TROY, MI – Delphi Corporation has launched the next generation of its popular portable GPS (Global Positioning System) navigation system, company officials announced today.
NAV300 integrates the latest hardware and software technology, enhancing and expanding on the many industry-leading features already offered on the NAV200 system Delphi introduced in 2006.
Like its predecessor, NAV300 comes preloaded with maps of the continental U.S., Canada, Alaska and Hawaii and now also includes Puerto Rico.
Driving directions for NAV300 are calculated using NAVTEQ®, one of the most trusted mapping databases in the industry. NAV300 features Text-to-Speech (TTS) functionality that announces street names and provides turn-by-turn directions while navigating for maximum safety. NAV300 allows drivers to store favorite locations and even assign voice commands through its My Favorites feature.
NAV300’s new, easy and intuitive interface allows users to find locations by city, street or ZIP. It also displays road signs directly on the screen. Speed limit warning software alerts drivers if they are exceeding posted speed limits. Plus, there’s Bluetooth connectivity with an integrated microphone to control Bluetooth-equipped phones for hands-free calling.
Another new function available on NAV300 is the Points of Interest feature, which uses reviews from the prestigious ZAGATSurvey® guides – the world’s leading provider of consumer survey-based dining, travel and leisure information. The Points of Interest feature allows users to locate restaurants, hotels, local attractions and favorite chains or franchises along their driving route. The ZAGATSurvey feature will be available in September. (NAV300 buyers who purchase before September will simply go online to register for a free upgrade kit that will be mailed to them as soon as it’s available.)
“The Delphi NAV200 has been extremely well-received by consumers,” said Max Rogers, Delphi’s vice president of Consumer Electronics. “In keeping with Delphi’s proud heritage of innovation, we’re continually seeking ways to enhance our offerings and provide our customers with the best possible products that deliver outstanding quality and value.”
NAV300 also offers the optional traffic information service via Clear Channel, using RDS-TMC (Radio Data System-Traffic Message Channel) technology to deliver real-time traffic and weather reports. On NAV300’s easy-to-read touchscreen, this information is displayed to the driver and is updated instantly as NAV300 adapts its recommended route to help drivers bypass traffic jams, road closures and extreme weather. The RDS-TMC option is offered as a lifetime subscription with a one-time upfront payment.
In addition to its advanced navigational capabilities, the Delphi NAV300 offers popular entertainment functionality including a movie player, picture viewer and a new matching game that can be used when not in navigation mode. MP3s can also be downloaded onto an additional SD card (sold separately). Thanks to a long-lasting rechargeable battery, NAV300 provides hours of use outside the vehicle.
“Based on our many years of experience providing in-vehicle navigation systems for many leading original equipment manufacturers,” said Rogers, “Delphi can offer superior technologies and functionality in a portable design that’s accessible to all consumers, no matter what vehicle they drive.”
The Delphi NAV300 is priced at $399.99 (MSRP) and is available now at www.shopdelphi.com. NAV300 with Lifetime Traffic will have an MSRP of $499.99 (includes traffic for the life of the product).