Many people who are interested in professional navigation systems like MapTrip for the first time have similar questions. On this page we offer answers to the most frequently asked questions. All answers are up to date.
MapTrip is a professional navigation system that has been specially designed to meet the needs of professional drivers.
MapTrip features award-winning route calculation that reliably finds the best route through dense traffic. We use traffic data from TomTom and Here. For truck drivers, for example, the size and weight of the truck are taken into account when calculating the route. In addition, MapTrip offers a wide range of settings to adjust the navigation to the needs of other vehicles, such as small manoeuvrable vehicles or large trucks.
Using the API, MapTrip can be quickly and easily connected to other applications, e.g. to integrate the navigation into industry solutions.
No, MapTrip also works offline. However, the full range of functions can only be used with an online connection (e.g. traffic data).
The MapTrip application is available for Android, Windows CE/Mobile/PC operating systems. The MapTrip SDK is also available for Android, Windows CE/Mobile/PC, iOS and Linux.
This is different. For Android (from version 4.1) and Google Pixel 1, for example, you need the following memory: main memory approx. 250MB, map data D/A/CH approx. 1GB.
It's not a bug, it's a feature! At the beginning of the route, the vehicle symbol is displayed at its true position. If you then drive off, the position is displayed on the route. This behaviour has the advantage that it is easier to orientate yourself and find your way to the route if you have started the destination guidance e.g. on a parking lot next to the road. This function can be disabled in settings.ini via the AgilePosition parameter.
The colors in the map are defined in the file color.xml. Here you can make your own settings. Please refer to the corresponding documentation.
Emergency routing is intended for police and rescue vehicles in use. Within an adjustable radius around the destination (e.g. 500m), turn-by-turn instructions can be ignored in the route calculation. In addition, pedestrian zones, footpaths through parks, closed streets and one-way streets can be used. The latter remain blocked if they are bridges, tunnels or roads with separate lanes.
Yes, you can. You can display your own Points of Interest (POI) in MapTrip on the map and select them via the user interface. Detailed instructions can be found in the documentation "MapTrip POI Import Guide". All documentation can be found in the Developer section of our website.
MapTrip is available with map data from TomTom, Here and OpenStreetMap. Depending on the scenario, one or the other provider may have advantages in the application. We will be happy to advise you here.
Yes, MapTrip usually accesses our navigation servers in order to start a destination guidance. The map updates are continuously imported there. On the mobile side you can save map data as a backup so that MapTrip can also be used in the "dead zone". Otherwise you don't have to worry about map updates anymore.
Yes and no. MapTrip usually accesses the infoware navigation servers (i.e. when it is online). Only when MapTrip is offline it uses the map data stored on the device.
General truck blockages, blockages according to width/height/weight, blockages according to dangerous goods class.
No, this option is not yet available. We are working on it.
Yes, that is possible. Using the USERPOIs function or dynamic POIs, an external application can place any POIs on the map and display the status of garbage cans, for example. Details can be found in our documentation.
The data consumption depends on the location (dense road network = high data consumption, thin road network = low data consumption), the settings (update rate) and the driving style.
As a rough guide you can give 70kB/hour (while driving with active destination guidance). Different users have completely different degrees of freedom in terms of data volume. Therefore the data consumption of MapTrip is adjustable. The route calculation with traffic data, current fuel prices or danger points requires an online connection, but this "Connected Traffic" mode can also be switched off. MapTrip can therefore also be operated completely offline.
More detailed information can be found in our documentation "MapTrip Data Volume" in the Developer Zone.
On an Android device, e.g. a Google Pixel 1, about 250MB of RAM are needed. Detailed information about other operating systems can be found in the documentation in the Developer section.
|Windows (CE, Windows Mobile, PC):||about 31 MB (one language without TTS)|
TTS data for one language additional approx. 80 MB
|Android:||152 MB (one language)|
|All Platforms:||Additional up to 30 MB of temporary data during runtime|
MapTrip has numerous special functions for a wide range of applications. If you have special requirements, we will be happy to advise you.
Yes, MapTrip can be used worldwide.
Yes, if MapTrip is used with an online connection, live traffic information is continuously used to calculate the routes. In addition, the traffic situation with all traffic jams is clearly displayed on the map so that your drivers are always informed.
Yes and no. MapTrip usually accesses the infoware navigation servers (i.e. when it is online). Only when MapTrip is offline does it use the map data stored on the device.