Apple Applies to Patent “Humanized” Navigation System

Apple is looking to bring a human touch to its navigation system. 

The tech giant has applied to trademark “Humanized Navigation Instructions for Mapping Applications.” Apple says that the system will be “focused on comprehension rather than precision,” along with making the entire navigation experience less stressful for the user.

For example, rather than saying that your destination is ahead 200 feet on the right, the system will try and describe the destination or landmarks around it. Apple wants the system to seem more like a passenger giving you directions rather than a computer.

Other examples of possible instructions from the new system are, “take a right after the light,” and “the entry ramp will be the second freeway entrance on the right.”