NAVTEQ, the leading global provider of maps, traffic and location data enabling navigation, location-based services and mobile advertising around the world, is supplying its specialized Fuel Types POIs to NAVIGON as the basis for the company’s new LPG & Biodiesel filling Stations app.
Details of over 18,000 filling stations in 20 European countries* are available for download to NAVIGON navigation devices to guide drivers with gas or biodiesel powered vehicles to outlets offering the right fuel. Consumers can select the specific type of fuel they use and once downloaded, the relevant service station locations are displayed on the map with a symbol and are available to choose as special destinations.
“As LPG vehicles have a relatively limited range, it is particularly important that drivers know where to find the nearest fuel pump,” explained Jörn Watzke, vice-president of Product Line Management at NAVIGON. “NAVTEQ’s content has enabled us to devise a level of service which will help drivers to have plenty of low-emission fuel in their tanks.”
NAVTEQ’s Fuel Types provides information on the location and range of fuel offered by service stations. In general, it enables more precise search and destination selection for all fuel types but is particularly helpful to drivers of hybrid and other lower-emission passenger or light commercial vehicles trying to locate specific varieties of fuel which may not yet have wide distribution.
“With global demand for eco-friendly cars expected to soar in coming years, NAVTEQ is paving the way with the most comprehensive global portfolio of products that enable advanced green driving and green routing use cases,” added Frank Pauli, vice president NAVTEQ product management EMEA. “We are continually developing new content which meets the increasing demand for ‘greener’ features and and we are delighted that NAVIGON has used the Fuel Types, including data on where to find LPG and biodiesel, to produce such an innovative add on option.”
NAVIGON’s new LPG & Biodiesel filling station data is available as a download from the NAVIGON Fresh (navigon.com/freshfor €9.95 (£8).
* Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and Ukraine.
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NAVTEQ (navteq.com) is the leading global provider of maps, traffic and location data (digital location content) enabling navigation, location-based services and mobile advertising around the world. NAVTEQ supplies comprehensive digital location content to power automotive navigation systems, portable and wireless devices, Internet-based mapping applications and government and business solutions. The Chicago-based company was founded in 1985 and has more than 5,400 employees located in 214 offices in 49 countries.
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NAVIGON AG is a world-leading provider of premium navigation technology. NAVIGON delivers software on mobile phone platforms and for the automotive industry as well as branded personal navigation devices. The company has partnerships with leading consumer electronics companies and stands for high quality products, innovation and elegant design. Founded in 1991, NAVIGON is present in Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South Africa. – NAVIGON. And the world is yours. To find out more about NAVIGON, please visit navigon.com/fresh.