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Thread: TatraApp is dead, here comes QCar

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    Any updates?/ Subscribed to to thread.
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    The software itself is basically done, except for navigation, which is a kind of hot-fix at the moment (we do have a working module, but you must use an external app to do the routing and then download the file to the car). However we have made a big progress this week and can now work with maps in several standard formats directly and things are moving pretty fast.

    So we are 95% focused on the navigation at the moment (the remaining 5% being closer integration with car hardware in our demo installations). You should see some results in about 3 weeks.

    And BTW: we are most probably going to MWSF in January.

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    Just so you know jirka, the smart won't be available to go to MWSF, cost too much to get it there....! Lol

    Am hooking up with the guys from route buddy next week as discussed, so will fill you in on all the details after...
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    Quote Originally Posted by www.workingcars View Post
    Just so you know jirka, the smart won't be available to go to MWSF, cost too much to get it there....! Lol
    Yeah, and some of the Yanks may not understand that tiny thing is actually a car anyway :-D We will probably be getting some "real" car locally.

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    Believe it or not, they actually sell smart in the USA

    http://www.smartusa.com/

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    So, how's it going?

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    OK, a small status update:

    - We have finished modules for e-mail, car monitoring (temperatures, voltages, fuel level, different switches etc.), as well as a non-mapping navigation (you see a curve to follow and instructions, but no map). Thanks to Zach Rosen and BluePhone Elite 2, we now also have a full handsfree calling capability (we will be improving this significantly when BPE2 is released).

    - At the moment, we are busy with the "real" navigation. We are now officially a partner of TeleAtlas and will be selling their maps, but we can also work with maps from NAVTEQ and possibly other suppliers if needed. Thanks to folks at FrontBase, we have today resolved what we have seen as the last major speed issue so our demo map viewer is working very nicely and we should have the first plug-in for QCar in about a week or so.

    - There are several smaller improvements as well, mainly to increase responsiveness of the user interface and prepare foundations for future functionality.

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    integration with RouteBuddy?

    I have purchased routebuddy... will I need just the maps (teleatlas)? I guess my question is how well does QCar integrate with RouteBuddy? I read the post on page 10, just wondering if anything had been solidified as to how the two will play together.

    -ikon

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    At this moment our navigation module is not directly based on Routebuddy and does not work with RB-supplied maps, although they do come from the same source.

    We have decided to base our navigation on FrontBase as the primary data storage. As a result, we get extremely fast map drawing and additional functionality like synchronization and on-demand map download. So we will not force anyone to buy perpetual licenses, but QCar users will be able to get (significantly cheaper) temporary licenses for maps of areas they do not need regularly. So if you go from Holland to Spain for holiday, you can use maps of France and Spain for two weeks for some Euro 10 or so instead of buying them for Euro 100.

    BTW: at the moment we have track-up map view, but we do not have the "bird-eye" perspective view that most of the navigation solutions provide.

    As for the integration: we can write the track log files that can be imported into Routebuddy and when/if Routebuddy offers export to KML files, we will be able to read them and use for navigation.

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    Speaking of Euros: What is your estimation on QCar's final price? I am still planing my car-computer and so I'd could really use a number to calculate my expenses.

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