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

Satellite Navigation systems

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.

Additionally, the service offers free 5-day weather forecasts, updated twice daily, road toll charges, safety camera updates, and direct access to all favourite routes and addresses saved at a user’s “My ViaMichelin” online account.

The New Edition Navigation range also includes exclusive digital content from the Michelin Green and Red Guides, including over 9,000 tourist photos (rising to 30,000 by next year) from selected European countries, plus downloads of almost 100 suggested European sightseeing routes.

The New Edition devices are available across the ViaMichelin GPS range, including the X-960, X-970, X-970T, and X-980T.

Via Michelin website

Andy Merrett
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