Medion launches GoPal P4425 premium sat-nav

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In September last year we reported on the GoPal P4425 and said that it would be coming in November priced at £299.99

It looks as if things may have been a little delayed, as Medion has announced that the unit is now available for £249.99.

It features the GoPal 4.0 navigation software, a slim (124 x 81 x 17mm) design, street level Navteq maps for the UK and Europe, up-to-date traffic information, GPS-based speed limit warnings, and FM transmitter for playing back either the voice guidance, or MP3 files, through a vehicle’s radio system.

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Andy MerrettMedion launches GoPal P4425 premium sat-nav

ViaMichelin updates sat-nav software to version 7, new features available across whole Navigation range

ViaMichelin has announced an upgrade to its software, bringing it to version 7, and offering more intuitive, user-friendly features, including an improved navigation menu, exclusive Michelin Guide content, key information indicators such as battery level, speed, and estimated travel times.

The New Edition range features revised graphics, easy access buttons to locate the nearest petrol stations and car parks, and an improved Point of Interest (POI) system.

Version 7 also includes additional safety-related functions, including:

* “Dangerous Bend Alert”, which takes into account vehicle speed and tightness of bend to alert the driver to approaching bends,
* “School Alert”, which is activated during school hours,
* “Roadworks Alert”, alerting motorists to damaged or unmade roads,
* “Authorised overtaking area alerts”, showing legal places to overtake,
” “Tiredness Alert” which alerts the driver every two hours (that’d get annoying),
” “Tunnel Mode” which adjusts screen brightness and simulates the route when GPS reception is lost.

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Andy MerrettViaMichelin updates sat-nav software to version 7, new features available across whole Navigation range

Interview: Navman's Colin Holloway on the future for GPS satnav devices

navman_n60i-interview.jpgOne of the themes at this year’s 3GSM show in Barcelona was mobile navigation, buoyed by the fact that GPS is making its way into mobile phones, along with the mapping and applications to make use of it. Naturally, every company in this area reckons mobile navigation’s going to be huge.

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Stuart DredgeInterview: Navman's Colin Holloway on the future for GPS satnav devices