Navigation Technologies, a provider of digital map data for vehicle navigation, Internet/wireless and business applications, has announced that 8 car models introduced navigation systems for the first time in the second half of the 2001 calendar year. Each model features NAVTECH data, which currently powers all U.S. automotive navigation systems.
Joining 43 models already offering navigation, the models newly featuring NAVTECH data include the Jaguar X-Type, Lexus IS300, Lexus ES300, Lincoln Blackwood, Mercedes-Benz G-Class, Nissan Maxima, Oldsmobile Aurora, and Toyota Camry.
To ensure unrivaled accuracy, Navigation Technologies Field Analysts actually drive the roads, verifying information for the NAVTECH database. This in-depth “human factor” delivers data consistent with real world conditions and, as such, results in a multi-faceted and incredibly comprehensive product. From turn restrictions to relative road heights every road segment has up to 150 data attributes such as turn restrictions, one-way streets and speed categories that help optimise routes. Additionally, the NAVTECH database includes Points of Interests (POI) in 45 categories including banks, hospitals, shopping centres and recreation areas.