"The integrated quick search option in the navigation device allows a driver to programme a destination with the help of pre-loaded maps of cities and towns across the country, including seven million points of interest (PoI)," Ayana director Amit Sharma told reporters here at a preview of the product here.
Code named A501, the five-inch device runs on NNG's iGO primo software, which has an intuitive navigation feature to search the maps and the PoI data for guiding a driver on the destination route.
"The navigator interprets a road user's behaviour and offers solutions to reduce driving speed and suggest detour in the event of a traffic jam on a highway," Sharma said.
The navigator also has a wealth of information on facilities such as the nearest petrol station or a restaurant en-route.
"The navigator also has a voice guidance to inform a driver on a highway on approaching bridges, diversions and location of bridges, monuments and even shops on the way to a specific destination," Sharma said.
Other key features of the navigator are enhanced images of junctions for turns, online traffic messages to warn a driver about congested road sections and speed limits.
"India has a diverse demography and with increased urbanisation, navigation solutions have become the need of the hour. Our device has been optimised for the country's road system to make driving stress-free and enjoyable," NNG vice-president Peter Bolesza said on the occasion.
To be priced at Rs.17,000, the GPRS-linked navigator will be formally launched in the Indian market during October through authorised dealers and distributors.
The new PND will be available in car dealerships, retail channels and aftermarket accessory stores from October 2013.
As a leading solution provider for automotive, personal and wireless navigation markets the world over, the Budapest-based NNG offers on-board 3D applications, incorporating connected features and a universal, online update portal.
--IANS (Posted on 03-09-2013)