SBOING is innovative collaborative "navigation beyond"
SBOING.NET is an innovative, collaborative Web-2.0 / Web-3.0 technology for the collection, processing and distribution of traffic data to provide improved routing capabilities for GPS navigation.
Users record their routes and exchange them with free navigation software and world maps, utilizing a credit-based system. After sophisticated processing of the user traces and other contributions, SBOING maintains an active database of traffic data for the entire planet and uses it to perform more accurate routing and offer faster map updates for its users and other GPS-navigation applications.
SBOING™ works in 5 easy steps:
- Get a FREE SBOING™ trace-logger for your navigator
- Collect traces, while driving around
- Upload your traces and earn credit ("Sboing Credit Units", or SCU)
- Exchange the accumulated credit (or buy SCU) with updated maps.
- Use FREE SBOING™ navigation software to read the advanced SBOING™ maps and take advantage of the more accurate SBOING™ routing!
The SBOING™ methodology
Today’s Portable Navigation Devices (PNDs), based on GPS receivers and using static maps are updated at relatively regular intervals, with or without a subscription service. These maps are based almost entirely on static data and, although they are updated periodically by their vendors, their use has several drawbacks, including: - Costly map upgrades (after the initial free offer of the service) - Lack of details and new information - Lack of dynamic data (e.g., traffic conditions on certain days and times of day, traffic lights and waiting time for them, etc.).
The SBOING Concept
Advantages of the SBOING Technology
The time-variant data, collected and used according to the SBOING technology: