Sygic has announced another feature boost in their GPS Navigation. The most expected is a satellite map which is free for all users. The Premium Real View Navigation feature in augmented reality now works with a new user experience, and Sygic’s neuron network can detect traffic signs via a smartphone camera.
It has already been common practice for the developer of popular GPS Navigation to hit the market with an innovative function or solution several times per year. Especially after Sygic applied a subscription model, the paid package of features is still growing. The latest update is a reaction to the feedback from users.
“Satellite maps are one of the most desired features we‘ve been approached by our testing community about in the long term. That’s why we decided to make it a Black Friday gift available to all our users. Geeks also demand new tech features that are not common in the navigation world, which gives us an excellent reason to be focused on their continuous development with high-quality feedback. Traffic Sign Recognition based on AI is now even smarter, and Real View navigation in AR has been completely developed into a next-generation UX/ UI,” says Lukas Dermek, Head of Product.
A satellite map is a standard and proven navigation feature, helping drivers to become familiar with the target address in the natural environment. Sygic users can use it with just one tap on the icon in the navigation map. Thanks to cooperation with Google, online sat maps in Sygic GPS Navigation enable users to search, zoom and browse in the satellite view.
Traffic Sign recognition was launched just a year ago with the ability to detect speed limits from traffic signs and LED screens. From that time, the Sygic team trained the AI behind this camera-based feature to recognize the No overtaking sign. Sign recognition belongs to SmartCam features and is available for Premium+ subscribers.
The next generation of Real View navigation in augmented reality now uses green floating arrows to help drivers navigate over the live road view from a smartphone’s camera. It appears to be very helpful in three-dimensional orientation and is one of the most popular among Sygic users. It is also a part of SmartCam within the Premium+ subscription features.
New Sygic users can now subscribe to the Premium+ package with a special Black Friday discount of 32% (€16.99) a year with a 7-day free trial.
Founded in Bratislava, Slovakia, in 2004, Sygic is a Deloitte Fast 50 Company and, in 2012, was added to Deloitte’s Fast 500 EMEA listing. In 2009, Sygic produced the first-ever turn-by-turn navigation app for the iPhone. The company was the first offline navigation vendor supporting Apple CarPlay Connectivity and Google’s Android Auto. Sygic GPS Navigation as the most popular Sygic app has reached over 200 million downloads worldwide. The real-time Traffic Lights add-on for Sygic GPS Navigation has been awarded by the jury of leading technology experts as a top CES 2020 innovation.
The company is a member of the CharIN Association advocating for one universal charging standard – Combined Charging System (CCS) – and the leader in the electric mobility segment. Thanks to Electric Vehicle mode in Sygic GPS Navigation and other solutions, Sygic was honoured by a Global Champion Award 2021 for its contribution to a sustainable and innovation-driven emerging Europe.
Sygic’s solutions navigate more than four million professional drivers and 3,000 fleets globally. The majority shareholder of Sygic is W. A. G. Payment solutions (known as Eurowag), which is one of the fastest-growing integrated payments and mobility platforms in Europe.