So it has been rather quiet in the last weeks. We have been very busy and now have the first version of real no-BS navigation plug-in. It is using TeleAtlas data, but in principle can use maps from other sources as well.
Now we are looking for some features, that are not available on other navigation systems and I would like to know your ideas. Here are mine:
We will definitely have a very good support of POIs, including contact information and integration with other parts of QCar (i.e. we will be able to go to a website or dial a number associated with the POI).
Same will be true for Address book and possibly iCal as well - we want to be able to use person's address as destination or plan a route along day's events (provided the location is specified in some usable format).
If we find the data reliable enough, we will have some sort of warning for when the car approaches or exceeds the speed limit at its current position.
Installations with fuel monitoring will be able to warn about low fuel and guide the driver to the nearest gas station.
We also have the option of working with a remote map server, that can be used in a situation where the car is located in an area for which the map is not installed on the hard drive. Kind of like the Goolge Maps solution, but this will be real map data, so the map can rotate, zoom in/out without complete reload etc.