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SK Telecom Launches AI-powered Navigation Service T Map X Nugu

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SK Telecom announced that its mobile navigation app ‘T Map’ is now powered by its artificial intelligence (AI) platform NUGU.

Named ‘T Map X NUGU,’ the AI-based navigation service enables drivers to use their voice to enjoy the existing navigation features as well as other useful features offered by NUGU.

Launched by SK Telecom in 2002, T Map is the leading mobile navigation service in Korea. In July 2016, the company opened T-Map to subscribers of all mobile carriers free of charge. As of August 2017, T Map has around 10.14 million monthly active users, taking up about 68 percent of the Korean mobile navigation market, claims SK Telecom.

According to SK Telecom, T Map X NUGU significantly enhances the safety for drivers by allowing them to easily set and change destinations without ever having to take their eyes off the road or hands off the wheel. Moreover, users can ask the voice assistant to find the closest or cheapest gas station and begin providing route guidance to the selected destination.

It will also show and guide the driver to the nearest parking lot. While driving, users can request real-time traffic information, including accidents on roads, and adjust the voice guidance volume through voice commands. Upon arriving at their destinations, users can also tell it to end the service/close the app. Users can choose one of two wake words: Aria or Tinker Bell.

Moreover, T Map integrated with NUGU enhances drivers’ in-car experience by offering useful infotainment services such as news briefing, weather report, sports scores and daily horoscope. Users can also listen to music (Melon) and manage their personal schedules (Google Calendar) by installing the NUGU app.

The T Map X NUGU app will be available for download at One Store from September 7 and Google Play from September 15, 2017. 

Lee Sang-ho, EVP and Head of AI Business Division
Integrated with NUGU, T Map now holds the power to significantly improve driving safety by minimizing driver distractions, while also enhancing customers’ driving pleasure and in-car experience.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

Ray can be reached at ray.sharma(at)thefastmode.com.

 

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