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4/14/11

NAVIGON iPhone update 1.8.0 with brand new maps and “Augmented Reality”

Users of the MobileNavigator for iPhone can look forward to new functions to help them stay up-to-date on the road, with the launch of “Reality Scanner” and “Traffic Check”. What’s more, the 1.8.0 update also includes brand-new map material. Via various in-app purchases, the app can now be turned into a travel guide and a “Truck and Caravan Navigation” system. NAVIGON MobileNavigator iPhone apps are available until 28 April at a discount of up to 33 percent.

Hamburg, April 14, 2011 – Knowledge advantage for iPhone users: Updating to the new 1.8.0 version allows users to get a quicker overview when on the move. New functions allow them to get a lot more out of the app.On top of that, the update once again includes new free map material. “With the new features, “Traffic Check” and “Reality Scanner”, this update is a package that gives even better orientation in the urban jungle, or on journeys," says Gerhard Mayr, Vice President of Mobile Phone Business at NAVIGON.

Integration of "Augmented Reality", plus the traffic situation at a glance

The new feature Reality Scanner will turn leisurely strolls into discovery adventures! Points of interest in the vicinity of the current position  are shown in the live picture of the iPhone’s built-in camera.  iPhone_RS_Landscape-2_lowresThe name, symbol and distance of the point of interest will be shown in the display above the camera picture. If the user clicks on a POI symbol, a window offering additional information will open. If they wish, they can then be directed to the selected destination. Reality Scanner can either be selected via the POI search in the menu, or it is turned on automatically in Pedestrian Mode when the iPhone is moved to a vertical position.

Another new useful function to be added to the app is “Traffic Check”. Users receive a short, clear overview of the traffic situation ahead. After route calculation, a clearly designed display appears showing information on the number of road works, hazard areas and congestion reports. The impact on the chosen route is shown in a green, yellow or red traffic-light system. The overview is then hidden automatically after a few seconds. If users press an info button a short description of “Traffic Live” with the option of purchasing the real-time service will appear.

Truck and Caravan Navigation – the best route for lorries and “homes on wheels”

Users can download the “Truck and Caravan Navigation” via an in app purchase at a price of 79.99 euro. This will allow the iPhone to Kasten_iPhone1.8.0_ENbecome a valuable assistant for journeys in trucks or caravans. The Truck and Caravan Navigation only suggests routes that are suitable for the size, heavy weight and axle load of larger vehicles. An individual profile can be created for each vehicle by entering the length, height and weight. The function automatically excludes routes that pass under low bridges or along tight roads. The MobileNavigator can also be transformed into a travel and events guide with further extra content. Along with the “MICHELIN Restaurant and Hotel Guide”, with reviews for 51,000 restaurants and hotels in 24 countries, there is also the “MICHELIN Green Guide”.

 

New customers can get NAVIGON MobileNavigator for iPhone Europe for the reduced price of €59.99 until 28 April, (instead of €89.99) and the EU10 version for €49.99 (instead of €74.99). The app is also available now as an update for the full version, free of charge in the Apple App Store. A feature update for the Select version will also be available soon. “We recommend to download the update as only users of 1.8.0 will be able to enjoy the full range of advantages of further updates,” says Gerhard Mayr.

Please find further information regarding NAVIGON online or contact us directly: www.navigon.com and presse@navigon.com.
 

1 The radius of the Reality Scanner search can be set, in a simple step, between 50m and 2000m.


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About NAVIGON:
NAVIGON AG is a world-leading provider of premium navigation technology. NAVIGON delivers software on mobile phone platforms and for the automotive industry as well as branded personal navigation devices. The company has partnerships with leading consumer electronics companies and stands for high quality products, innovation and elegant design. Founded in 1991, NAVIGON is present in Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South Africa. – NAVIGON. And the world is yours.
 

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