TomTom has launched a new navigation engine, NavKit, which will power all future TomTom navigation products and soon will be available for licensing.
The NavKit navigation engine offers configurable component architecture and has been designed to enable rapid integration. NavKit has programming interfaces for adding a customised user interface, porting to any operating system and integrating navigation services.
The new NavKit engine incorporates all the navigation logic of an on-board turn-by-turn navigation application. Every element has been enhanced including route planning, free text search, 2D map browsing and 3D guidance view, map-matched positioning and real-time guidance.
NavKit’s architecture allows customers and industry partners to replace components in a modular way. Its new routing engine achieves faster and more accurate dynamic routing, both on TomTom’s maps and on the new industry-standard Navigation Data Standard (NDS) maps.
Additionally, it provides better routes around traffic and fully supports TomTom Traffic, Version 6.0, including incident duration predictions and jam tail warnings. The new free text search engine provides easier and faster address and POI search. A new map visualization engine greatly improves 2D map browsing and introduces an innovative 3D guidance view.