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South Africa – TomTom has launched its new navigation engine, NavKit. It will power all future TomTom navigation products and will be available for licensing to automotive and enterprise customers.

According to the satnav maker, the navigation engine offers new levels of flexibility, rapid integration, customised user interface and porting to any operating system making a connected navigation system on any device quicker and simpler.

'CONNECTED CAR EXPERIENCE'

It includes on-board turn-by-turn navigation, route planning, free text search, 2D map browsing and 3D guidance view, map-matched positioning and real-time guidance.

Harold Goddijn, CEO at TomTom, said: “The automotive industry’s next challenge is to create a seamless connected car experience. To help our customers achieve this, we created NavKit, a flexible, future-proof navigation platform. NavKit makes the creation of connected navigation solutions easier and faster than ever before.”

It achieves faster and more accurate routing, better routes around traffic and fully supports TomTom Traffic, version 6.0, including incident duration predictions and jam tail warnings. The text search engine provides easier and faster address search and a new map visualisation engine improves 2D browsing and introduces a 3D guidance view.

The first commercial product powered by NavKit is the TomTom GO.

Prices and availability is not yet available and it will  be released locally in October 2013.





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