Nokia Drive 3.0 will learn your driving habits

The next incarnation of Nokia's in-phone satnav will be able to learn how you drive.

Nokia updated its Drive satnav last month, bringing offline directions so you won't get lost even when you lose your connection. Well, now we've got a boatload of details on the next version of Drive, as well as Nokia's next incarnation of its Transport app for finding your way on trains and buses. All aboard!

Nokia Drive 3.0 is said to learn based on how you drive, according to WMPoweruser. What this means exactly isn't clear, but I'm guessing times of arrival will be more accurate based on how fast you usually travel. That or it'll know you always drive with the window down and your arm rested on the door.

So what else can we expect? Time travel and density of traffic movements are tracked in real time, with info shown on the live tile, so you can check at a glance. The colour scheme will automatically change based on time of day; you can adjust routes manually, which is handy if you don't want to travel past a particular eyesore; and favourite lists will be available offline too, letting you tweak tiles on the desktop.

And what about Nokia Transport 2.0? Well, it's good news for those of us without a car, as we'll be able to search for public transport based on where we are. And a host of options will be available too, including buses, trains, trams, subways (Underground for us Brits), taxis and marked stops. Transfers will be detailed, search is improved, you can save your query history, and the app's general performance will be more of a bullet train than a trundling tube choo choo.

There's no word on when we'll be seeing these updates but they both sound pretty near completion, so it can't be long.

Do you use Nokia Drive and Transport? Can they compete with standalone satnavs? Let me know your opinion in the comments below or on our Facebook page.

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