We started working with Alex Barth and his team in the Spring of 2018 to design and build an innovative in-car navigation demo as a sales tool for his team. This started as an iOS kiosk demo for trade shows and sales meetings and has evolved into an in-car navigation prototype that can be used for real turn-by-turn navigation with polished camera movements and an innovative UI that integrates with several APIs.
Some features include calendar integration, add-a-stop functionality, speed limit detection and parking search upon arrival. We’re looking forward to building out the prototype further and adding features using several tools in the Mapbox toolkit.
Driving is stressful enough, so when selecting a font for Mapbox we wanted something super legible that made navigation easier. After combing through a number of san-serif fonts we finally landed on Aktiv Grotesk for it’s legibility at small scale and rugged good looks at large.