Will Nokia’s Indoor Navigation come to Windows Phone 7?

Nokia Research has been working on an indoor navigation system that uses highly accurate beacons which give 30 cm accuracy .

The video demo above shows the system in action,  and shows the phone switching automatically  from outdoor to indoor navigation and using location-based data to guide to user inside the building to their ultimate destination.

The system bears a striking resemblance to Microsoft’s 2019 vision which can be seen in the video after the break (fast forward to around 2:10 mark).

Unlike Microsoft’s system the Nokia system is however real and somewhat tested, as can be seen in a real life demo video, also after the break.

One of the key features on the Microsoft/Nokia deal is around technology sharing, especially around navigation, so it is certainly possible we will see a system like this eventually make its way to Windows Phone, especially if Nokia and Microsoft together have the patents around the technology locked up.

Microsoft’s 2019 vision.

 Nokia High Accuracy Indoor Positioning technology

Thanks Dropqube for the tip.

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