NAVTEQ, the leading global provider of maps, traffic and location data enabling navigation, location-based services and mobile advertising around the world, is supplying map data to power a new navigation system which has been designed specifically for Russian Hyundai Solaris owners.
Launched in February this year, the Solaris is proving very popular with Russian drivers and is already predicted to be one of this year’s top ten selling cars in Russia.* Customer demand has led Hyundai Motor CIS to add the option of a navigation system which can be ordered with a new Solaris or added to the car at any time after purchase.
“Hyundai always reacts very sensitively to consumer feedback,” commented Mr Parhomenko, Hyundai Motors Director Aftersales. “Seeing the great popularity of the Solaris, we made a decision to enhance this model with specially developed navigation facilities. We are sure that our customers will appreciate the wide range of functions, how simple it is to install and use and how the navigation set is fully integrated into the car’s electronic system.”
NAVTEQ map coverage of Russia is growing fast with new roads, towns and villages and content added to every quarterly update. For example, to enable navigation through the unnamed roads within Russian apartment complexes directly to the required building entrance, NAVTEQ has specially developed an Apartment Roads addressing feature. There are also now over 320,000 Points of Interest in 70 different categories from fuel stations to pharmacies, hotels, restaurants and hospitals. Over 200 photorealistic 3D models of prominent landmarks in 13 key cities help orientation in unfamiliar surroundings.
Other advanced navigation features supported by the NAVTEQ map include Driver Alerts which warn of upcoming hazardous situations such as sharp bends, steep hills or overtaking restrictions; Motorway Junction Objects to guide drivers through complex junctions using 3D images; and Traffic Signals and Stop Signs to support efficient route calculation
“NAVTEQ is known for the quality of its products which meet the demanding standards of the automotive industry,” added Yiannis Moissidis, Vice President Sales Russia CIS, Balkans, Middle-East and Africa. “By powering this new navigation system with NAVTEQ content, Hyundai is able to offer Solaris owners a truly automotive grade device plus access to the fresh and updated maps released by NAVTEQ every three months.”
The recommended retail price is 28,000 RUR for this impressive new navigator which is available now via Hyundai dealers. Map coverage of Russia is supplied as standard with the option to add further coverage of Eastern and Western Europe.
*Source: Global Insight 2011
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Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Co. (hyundai.com) has grown into the Hyundai Motor Group which has ranked as the world’s fifth-largest automaker since 2007 and includes more than two dozen auto-related subsidiaries and affiliates. Hyundai Motor, which has six manufacturing bases outside of South Korea, sold approximately 3.6 million vehicles globally in 2010. Hyundai vehicles are sold in 186 countries through some 5,300 dealerships and showrooms.