NAVIGON MobileNavigator (US) On-Board Navigation App for Android released

NAVIGON MobileNavigator (US) On-Board Navigation App for Android released
NAVIGON AG has announced the release of the US version of its award winning MobileNavigator for the Android platform. The first on-board navigation app of a major navigation company to launch on the Android platform, MobileNavigator brings premium navigation to the growing Android user base. Among many signature functions, the app includes the industry-first feature Reality Scanner that identifies points of interest by showing them in a live camera view. MobileNavigator is available now from the Android Market and includes Traffic Live and without an additional cost.

Reality Scanner is an industry first feature for the Android platform. Utilizing the phone’s build-in camera, positioning, and compass components together with NAVIGON’S extensive POI database to project POI (points of interest) icons directly on the camera’s image. In addition to the benefits of an on-board solution, NAVIGON’S hallmark navigation capabilities and third party partnerships come together in MobileNavigator customized and developed for the Android platform.

The extensive set of features and capabilities 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 is compatible with most Android phones and runs with Android 1.5, 1.6, 2.0, 2.1, 2.2. The application requires a minimum of 30 MB of free RAM and about 1.5 GB storage space for maps, voices etc. Supported screen resolutions are 320×240, 480×320, 800×480, 850×480 and vice versa.

MobileNavigator is available in the Android Market and Google Checkout with a two-week introductory price of $39.99. When the promotion ends, the app retails for a one-time fee of $59.99. The price includes the Traffic Live services. MobileNavigator is equipped with maps of the U.S.A. from NAVTEQ.
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