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NAVTEQ Recommends Updating Navigation Systems For the Summer Season


Travel with confidence this summer using the latest information

London – NAVTEQ, the leading global provider of maps, traffic and location data enabling navigation, location-based services and mobile advertising around the world, is encouraging drivers to update the maps in their navigation systems before travelling this summer.

People everywhere are keeping a close eye on budgets so it is good to know that using navigation can help save money. According to a NAVTEQ study*, drivers in Germany** regularly using a navigation system could reduce their annual driving distances by approximately 2,200 kilometers, ** as well as reducing fuel consumption by over 300 litres** which adds up to annual savings of around 475 Euros**. This reduction in fuel consumption also translates into a potential 22%** decrease in carbon dioxide emissions. By keeping the digital map in a navigation system up-to-date, drivers have the latest information to hand and can travel in a more efficient, cost effective and eco friendly way.
** Agencies can substitute country specific information where available:
France: nearly 2,800 kilometers; over 400 litres; around 600 Euros; 25%
UK: over 1,600 miles; over 350 litres; £480; 22%
Italy: approximately 1,200 kilometres; around 175 litres; over 260 Euros; 24%
Russia: over 1,900 kilometres; 250 litres; nearly 7000 RUR; 21%

A regularly updated map also includes the most recent details on hundreds of thousands of points of interest which help drivers find out where to stop and eat on the journey, locate the nearest fuel station or choose a nearby hotel.

“People are looking for ways to make the best use of their time and money”, commented Eric Fumat, Vice President Channel Development, NAVTEQ. “Whether embarking on summer holiday trips or driving locally in and around town, a map update provides the most current information needed to find and reach your destination efficiently.”

You can find navigation system map updates at your car dealership; on many car manufacturer websites; or at the NAVTEQ online store – A convenient way to shop, the online store is also a good source of information about the products and any special offers.

*NAVTEQ Navigation Benefits Study (2009)

NAVTEQ is the leading global provider of location content in the form of maps, traffic and places data that enables navigation, location-based services and mobile advertising around the world. NAVTEQ supplies precise, comprehensive location content to power automotive navigation systems, portable and wireless devices, Internet-based mapping applications and government and business solutions. The Chicago-based company was founded in 1985 and has approximately 5,600 employees located in 213 offices in 50 countries.


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