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NAVIGON innovation: Motion Sensor ensures safer driving thanks to no-touch navigation

NAVIGON sets another new standard in the operation of navigation systems: with the new Motion Sensor you can now navigate with almost no need to touch. This innovative function supports easier operation and safer driving and will be installed in the latest generation of several premium-class systems.

NAVIGONMyBestPOI_D_websiteHamburg, 10 May 2010 – Relax and enjoy your drive even more with the NAVIGON Motion Sensor. It enables innovative operating that allows the driver to concentrate particularly well on the traffic conditions. There’s now hardly any need to touch the device to operate the navigation system. For instance, voice control is activated by a casual stroke of the frame. And a simple wave across the display is sufficient to activate MyBest POI. The menu bar, which otherwise stays in the background, can also be called up in the same way. “At NAVIGON we work continuously on new developments for the optimisation of navigation solutions. The Motion Sensor is further proof of our powers of innovation”, says Jörn Watzke, vice president of product line management at NAVIGON. “All key functions of the device can be casually controlled with the aid of the Motion Sensor and Voice Control.” The Motion Sensor will be installed in selected devices of the next generation.

Function input with a wave of the hand
The Motion Sensor is installed in the housing of the respective devices. It only reacts when a movement of the hand is made intentionally at a distance of a couple of centimetres from the device. This ensures that no random gestures on the part of the driver inadvertently activate particular functions. When the driver’s hand gets closer to the display, it simultaneously shows the MyBest POI settings bar. This feature enables users to organise their special destinations as they see fit. Personal favourite categories are displayed as icons on the map. This means that drivers always know at a glance where the next filling station, parking facilities or a favourite fast-food restaurant can be found along the route. When the menu bar is deactivated, the display shows an up to 15% larger map segment. A gentle touch of the display or housing automatically activates Voice Control to let users control the key features of the navigation by spoken commands. Voice Control is not activated if the driver uses the menu bar or selects one of the special destinations. In such cases, it is only activated when one of the key functions, for instance volume control, is selected.

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NAVIGON AG is one of the world’s leading innovators of high-quality navigation devices standing for outstanding technology in attractive lines. Besides, the company offers GPS software solutions for well-known electronic brands as well as automotive software components for outstanding navigation systems. Founded in 1991, NAVIGON employs a total staff of more than 400 and is represented by its own offices in Asia, Europe and North America. – NAVIGON. And the world is yours.

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