USA: The latest updated version 1.7 of Bosch navigation system for the iPhone offers revised and new navigation data along with the convenient new “local search” function. The updated Navteq navigation map includes Germany, Austria and Switzerland (“D-A-CH”) as well as the interconnecting European road network. In addition, users can now also take advantage of the “local search” function to find points of interest that are not included in the map material, a new function that is integrated seamlessly into the menu to offer the perfect extension to the existing POIs in the Bosch navigation system.
In addition to the 3D-artMap with the easily recognizable landmarks, the curve warning assistant, speed warning system and INRIX traffic jam information, it is the integration of the “flinc” ride-sharing service in particular that has been very well received by the users: an intelligent way to save money, find passengers traveling to the same destination and share fuel costs.
Dietmar Meister, Head of Smartphone Solutions at Bosch SoftTec, said: “With this latest update, we are making the new data and functions available to our existing customers free of charge. And, as always, we have incorporated the very useful feedback we received from our users to adapt the navigation system to customer expectations even better and to work on future product upgrades.”