NAVIGON glossary

The glossary is to provide information. Look here for all the technical terms relating to navigation. Simply search alphabetically, or use the list of keywords.

If you are unable find a search term, the questions and answers section may help.


Autoswitch Day & Night Mode

does exactly what its name says. When it gets dark outside, the display automatically adjusts to the new light situation.

Active Lane Assistant

provides a realistic display of the actual course of the road including curves in a dynamic travelling animation. It not only shows what lane you need to change to ahead of time but also when. The distances between different turning manoeuvres and lane changes can also be easily calculated thanks to this display. All this ensures that you will be better able to orientate yourself and are well prepared for the road ahead. You will be safer on the road and will reach your destination without stress.


Bluetooth hands-free kit

links your mobile phone with your NAVIGON, so that you can use your phone hands-free very easily via the large display. And, above all, safely.


Clever Parking

helps you to find a parking spot. Clever Parking displays nearby parking areas shortly before reaching your destination. You’ll be able to avoid lengthy searches and just drive directly to a parking area.

Coordinate Entry

offers the option of entering a destination by its coordinates. A practical alternative to the traditional address entry when locating camping sites, for example.

City View 3D

displays cities as they really are – in 3D with buildings by the roadside. This provides a better overview and better orientation assistance throughout your journey.


 City View 3D - orientation for your route

Clever Parking Live

not only assists you in finding a parking space, but also even shows you the number of available parking spaces in nearby car parks in real time.


Up to date, faster: NAVIGON Live Services

City View 3D 2.0

Allows you to travel relaxed through unfamiliar cities and display the buildings realistically in 3D. It includes building colours, roof shapes and all the things that make orientation easier. Also, nearby buildings and special destinations behind them are displayed transparently so you always have a clear view of the direction of your route and POIs.


Digital Photo Album

takes your favourite photos with you everywhere. And, with the large and attractive display, you can look at them whenever you wish.


Emergency Help

tells you within seconds where important locations such as the police, hospitals and more can be found – when it counts.


Even on foot, cities can be very confusing. An electronic compass lends a hand in the pedestrian mode so you don’t lose your bearings. So you’ll know right away whether you need to go left, right, up or down. Or north, south, east or west.


Favourites on the map

shows you your favourite destinations as special destinations. So you can see at a glance when you happen to be around the corner from your favourite Italian restaurant or one of your friends.

FM Radio Transmitter

transmits navigation information, your favourite music and even phone calls over your car speakers. Sounds good, doesn’t it?

Favourites on the map

shows you your favourite places in the form of special destinations, ensuring that you can see at a glance when you happen to be around the corner of your favorite Italian restaurant or your friends.


Google Local Search

provides continuous access to the world’s largest search engine. Using keywords such as ‘cocktail bar London’ or ‘flower shop Dublin’, you can find all the points of interest along your route. And as well as telephone numbers and addresses, customer reviews tell you whether or not it is worth the extra mile.


Up to date, faster: NAVIGON Live Services


Latest Map Guarantee

Within 30 days after the first use of the device you can download our most recent map material for free.

Lane Assistant Pro

helps you to make your way through even the most hectic traffic situations. It provides you with a clear look ahead, showing you whether you need to change lanes for this turn and also for the next.

Landmark View 3D

takes the Eiffel Towers and Big Bens of this world and puts them on your display in 3D – so that you won’t drive past the real ones when traffic is hectic.


NAVIGON Landmark View 3D – shows tourist attractions and special destinations


Motion Sensor

is only available from us and ensures that you can use your NAVIGON even more easily – you’ll hardly even need to touch it. For example, by simply moving your hand towards the display NAVIGON MyBest POI in the vicinity will be shown. Control panels are hidden and therefore reveal more of the current map section to give you the perfect overview, as only information that is relevant to you is displayed. Thanks to this innovative sensor, you can concentrate fully on the road and enjoy a relaxed journey to your destination.

Mobile Safety Camera Live

now indicates both stationary and mobile speed cameras – in real time, of course. In addition to active speed cameras already registered, you can inform every other NAVIGON Live user of new ones. These are promptly delivered by means of a single click and can be sent as audio-visual warnings too if required.


Up to date, faster: NAVIGON Live Services

Media Player

Should you get caught in traffic or have a long wait, the new Media Player provides perfect entertainment to stave off boredom. Thanks to the large 5.0" display you can relax and watch films or click through your  digital photo album. And as everybody knows, music helps the time pass. So now you can play your favourite hits whenever you like – it doesn’t get much more multimedia on the road than that.


unites two things which belong together: driving and music. This is why your NAVIGON not only shows you the way, but also sets the right tone.



because not every destination you choose will have a parking space right outside, we navigate you the last few metres of your journey after parking, all the way to your actual destination on foot. Your NAVIGON  will even find your car for you on the way back.


Whatever kind of driver you are, NAVIGON MyRoutes recommends the best route every time, adapted to your personal driving style, the day of the week and the time of day. In addition, your NAVIGON also displays up to two further possible routes, providing a clear choice. You decide whether you follow the recommended route or take one of the alternatives.


has a new roundabout appeared in the city? Or a street changed its name? NAVIGON MyReport lets you inform us about changes to the road network. Once they’ve been thoroughly checked by experts, they are incorporated into one of our next map releases.


allows you to easily transfer all of your contact addresses from your computer to your NAVIGON. This ensures that you always have your important addresses where you need them: with you.


offers updated maps from experts on a regular basis. Simply installed, they ensure that your NAVIGON is always as up-to-date as possible, so that the main road does not suddenly turn into a dead end. Updates are for a full 24 months.


NAVIGON FreshMaps - regular map updates from the experts

NAVIGON Sightseeing (inspired by MERIAN scout)

is exactly what you have been missing when it comes to discovering a new city on your own. Finally there is a function that draws your attention to nearby sights and also knows a thing or two about them. Automatically and/or at a click, your NAVIGON will give you information on opening hours and historical backgrounds, for example.


ensures that you will always have your three favourite destinations in view from now on. For example, are you an art fan? Then you can find out about all the museums that are on your route with just one click. The same goes for motorway services, filling stations and similar places. Once you have selected them, your top three points of interest will be saved on the display and will be shown to you along the entire route.


One Click Menu

shows you your three favourite POIs with just one click and hides unimportant information, therefore increasing the visible area of the map. This provides greater safety and comfort, as well as a better overview when driving.


Pedestrian Navigation

brings you directly to your destination, even if you’re not in your car.You’ll be well prepared to explore unfamiliar cities, for example, and discover the most hidden spots and sights. You can hold your NAVIGON comfortably in portrait format* in one hand – leaving the other one totally free.

Panorama View3D

Panorama View3D shows you the landscape in your display, not as a flat image, but in 3D with mountains and valleys.

Professional Voice Command

Not only can you select the destination comfortably and accurately by voice entry, but you can also perform important functions such as selecting the menu, controlling the volume and answering calls. All barely without taking your hands off the steering wheel. Thus, you can concentrate on the most important thing – the road.

POI Click

allows you to click and select a point of interest (POI) on the map such as petrol stations or tourist attractions. In addition, it provides essential information such as addresses, opening hours and telephone numbers. You can also choose to be taken there directly by your Navigon.

PIN Protection

ensures that your NAVIGON device will not work for anyone who is trying to use or take it without your permission.

Premium TMC

is the Traffic Message Channel for even the most demanding requirements. This is because the Premium version provides you with information that is even more current and detailed on anything that might block, divert or halt your progress.


NAVIGON Premium TMC and NAVIGON Traffic - more up-to-date and detailed traffic reports


Real City 3D

offers you a whole new dimension in navigation. Never before have Europe’s major cities been replicated so faithfully. Streets, buildings with real fronts, road markings such as zebra crossings and even traffic lights are all displayed threedimensionally on the screen. This unique display provides users with even better orientation than ever before, whilst making every city drive a special experience.

Real Road Sign Pro

guarantees a safe journey, every time. A road sign to match the road features appears on your display – for example, when sharp bends, strong winds or slippery stretches are expected. So you‘ll be well prepared for the various driving conditions ahead. There’ll be no surprises, just safe driving.


NAVIGON Real Road Sign Pro makes sure you’re warned ahead of time in case of sharp bends, strong winds or slippery road sections, etc.

Reality View® Pro

shows roads not as lines, but realistically, with asphalt and road markings and signs. This makes it easier for you to maintain an overview of motorway junctions and helps you choose the right exit (Reality View® Light: exits only).


NAVIGON Reality View® shows you which road signs you should follow and which lane you should be in ahead of time.


Speed Assistant

tells you the current speed limit. It will also provide you with audio and visual warnings, if you happen to exceed it..

Spoken TMC

informs you via spoken notifications about traffic congestion on your route, the length of traffic jams and their causes. Every bit as detailed as traffic announcements on the radio!


NAVIGON Premium TMC and NAVIGON Traffic - more up-to-date and detailed traffic reports

Smart Speller

only shows you letter combinations which actually make sense. Fzoutxh Street and other such nonsense are now a thing of the past.


Traffic Live

provides the latest traffic information in real time on a regular basis and also knows at all times where other NAVIGON Live users are free from traffic problems. This enables your NAVIGON to advise you of the best route at all times – taking the current traffic situation into consideration.


Up to date, faster: NAVIGON Live Services

TMC (with a TMC antenna integrated into the charger cable)

helps you to smoothly make your way around traffic jams and road construction sites. Two cables have been made one. For you, this means that you no longer need to worry about a mess of cables in your car. This leaves more space for what is most important: you.


not only reads out distances, but also the names of roads and exits – to ensure that you can concentrate on the road.

TMC Routing Info

shows you an alternative route when traffic congestion is announced, with an updated distance calculation and arrival time. You decide if a diversion is worthwhile or if you would like to keep to the original route.


Voice Recognition Pro

obeys your every word. You state where you would like to go, and we show you how to get there. It doesn't get any easier than this.


Weather Live

prepares you for all eventualities. Weather Live shows you the latest weather report for both your route and your destination. And to avoid unnecessary surprises during your stay, there’s also a two-day forecast.

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