TeleNav News and Reviews

May 14, 2010

TeleNav Goes Public and Shares Climb 25%

TeleNav went public yesterday with shares going public at about $8 and climbing to about $10 by day's end. The maker of the Shotgun connected GPS, and various other mobile phone programs, like the AT&T Navigator for the iPhone is looking to expand its capabilities and its reach in the competitive navigation market. With a cash infusion, I would expect to see more good news and new products coming out of the TeleNav shop this year.

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March 22, 2010

TeleNav On My Way Updates ETA via SMS

TeleNav announced a pretty innovative application that allows you to notify your friends of your expected arrival time, updating them if you run into trouble. OnMyWay is a simple notification program that automatically alerts a friend or group of friends your trip status and estimated time of arrival. By setting up those friends and configuring the notifications ahead of time, you can control who gets updates and when they might get additional updates; time away from destination, distance from destination, etc. Friends can get notifications via email or text alerts. The system never sends your exact GPS location, but instead let's them know the key info - when you'll really be there.

I like the innovation. Kindof like Glympse without the GPS mapping or the privacy concerns.

Full Press Release after the jump.......

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March 22, 2010

TeleNav Announces GPS Navigator 6.0 - Upgraded Features

Telenav announced the new TeleNav GPS Navigator 6.0 which will upgrade features, and do away with one downside of over the air maps - the ability to cache maps on the device while traveling. This is a pretty big development, allowing users to travel from here to there through dead zones without the risk of losing their way due to the gap in cellular coverage. The new version also updates the features with:

  • Spoken Commands - "Search Starbucks" or "Search WalMart"
  • Lane Assist for major roads
  • Alerts for congested intersections that have reported red light traffic issues
  • Local Information capabilities for quick access to movies, weather and more.

TeleNav announces its new version after recently being recognized as the Top Handset Navigation Supplier by ABI Research1. For the second year in a row, the firm has ranked TeleNav as world leader based on overall innovation and implementation.

"The most important thing we can do is listen to feedback from customers. This new version incorporates many features that they've asked for," said Sal Dhanani, co-founder and vice president, products and marketing for TeleNav. "Our team is committed to providing the absolute best in mobile phone navigation."

The new version of TeleNav's service will be available this Wednesday, March 24 on select devices.

Full press release including more information on navigating through cellular dead zones follows after the jump......

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January 7, 2010

Inrix Traffic on Ford Sync Systems

Inrix announced that they are powering the connected traffic systems on the new Ford Sync platform with an improved system of roadways and realtime traffic capabilities. Reported separately, the improvement adds over 100,000 miles of flow data to the available roadways; giving Inrix and Ford a powerhouse of over 260,000 miles of flow data - not just incident data. So that means that they can paint the roadways Red, Yellow, Green to indicate how fast the roadway is flowing. The higher degree of accuracy, and the broader coverage means that users of the Ford system will not only know how things are doing on the highways but also on more and more secondary roadways; yea, the ones you want to use when the highways are clogged.

The navigation system is being powered by TeleNav.

Full Press Release below....

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January 7, 2010

TeleNav to power Ford Sync Navigation

Ford announced along with TeleNav that the familiar mobile phone navigation provider is going to power the new Ford Sync navigation system - an impressive win for the company. The sync system has received loads of accolades for its voice command system that allows users to answer their phones and pull up music. The system will now also include GPS navigation on an 8-inch screen. The Sync navigation system will have on-board maps and off-board connected capabilities including traffic updates from Inrix (see the separate announcement on this), as well as POI updates. The maps are SD card-based, and are therefore easily updated. Check out the detail on the POI screen below - loads of information potentially too much, but you have to appreciate the restaurant reviews and hours of operation along with the phone number. Good thing it's on the huge 8-inch screen.

"With SYNC at the forefront of in-vehicle technology, Ford has redefined the automotive industry once again," said HP Jin, president, CEO and co-founder of TeleNav. "Whether customers are looking for a nearby Italian restaurant or directions to a friend's house, MyFord Touch and SYNC provide an in-vehicle system that has the benefits of a traditional navigation system but with the added feature of access to the latest and most updated information via a wireless connection."


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