History

NAVIGON on the move …

NAVIGON AG has been successfully manufacturing mobile navigation solutions and producing GPS software for reputable consumer electronics manufacturers, and professional, highly flexible navigation solutions for the commercial market and the automotive OEM market since 1991. Developing the world’s first GPS navigation system was the work of pioneers, and the company continues to set new standards of quality with its products today.

NAVIGON is also a leading international company in the mobile navigation sector (according to Canalys Q4/2008). As navigation experts, we are one of Europe’s largest navigation software manufacturers, with a global presence through subsidiaries in North America, Asia and Europe. Over 400 employees worldwide work for NAVIGON.

Our historical milestones

2011

  • NAVIGON celebrates its 20th birthday, launch Reality Scanner for smartphone platforms Android and iPhone.

2010

  • Customer-oriented naming concept with the launch of the new series NAVIGON 70, NAVIGON 40 and NAVIGON 20, NAVIGON Mobile Navigator onboard for all relevant smartphone platforms; start of personalised navigation with the NAVIGON select Telekom Edition; launch of the NAVIGON Motion Sensor.

2009

  • Strategic partnership with Telekom: start of a new era for mobile-phone navigation and mobile services. Launch of NAVIGON Live Services. Launch of NAVIGON MyRoutes and NAVIGON Clever Parking.
  • Market launch with automotive after-market solutions and rear-view mirror navigation.
  • Entry into the Russian, South African and Brazilian markets

2008

  • Partnership with ViaMichelin and the launch of new products (NAVIGON 8110 and 2110max/2150max – 1200/1210, 2200/2210, 7210)
  • Launch of the innovative NAVIGON FreshMaps map service
  • Launch of the MobileNavigator 7 with pedestrian navigation (MN 7 Symbian)
  • Entry into the Greek and Australian markets. Activities in Austria are expanded.

2007

  • NAVIGON combines first-class technology and excellent design in its own navigation systems: the NAVIGON 2100, 5100 and 7100 series are launched as our first own-brand systems developed in-house. With the Samsung collaboration for the SGH-i550 and SGH-i560 products, NAVIGON enters the future market for mobile-phone navigation.

2006

  • Launch of the NAVIGON Right product range for professional use
  • Strategic partnership with Truck24

2005

  • NAVIGON AG founded (transfer of NAVIGON GmbH business to NAVIGON AG). System-independent on- and off-board solutions for private and professional use

2004

  • Launch of the NAVIGON MobileNavigator 4 navigation system as the first modular system with VoiceCommand
  • Launch of the first on-board navigation system for Smartphones
  • NAVIGON Inc. starts up in Chicago/USA
  • The multi-lingual call centre for customer enquiries opens

2003

  • Market launch of the first mobile on-board navigation system with Europe-wide maps and navigation right down to the street number
  • Company-specific navigation solutions with interfaces to tour planning and CRM systems developed
  • Launch of off-board navigation for mobile phones and MEDAS driver-assistance systems (today known as MapSensor)
  • Branches opened in Great Britain, Ireland, Scandinavia, France, Benelux, Spain, Portugal and Ital

 2002

  • The first mobile on-board navigation system with TMC congestion recognition is introduced to the market

2000

  • Launch of the first mobile navigation system for P1 Pocket PC

1996

  • Development of the first dynamic GPS navigation system “Autopilot”, later known as AutoPilot 2000

1991

  • Foundation of the Society for Digital Cartography CIS GmbH in Würzburg

 

 

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