Back in May this year, details about Nokia’s upcoming turn-by-turn navigation software, Nokia Drive 3.0, was leaked to the internet. Nokia then demoed the software during the Windows Phone Summit, at the same time announcing that Nokia Drive will be built-in to Windows Phone 8 OS, to be made available for all WP8 devices. Today, on the official Nokia Conversations blog, Nokia announced that Nokia Drive 3.0 is now available for current Nokia Lumia devices (running WP7.5) from the Windows Phone Marketplace. Below is a video explaining what’s new in this release:
Below is a summary of what’s new in this release:
- My Commute – Get commute assistance prior to and during your commutes, based on your driving habits, preferences, and real-time traffic conditions (available on selected markets only)
- Favorites – You can now pin your favourite routes and destinations to your Start screen
- Automatic Day/Night map – The map will automatically switch between day and night mode depending on the time of day
Note that the My Communite feature is currently available in the United States only. According to Nokia, the “revolutionary feature” requires the software to collect data and experiences from users first in order to learn from and thus improving the service, as such it will be rolled out selectively based on the available traffic data initially. Check out more screenshots below:
If you have a Nokia Lumia device, you can get Nokia Drive 3.0 now by going to the Windows Phone Marketplace.