Updating map kia sportage navigation system
The animation below shows how the road maps for just one country – Poland – evolve over as little as 18 months.With growing numbers of vehicles coming with in-dash navigation, the car industry faces a challenge.
Map Care program manager Laurent Vernerey tells us, “People get regular map updates for their smartphones, and for personal navigation devices from the likes of Garmin.HERE helps people navigate their lives and make sense of the world with intelligent and personal maps.HERE 360 is the company’s official blog featuring the latest on HERE products as well as broader topics surrounding maps and location based products and services.We cover everything from the art, science and history of map making to how maps and location intelligence are impacting the world around us on our smartphones, in our cars and at work.HERE 360 highlights the perspectives of some of our own expert cartographers, developers and designers as well as respected industry voices. Our maps change extremely quick, as HERE continually scans the world for changes.So there’s an expectation that the same should be true of their car’s maps.” In fact, a survey conducted by HERE* found that 74 per cent of respondents expected map updates to be a free part of what they receive with a new vehicle. First launched with Volvo in Europe in 2009, if your car’s manufacturer is part of the program, it’s normally a part of the free service package you receive when you buy a car and lasts for around three years or more. Laurent says, “Our vision is that every driver with a car equipped with a navigation system deserves an always up-to-date map, included in the price of the vehicle.
HERE Map Care is poised to become the industry standard for achieving this.” Currently 23 automotive makers offer Map Care with their more technologically advanced vehicles.
These are BMW, Nissan, Mercedes, Kia, Volvo, Peugeot, Citroen, Honda, Hyundai, Mazda, Volkswagen, Mitsubishi, Audi, Seat, Skoda, Harley Davidson, Tesla, Toyota, Fuso, Hino, Dacia, Isuzu and UD Trucks.
Many of Europe’s best-selling and best-known vehicles are included, such as the Volkswagen Golf 7, the Toyota Prius and the Volvo XC90.
Not all cars by all these car-makers are covered in all territories.
The complexities of different distribution chains leads to a wide variety of possible permutations.
But you can verify whether your vehicle has Map Care with your own dealer or car manufacturer.