3D Buildings and Landmarks navigation coming to Scout for Phones (Android & iOS)
Apr 15, 2013 12:41 PM –
Telenav, personalized GPS navigation provider and creator of Scout, announced new updates coming by end of year to Scout (for both Android and iOS) including 3D buildings and landmarks, significant improvements to traffic and UI enhancements. Check out our video review of the app.
3D Buildings and Landmarks
For the techno folks, this will consist of screen space ambient occlusion (SSAO), a rendering technique that is used primarily in the gaming industry to create high frame rate 3D realistic graphics. The way it will work, when approaching nearby buildings and landmarks the view will dynamically change in an effort to assist with driver’s surroundings.
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Traffic improvements include the ability to crowd source incidents report like accidents, road hazards, traffic jams, and police presence within the app similar to the popular Waze app.
You can download the app now and expect some of these updates to come to an Android or iPhone near you!
Scout for Phones – Alternate Route Shown on Nav Screen
Scout for Phones – Accident Report
Scout for Phones – Traffic Report