additional routing highlights

-Seamless navigation across borders & maps
- Multiple vehicle types (taxi, emergency, bicycle, bus, pedestrian)
- Route type avoidance (highways, toll routes, unpaved routes, ferries, HOV lanes, areas requiring special permits)
- Avoidance of specific roads, avoid route ahead
- Auto recalculation when leaving route
- Route overview


- Real junctions
- Shows realistic images of junctions
- Matching guidance and reality reassures the driver
NAVTEQ® and NNG Global contents are supported

- Tunnel view
Shows the inside of a tunnel in order not to disturb the driver with irrelevant details, such as roads and elevation on the surface.

- Lane guidance and signposts
- Lane guidance helps the driver to get in the right lane well before the upcoming maneuver
- Country specific signposts matching the real ones reassure the driver

- Driver Alerts
Provides additional info (road signs) for the driver and thus enhances safety Country specific alert sign icons
- Drivers can follow country specific alert signs
- Alert drivers of upcoming dangerous driving situations or those regulations that need special attention
- Enhances safety

- Additional Guidance highlights
- Icons of the next 2 maneuvers
- Real maneuver icon (roundabout)
- Safety camera alerts
- Speed warning
- Visual warnings for maneuver restrictions
- Warning for Pedestrian mode at high speed

- TTS Pro – Advanced Text to Speech**
- Announcement of road names supported by Nuance engine
- Reading out traffic events
- Vocal route summary after route planning
- Vocal country info after border crossing


Visualization of the direction of traffic events
Clearly marks the direction on the road (next to the affected lanes) where a traffic event happened

- Background calculation of route alternatives in case of traffic events affecting the route.
- Automatic and manual rerouting modes.
- Alternative visualization to highlight traffic

User Interface and workflow

- Design Objectives
- Designed for simple operation and intuitiveness
- Focus on safety – user never forced (nor encouraged) to touch the display while driving
- Hiding complexity – advanced features never in the way when performing basic operations
- Uncluttered screens

- User-configurable
Quick menu
Map screen, including data fields

- Convenience features
- Trip summary when reaching destination
- “Back to car” marking the position of the car (when the device is detached from the power supply)

You can download the ANS Navigator App for  IPhone/Ipad  from  Apple store (itunes)


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Sidhaartha is a seasoned professional in the New Media space, a technology enthusiast & blogger with 12 years of experience across Internet, Mobile,Connected TV, Social,Location Based Services & Commerce.

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