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NAVTEQ services now for Hyundai and Nissan

Geneva, US: During Geneva Motor Show, NAVTEQ announced that it has been chosen by Hyundai to provide advanced content for its new navigation platform which features a green routing option as well as the traditional ‘shortest’ or ‘fastest’ routes. In addition, the company also announced that it has been chosen by Nissan to provide location content for 100% Electric Nissan LEAF points of interest (POIs), specifically developed to guide and inform Electric Vehicle (EV) drivers

NAVTEQ & Hyundai

Hyundai developed the new software using NAVTEQ’s digital map data with additional ADAS attributes such as slopes, height and curvature which enable the routing calculations to take into account more precise road geometry and the nature of the terrain. This has been coupled with NAVTEQ Traffic Patterns which predicts where and when traffic jams will happen based on when they typically occur – so drivers can be guided via alternative routes where traffic flows more smoothly. Together these attributes enable the navigation system to find routes which minimise fuel consumption.

“It is rare for this type of ‘green routing’ option to be available in C–segment vehicles but we are looking to exploit any opportunity which encourages responsible driving and lowers CO2 emissions,” commented Allan Rushforth, COO & SVP European Operations, Hyundai Motor Europe GmbH.

NAVTEQ & Nissan
With first deliveries in Europe due in the first quarter of 2011, the Nissan LEAF includes the Nissan Connect powered by CARWINGS navigation system as standard so drivers will be able to benefit from the EV dedicated NAVTEQ POIs which contain key information for Nissan LEAF owners.

Tom Smith, Nissan LEAF Chief Marketing Manager, Nissan International Sam, said, “Ability to ‘read the road ahead’, relies on an accurate, precise map. NAVTEQ’s unique approach to quality is key to the value of this offering as it helps give drivers the confidence they need when they drive to find EV charging stations.”

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