Although the popularity of map navigation is very high now, people still need a certain understanding cost when using it, especially for some complex forks, it takes longer to understand, but even if it is only a few seconds, it is possible to miss it during high-speed driving. key intersection.
AutoNavi Maps App recently released a new version v10.60, which has launched the AR driving navigation function on the mobile phone, which can bring users a more intuitive route, direction and lane-level real-time navigation experience. This feature already supports some Android phones, and the iPhone version is planned to be launched at the end of September.
When driving, even with map navigation, many people may recognize the wrong intersection on the overpass, miss the ramp on the highway, or don't know when to merge… For those who "can't understand" 2D electronic maps Said that the emergence of AR navigation may be a boon.
With the help of intelligent image recognition technology, professional traffic big data and lane-level navigation engine, AutoNavi AR Navigation can directly present intuitive 3D navigation guidance in real-time in the real road pictures, which greatly reduces the driver's perception of traditional 2D electronic maps. The cost of reading pictures can help users make action decisions faster and more accurately in various key scenarios such as steering, fork in the road, and changing lanes.
Taking the merging problem often faced by novice drivers as an example, AutoNavi AR Navigation will intelligently give lane-changing and merging reminders at the right time based on dynamic and static data such as navigation planning, current positioning, vehicle speed, road conditions, and image recognition of lanes. , the user can follow the arrow to drive under the premise of ensuring safety.
In addition, AutoNavi AR Navigation can also perform intelligent image recognition on the surrounding environment such as passing vehicles, pedestrians, lane lines, traffic signs, traffic lights, etc., to provide drivers with forward vehicle distance monitoring, collision warning, pedestrian warning, lane departure warning, A series of driving safety aids such as the reminder of the vehicle ahead and the reminder of traffic lights.
For example, in the face of some of the above situations, AutoNavi AR Navigation will provide users with voice prompts in addition to screen warnings.
At present, this feature already supports some Android phones, and more models and iPhones will be launched in the near future.
On supported mobile phones, users can upgrade AutoNavi map to the new version v10.60 and enter the driving navigation state. In the product interface, they can find the entry of "AR navigation", and click to experience it.
When in use, AutoNavi AR navigation and traditional map navigation will be displayed on the left and right sides of the mobile phone screen at the same time, maximizing the convenience for users to view and quickly understand. If users do not want to use AR navigation, they can also switch to the classic navigation mode with one click.
The launch of this function also means that the majority of drivers only need a mobile phone and a bracket to experience the driving pleasure of "what you see is what you do", which greatly reduces the threshold for using AR navigation.
According to statistics from QuestMobile, a third-party organization, as of June this year, AutoNavi has more than 530 million monthly active users, making it the largest mobile travel platform in China and the fifth largest on the entire network.
In the process of using AR navigation, it is necessary to fix the horizontal screen of the mobile phone in a place with a better view in front of the car. Since the camera needs to be turned on all the time and easily consumes power, it is recommended that users connect to the car charger for use. In addition, AR technology requires a large amount of computation, and the higher the performance of the mobile phone, the better the user experience.