Sunday, March 18, 2012

New Navigon introductions feature MyRoutes

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Navigon is announcing three new models today — the 3300 max, 4300T and 7300T. The big news is the MyRoutes feature, which provides up to three route choices with distance and ETA calculated for all entered destinations, factoring in speed limits, construction and traffic. As you can see above, route options are displayed on a map with ETA and driving time.

This is similar to what we’ve seen on the Dash Express and Insignia units, yet Navigon says that “the system continuously saves the driver’s individual driving data in order to provide the best individual route possible and recommends a route based on the user’s driving habits, the day of week and time of travel.” Dash did something similar, but the feature had significant limitations – it would only record a route from one destination to another. If you wanted to do a shorter trip along the same route, or go in the reverse direction, it would not work. It will be interesting to see how well Navigon has handled the nuances and the challenges of delivering a feature such as this.

All three units announced today include the MyRoutes feature, have 4.3″ touch screens, text-to-speech and are slated to be available in the second quarter of 2009.

Navigon 3300 max

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