We already know which MIDs Intel will be showing at next week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and now, thanks to a press release issued yesterday, we can also expect to see at least some of the units on display running Telmap Navigator.
Bringing the software (features below) to Moblin-based, Atom-powered MIDs was "a natural step for Telmap," whose CEO views the devices "as another great platform that will drive a more connected and location-aware society." Intel's Pankaj Kedia obviously agrees, adding that MIDs are "ideally suited to deliver real-time Internet-based navigation and location-based services on the go."
"The high performance and visual capabilities of MIDs enabled by the Intel Atom processor," Kedia continues, "combined with Telmap’s expertise in navigation and location services, will make it easier to bring these experiences to people."
According to LinuxDevices, Telmap Navigator is expected to offer:
2D or 3D moving-map nav screen showing POIs (points of interest) along the route, including parking
Text-to-speech prompts that announce street names
Multiple navigation views, including overview, route details, and list of turns
Traffic aware routing and re-routing, with alternative routes and related event lists
Speed camera alerts
Fastest and shortest optimization with "different avoid options"
Instantaneous local reroute via Telmap's Mobile Optimized Navigation Data (MOND) technology
Manual navigation mode for previewing route
Pedestrian routing that ignores vehicle turn restrictions, avoids highways and bridges, and shows pedestrian-only paths
Public transportation details integrated into pedestrian navigation
Location search for address, intersection, zip code, place/business, recent locations, and address book
Free-text local search, allowing keywords such as "pizza"
Support for both GPS and Cell-ID triangulation
Does anyone use their current MID (Intel or not) for in-car and/or on-foot navigation? Other than a dedicated GPS unit, the only device I've ever used for that has been a phone.