Innovation as well as research and development have always been of cardinal importance for NNG. In order to undertake such activities, we have been regular applicants for development assistance funding. Since 2009, we have submitted applications for a number of development assistance programmes financed by national and EU funds. Our applications were successful in the following cases.

Successful applications:


Development of a multi-platform, scalable, modular, complex hybrid navigation system, and creation of 60 new R+D positions at NNG LLC

Funds: H U F 9 3 5, 2 7 1, 8 0 3

Getting prepared for the market challenges of the near future, NNG LLC is working on the prototype of a globally pivotal multi-platform, scalable, modular hybrid automotive navigation system in its Budapest-based R+D centre. With a budgeted cost of nearly two billion Hungarian Forints and a term of 30 months, the R+D project will create minimum 60 new R+D positions.

Built-in navigation products have shown a dynamic progress in recent years, and technologies designed to update the map databases of navigation products are reflecting revolutionary changes. Current industry trends suggest that by 2020, functions used in hybrid (a combination of online and offline components) navigation solutions will be generally required in automotive applications to support up-to-date navigation products with regularly updating map data. To achieve this goal, a significant part of the data and computing capacities of connected systems are “stored” in the cloud.

The objective of the R+D project is to develop the prototype of a hybrid navigation system in NNG’s Budapest-based R+D centre, which satisfies the requirements of the automotive industry and meets NDS international standards. Built on the components of the iGO navigation engine, which will be materially improved and restructured by a fundamentally new architecture, the R+D project, with a budgeted cost of nearly two billion Hungarian Forints, is planned for a period of 30 months and will create minimum 60 new R+D positions. The outcome of the development project is expected to be integrated into NNG’s products from 2020-2021. Here are some examples where hybrid navigation is typically used: – the navigation system provides accurate map data to improve used experience; – frequently changing data are available in nearly real time; – cloud-based services also include traditional on-board navigation functions, like route calculation and alternative route search, either in real time or during navigation. NNG’s product is expected to outshine its competitors’ products and help NNG to gain a competitive advantage by providing innovative solutions in the following areas: route calculation, search algorithms, advancing autonomous driving, providing outstanding user experience, easy-to-improve products, unique solutions in a cloud-based infrastructure. Only products meeting the NDS standard will mainly be marketable in the market of navigation in the upcoming years, therefore the success of this development project is expected to open up a great market opportunity to NNG. The spreading of standardised hybrid navigation systems will require additional developments and the provision of continued product support from NNG, thus ensuring the maintenance of the project outcome in the long run.






Világszinten egyedi multimodális fedélzeti szórakoztató és információs központ fejlesztése

Vállalatok K+F tevékenységének támogatása – Vállalati KFI_16

Kedvezményezett neve: NNG Kft.

A Szerződött támogatás összege: 499 202 728 Forint

A Projekt leírása:

A projekt keretében az NNG az autók fedélzeti szórakoztató és információs központja (infotainment system) által nyújtott felhasználói élmény maximalizálásához egy platform-független, piacvezető szoftvermotor (UX Engine) kifejlesztését, valamint annak teljes körű (prototípusgyártástól gyártásba vitelig tartó) megtervezéséhez szükséges keretrendszer megalkotását tervezi. A projekt által az NNG és Magyarország a fedélzeti infotainment rendszerek meghatározó fejlesztési központjává válhat.

Az infotainment rendszer kifejleszteni tervezett szoftvermotorjával szembeni legfontosabb elvárások:

  • Az összes jelenleg elterjedt beágyazott és asztali, valamint natív HTML5 webes környezetet támogassa.
  • Kezelni és irányítani tudja az autóban található kijelzőket, és a jelenleg használt, valamint csak fejlesztési, vagy akár koncepcionális fázisban lévő vizuális, audio és tapintáson alapuló input/output (I/O) eszközöket.
  • A rendszer biztosítsa azt, hogy minden a gépkocsiba beépített és oda bevitt I/O eszköz (pl.: telefon, okos szemüveg stb.) és szolgáltatás (pl.: navigáció) az autóba épített infotainment felhasználói élmény szerves részét képezze.

A projekt keretében kifejleszteni tervezett komplex rendszer koncepciójának egyik legfontosabb újszerű eleme, hogy a rendszerhez csatlakozó infotainment eszközöket absztrakt módon kezeli, így a rendszer a jelenlegi és jövőbeli I/O eszközöket és szolgáltatásokat is támogatni tudná.  A rendszer absztrakt megközelítése az autógyárak (OEM-ek) beszállítói láncait alapvetően fogja átalakítani, mivel az infotainment rendszer egyes elemei könnyen cserélhetőek lesznek.

A fenitek elérése érdekében a projekt során egy egyedi, innovatív keretrendszer-struktúra kerülne kifejlesztésre, mely biztosítaná a fenti célkitűzéseknek, valamint a jövőbeli kihívásoknak való hosszú távú megfelelést. A projekt sikere esetén az NNG és Magyarország az infotainment rendszerek fejlesztésének egyik központjává válna világszinten is.


“Introduction of Microsoft Dynamics Navision company management system at Nav N Go Kft.”

“Innovation-technology development programme implemented by Nav N Go Kft. in order to become a permanent automotive supplier”

“Market-oriented research and development programme at Nav N Go Kft. — Developing the prototype of a technically workable location-based mobile application platform”

Research And Development

Research and development have always played a prominent role in NNG’s life. Thanks to innovation and the constant enhancement of our products, our company has become a leading player in the navigation market. This is the power of our development.

The main objective of our development projects is to produce new and innovative solutions founded on the latest scientific and technological research findings, which will be popular with our users and business partners.

In order to accomplish these objectives, we pay special attention to research and development. To encourage business development, we have established a structure that enables us to support innovative activities to the maximum extent. We supervise the development chain from the drawing board through pilot projects to the construction of prototypes. We provide our experts with all the means and facilities (time and resources) they need to fully implement their ideas.

By bringing together innovations from various fields of research and publishing the results, we aim to build up a knowledge base that lays a strong foundation for providing high-standard solutions with remarkable added value.

As an important part of our research and development activities, we have established a real and active relationship with several traditional, university-based research groups. By sharing our industrial experience, our intention of setting common research objectives should produce results of mutual benefit to both parties.

Our research partners:

  • ELTE Department of Cartography and Geoinformatics, Faculty of Informatics (IT)
  • ELTE Visualization Center, Faculty of Sciences (TTK)
  • BME Department of Telecommunications and Media Informatics (BME TMIT)
  • BME Mobile Innovation Center (MIK)

Industrial trends as well as economic developments have encouraged us to establish cooperative relationships with the role players of the national market. Our expectation of such cooperations is to provide us with a common answer and enable us to put a wide range of complex products and services onto the market through these relationships. To achieve this, we need to harmonize our research and development projects, and create a forum where views and ideas can be exchanged. The opportunity to build such relationships is provided by the Mobility and Multimedia Cluster, which we joined in 2009.

Our primary goal is to continue to incorporate cutting-edge technological innovations into our software products, which can guarantee us a major market advantage. We believe that all this can be achieved through innovation and research.