MapFactor’s 2021 recap and plans for 2022

Although everybody hoped that the life in 2021 will return to its normal, the last year brought again many challenges and obstacles. As promised, we continued working hard and succeeded in enhancing our navigation apps with many new innovations.

What are we especially proud of in 2021?


Navigator with Android Auto and CarPlay connectivity

Our greatest news was the introduction of Navigator 7 for Android Auto and Navigator 2.5 with CarPlay Beta, which enable drivers to use the app on their in-build car displays supporting such connectivity. They will not need to look at their phones and driving will be safer and more comfortable. 

Navigator 7 pro Android Auto screenshot z navigace   Navigator 2.5 CarPlay screenshot from navigation

Navigator Car PRO – a new app for professional drivers

The successful release of a specialised truck navigation, Navigator Truck Pro, in 2020, was followed by the introduction of Navigator Car PRO for standard vehicles in May 2021, bringing the concept of professional GPS navigation app for Android devices also for common vehicle drivers. Navigator Car Pro for Android offers the latest TomTom Standard maps and all other available features incl. real-time traffic in an advantageous package.

banner Navigator Car Pro - professional car navigation, optimised route, detailed directions, latest maps, live traffic

Live HD Traffic now covers almost 90 territories all over the world

Another great news was that since the February and April 2021 updates Navigator covers almost 90 territories with Live HD Traffic feature, keeping the drivers updated with the current situation on their route. Online traffic information is displayed on the map and used for route calculation and its optimisation.

The map coverage was also expanded, bringing new TomTom map countries in Oceania as well.

screenshot Live HD Traffic Greece

At the end of April 2021, we also celebrated 20 years of MapFactor.

2021 in short

  • February 2021 – more than 35 new territories with online traffic data in Navigator. More details here.
  • April 2021 – 5 new world regions and many new countries with live HD traffic coverage added.
    Almost 90 territories all over the world now offer traffic data in Navigator. More details here.
  • April 2021 – MapFactor celebrates 20 years. Read a summary of the past years and our development here.
  • May 2021 – a new Android navigation app for professional drivers of common vehicles (cars, motorbikes etc.) called Navigator Car PRO released. New set of PRO icons introduced. More details here.
  • June 2021 – Navigator 7 comes with Android Auto connectivity making driving safer and more comfortable. More details here.
  • September 2021 – Navigator 2.4 for iOS released with support for iPads and new TomTom maps in the region of Oceania (incl. Australia, New Zealand). More detailshere.
  • October 2021 – PC & Pocket Navigator 21 for Windows and WinCE devices released covering also new territories in Oceania. More details here.
  • November 2021 – Navigator 2.5 for iOS with CarPlay Beta available. More details here.

Our plans for 2022

Let’s see what’s cooking in the development kitchen. We are enhancing Navigator for Android Auto and CarPlay, preparing Navigator for Android Automotive OS and a Navigator SDK for Android devices.

A new gps navigation device Actis 8 Rugged is being introduced with pre-installed Navigator for Android with TomTom maps (Standard or Truck). Actis 8 Rugged is a rugged tablet running Android 9.0, equipped with LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a 16MP camera with autofocus and flash, a long-lasting 6300 mAh battery and a large 8" WXGA display.

Actis 8 Rugged Android Tablet with preinstalled MapFactor Navigator