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Press release

Newcomer challenges established navigation systems.
For the time being, totally free of charge...

The market for navigation techniques is constantly changing. First, the costly on-board systems were fashionable. Then the Dutch TomTom burst onto the market with a more economical, portable device.
TomTom very quickly became a favorite with a wide group of users. After its market introduction, the value of the company went through the roof.
And now not only is TomTom quoted on the stock exchange, but countless other providers have been surprised by a new navigation system that is much better, more economical and - for the time being - totally free of charge: Nav4All.

Navigating using a mobile phone.

Nav4All's strategy is the ultimate in simplicity: no hardware is needed, except for a mobile phone and a GPS receiver.
The system is simplicity personified. Users choose a destination with their mobile phones. The mobile phone contacts the central computer, which determines the itinerary within a few seconds and sends it back to the mobile phone. Travelers can then continue to their destinations.
All that is needed is a mobile phone and a GPS receiver, which weigh less than 150 grams combined.

And for the rest, the new system is of superior simplicity: the route descriptions do not require detailed maps. An arrow points straight on, indicates a right or left turn, along with the lane to stay in on freeway or super highway (a feature missing from many systems). A semi-circle in the line indicates you are passing a roundabout and should continue straight on.
The instructions are so simple to avoid driver distraction. The simpler and unambiguous the instructions are, the easier they are to read. There are no doubts or hesitation about which route to follow. The instructions we give are very clear and easy to follow.
All unnecessary information is omitted. If there's an exit 20 miles further up, the system will not tell you that the exit is coming up, but simply continues to you straight on.
For people who prefer voice instructions to a display, Nav4All comes with 55 languages and more than 100 different voices.
Here, too, the same principle applies. All unnecessary information is left out; the system only relays what is relevant. Pure simplicity.

No costs, no limitations.

The best-known navigation systems are linked to relatively costly hardware, with expensive annual subscriptions to route services. Users often have a limited radius of action.
This new challenger to the established navigation market does not have these drawbacks, as most people already own a mobile phone. A GPS receiver is a readily available device and there will be no subscription fees until 01-01-2010.
After that period, we anticipate that subscriptions rates will vary between $0.50 to a maximum of a few dollars a month for almost worldwide navigation coverage. As well, a free subscription is one of the possibilities.

Updating existing systems.

Users of TomTom, Wayfinder, Route 66, Activepilot, Co-pilot and various other navigation systems can easily enjoy the potential offered by the new navigation provider. The hardware for the other providers can serve as a Bluetooth GPS receiver for the new system. By using Nav4All software, users of old systems not only get free route information updates, but they will also have a virtually worldwide radius of action at their disposal.

Not sold in stores.

Nav4All is not sold in stores, which make sense because it does not cost anything.
You can download the new navigation service from the Internet free of charge, or with a text message received from another user.
The only thing we ask in return from the users is that they register. Here, too, the mobile phone plays a key role.

Unraveling the Mystery.

Nav4All is a Dutch initiative. Not surprisingly since, as one of the first seafaring folk, the Dutch were able to unravel the mystery of the ever-changing horizon. They developed the art of navigation and knew how to perfect it to unknown heights.
It is therefore no coincidence that both companies that supply the cartographical information worldwide on which all navigation systems run, have their roots in the Netherlands: TeleAtlas and NAVTEQ, the latter founded by the Dutch company, Philips.
Nav4All uses the NAVTEQ map technology.