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2014-05-21 09:10

MAPPING THE GRASS: Future Jaguar cars will be able to sat-navigate in 22 sub-saharan countries. Image: Jaguar


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Jaguar Land Rover South Africa has announced that the new Jaguar XF will be equipped as standard with a satellite navigation system covering not only South Africa but also 22 sub-Saharan countries.

JLR SA's Extended Navigation – introduced on the Land Rover Discovery in March 2014  – represents an industry first as a factory-fitted and fully integrated system through to a combination of the latest generations of Tracks4Africa and Nokia HERE integrated through a sophisticated iGo Primo platform.

Tracks4Africa is a suite of 16 maps of rural areas with impressive detail, much of its content user-created and based on driving experiences in various countries.


"Probably of more interest to the Jaguar XF driver," Jaguar says, "is the Nokia HERE urban mapping which comprehensively covers more than 100 sub-Saharan cities. Users simply change from rural to urban at the touch of a ‘button’ on the TFT screen with features such as lane guidance and traffic information."

All current and future Jaguars, with the exception of the XK, will have Extended Navigation as standard.

As well as South Africa, the satnav covers Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. With ongoing updates and users' input, the mapping content is ‘alive’ and easily upgradable.

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