Navigon launches Android navigation app in US

NAVIGON AG today launched the US version of its MobileNavigator application for the Android platform.  MobileNavigator is available now from the Android Market for a promotional price of $39.99. After two-weeks the app will retail for a one-time fee of $59.99.

MobileNavigator uses smartphone’s GPS as well as the pre-loaded NAVTEQ maps, providing full function navigation capabilities even when a cell signal is not available

Features include:

  • Reality View™ Pro clearly displays photo-realistic 3D views of actual road, highway/interstate, signs and exits, and lane guide markers for easy driving decisions.
  • Traffic Live – the most precise traffic information available today, using real-time speed data from over a million drivers including commercial fleets such as trucks and taxis and non-commercial drivers with GPS capabilities.
  • Reality Scanner helps finding points of interest by showing them in a live camera view.
  • Lane Assistant Pro prepares drivers to make an upcoming exit or turn with a lane map complete with arrows and actual road geometry.
  • Speed Assistant Adjustable audio-visual warning alerts drivers of speed and can be turned on or off.
  • Text-to-Speech Complementing turn-by-turn directions; informs the driver of both the street name and the direction to turn.
  • NAVIGON MyRoutes analyzes driving habits, patterns, location, time/day and provides up to three routes clearly displayed in-map with ETA, distance and driving times for each.
  • Day & Night Mode for map display.
  • Direct Access to Contacts Allows navigation to contacts saved in the phone’s address book.
  • Route Planning
  • Branded POIs and POIs along the route and in Reality Scanner.
  • 2D and 3D map view
  • Coordinate Input Employ longitude and latitude coordinates as a destination as an alternative to traditional input like an address or POI by name. Email geographical coordinates for precise location identification.
  • Automatic Portrait or Landscape
  • Intelligent address entry for quick text entry and lookup results.
  • Real Street and Hwy sign display
  • Directly call POIs
  • Pedestrian Navigation
  • Google Local Search Connected instant search of local points of interest.
  • Red Light Cameras provides drivers an advanced visual warning for most red light and speed cameras.

NAVIGON MobileNavigator works with most Android phones and runs with Android 1.5, 1.6, 2.0, 2.1, 2.2.

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