Real-Time Traffic for Sygic GPS navigation apps launched in Australia
September 7, 2010
Sygic has teamed up with Intelematics Australia to provide real-time traffic updates for it's turn-by-turn voice guided navigation applications Mobile Maps and Aura in Australia. This is the first national traffic service available for a navigation app on iPhone in Australia.
The up-to-the-minute traffic information is provided by SUNA Traffic Channel, Australia's first digital traffic information service that broadcasts detailed information on traffic congestion and other road conditions directly to compatible devices.
Subscribers to Real-Time Traffic will receive up-to-date information about traffic incidents such as accidents, road closures, traffic congestion and major road works. Integrated into the Sygic applications this information will help users avoid long traffic delays by suggesting alternative routes. Sygic's Mobile Maps and Aura apps will also notify drivers of the location of speed cameras and road crossing locations as well as changes in speed limits for added safety.
Adam Game, Chief Executive Officer, Intelematics Australia said Sygic navigation applications offer one of the most detailed traffic update capabilities for Smartphones in Australia through its utilization of the SUNA Traffic Channel service. „The sophistication of the Sygic navigation apps integrated with the SUNA Traffic Channel makes this offering a great way for users to receive detailed traffic information via their Smartphone,“ Mr. Game said.
The Real-Time Traffic is currently available as an add-on feature for Sygic navigation applications running on all the major mobile platforms including the iPhone, iPad, Symbian, Android and Windows Mobile. A 12 month subscription to Real-Time Traffic is available for purchase via the Sygic web e-shop (www.sygic.com/shop) for an annual licence fee of AU$ 28.99. This service is available for Sygic Mobile Maps version 8.1 and higher, as well as for Aura version 1.16 and higher. As it is a connected feature, internet connection is required in order to use the service.
For more information on SUNA Traffic Channel please visit: www.sunatraffic.com.au
Screenshots from the service on an iPhone and a HTC mobile phone:
(The pictures above don't represent the phones in real or comparative dimensions)
About Sygic www.sygic.com
Sygic develops, markets and sells innovative, location-based products and turn-by-turn voice-guided GPS navigation software. Sygic Mobile Maps applications are present across more than 200 types of devices and operating systems such as the iPhone, Symbian, Maemo, Android, Windows Mobile, Windows CE, Windows XP/Vista and Linux. The revolutionary Sygic Aura has just got live at iPhone and it will be launched on further platforms in short time. Sygic's GPS/LBS software is delivered worldwide in English, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Russian, Italian, and 20 other languages.
Sygic works with map industry leaders for supreme mapping support through all regions of the globe and it cooperates strongly with leading PND and phone manufactures globally to bring the latest technology to markets everywhere.
Sygic and the Sygic logo are registered trademarks of Sygic
About Sygic Aura Drive
Sygic Aura Drive is a real 3D turn-by-turn voice guided navigation application, which blends car navigation, pedestrian navigation with 3D landmark representation, pre-installed city guides, travel & weather information, wiki info and images, and last but not least, providing a geo-aware social network, making it easy for people to drive, walk, explore & meet other people without the hustle of many gadgets, apps or calls. Sygic Aura drive is currently available for iPhone & iPad, and it is getting ready for further mobile platforms. Regional packages of Sygic Aura Drive cover numerous regions over the whole Europe, Russia, Singapore & Malaysia, Australia & New Zealand, USA, Canada, Mexico & Brazil. Sygic Aura Drive takes the navigation experience to a whole new level with its 3D presentation, extensive pre-installed information content and social networking abilities.
About Sygic Mobile Maps
Sygic Mobile Maps is a turn-by-turn voice guided navigation software that converts mobile phones into full-featured navigation devices. It is fully operable on hundreds of mobile phones and smartphones running major mobile operation systems, incl. iPhone, Symbian, Maemo, Android and Windows Mobile, incl. Windows Mobile 6.5. It also supports various PDA, PND and MID devices based on Windows CE, Windows XP/Vista or Linux. Sygic Mobile Maps is available for following regions: Australia & New Zealand, South East Asia (incl. Brunei, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia), Gulf Countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates), Russia, Complete Europe, UK/ Ireland, North America (incl. USA, Canada & Mexico), US, Colombia & Brazil.
About Intelematics Australia
Intelematics Australia is a wholly owned subsidiary of the RACV and is a founding member of Global Response – a strategic telematics alliance covering Europe, North America and Australia, with more than 80 million motoring club members.
Globally recognised for innovation, Intelematics Australia's services include safety and security, fleet and workforce management, real-time traffic information and navigation, together with a range of real-time motorist information and convenience services. Intelematics also provides enhanced remote vehicle diagnostic and eCRM services.
Intelematics Australia is a leading provider of OEM telematics programs within the Asia Pacific region and works in partnership with its clients to create tailored programs that bring benefit to vehicle manufacturers, their maintenance and retail channels, and motorists.
SUNA Traffic Channel, operated by Intelematics, has been adopted by leading brands including Alpine, Continental, Eclipse, Ford, Garmin, Google, Mio, Navigon, Navman, Navteq, Navway, Ninemsn, Nissan, Nokia, Pioneer, Toyota and Uniden.
The RDS-TMC service now covers more than 95 per cent of the Australian main metropolitan population, with coverage in VIC, NSW, QLD, ACT, SA, and WA. SUNA is Australia's only digital traffic service broadcast using the international RDS-TMC standard which is supported by most GPS and automotive brands. SUNA content is also offered to developers of online and smart-phone applications.