Sygic Combats Distracted Driving with HUD Feature That Lets Drivers Project Navigation Info on to Their Windshield
Bratislava, Slovakia – November 27, 2013 – Sygic today announced a new product to make driving safer as millions of Americans hit the road for the holidays.
Sygic’s Heads-up-Display (HUD) product projects navigation information onto drivers’ windshields, so they never have to take their eyes off the road to look down at their navigation software. The product comes at a critical time right before Thanksgiving weekend which, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is one of the most auto accident-heavy periods of the year. As an added benefit, HUD is available as an in-app purchase for only $4.99 and doesn’t need an expensive add-on product, as the projection can be emitted right from the Sygic GPS Navigation app on any iOS and Android phone or tablet.
Using Sygic’s HUD interface is straightforward: Drivers simply activate the feature from the app’s navigation menu, flip the screen via pop-up menu and place their phone on their dashboard. The specially optimized interface will then reflect clearly on the car’s windshield, displaying navigation information without the need for any expensive accessories. Unlike HUD features or apps that give only partial or gimmicky information to a driver, Sygic’s HUD feature gives them the full Sygic experience, complete with features like live traffic and turn-by-turn voice guidance.
“With tens of millions of Americans driving long distances this Thanksgiving weekend, we felt this was the perfect time to introduce our HUD product to the U.S. drivers will now be able navigate while keeping their attention focused on the road ahead at all times,” Sygic CEO Michal Štencl said. “As we head into the heavy travel season, we hope our HUD will help drivers stay safe on the roads so they can spend more time with their family and friends and less time driving down heavily-trafficked and dangerous winter road conditions.”
Sygic’s HUD continues Sygic’s tradition of providing innovative navigation tools to drivers.
Other Features of Sygic: GPS Navigation include:
• Offline maps that don’t require a cellular data connection
• Turn-by-turn voice-guided GPS navigation
• 3D cities and landscapes
• Voice guidance in more than 40 languages
• Multi-stop routes and Drag & Drop route editing
• Speed limit display and audio warning
• SOS/Help to find assistance nearby
• Interactive map – tap on any street, POI, or photo to choose action
• Robust integration with third party services like Groupon and TripAdvisor to find things like deals, restaurants, hotels, attractions and more
• New speed cameras feature with a constantly-updated database of stationary and mobile speed traps
Unlike other map services, data in Sygic: GPS Navigation is stored on the user’s phone instead of streamed from the Internet, which means that Sygic users don’t have to worry about running up against their cellular data caps by using GPS navigation or getting lost in an area with poor cell reception. When Sygic’s users are online, they now have access to other helpful features like real-time traffic and road incident sharing with other drivers.
Sygic GPS Navigation, now upgraded to version 13.3, is available in the iOS App Store and Google Play, while the HUD feature can be purchased from within the app for $4.99.
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