Navman MY Escape lets you escape the everyday in a car, caravan, 4WD or truck

2011-09-14 

 

 

 
 

The Navman MY Escape brings a new concept to the GPS category targeting, the hugely popular large vehicle touring, 4WD and light commercial vehicle market.  With a rugged dust and vibration proof case and 5” screen, the new addition to Navman’s hugely popular MY Series also has specially designed features for drivers of larger vehicles like campervans, large vehicles under 9 tonne, 4WDs, or those towing a caravan, or boats.

According to Wendy Hammond, marketing director of Navman Technology, Navman wanted to give drivers an all-in-one GPS device suitable for cars of any size and perfect for any journey, whether it is getting around in busy urban areas, the country or even into the bush.

“There are many extra things you have to think about when you drive a larger vehicle, such as if there are low tunnels,  corners that you may not make it around, narrow streets or roads with weight restrictions on your route. We’ve all seen YouTube videos of trucks stuck under bridges or cars towing caravans being stuck in a narrow street. While the audience may find it funny, I can assure you the drivers weren’t laughing at the time. Luckily, with the new large vehicle assist feature on the MY Escape, this need never happen to you,” says Wendy. 

By simply adding your vehicle’s weight, height, width and length in to the Navman MY Escape, it will find a route suitable for drivers of large vehicles. It will also give specialised information like whether there are narrow roads or weight restrictions on any roads along the route, low ceilings like a bridge or tunnel in the path and even warns when there are overtaking lanes ahead.

Reversing can be tricky for many people, but particularly so when you drive a larger vehicle or when you are towing an object. The MY Escape makes reversing a breeze when paired with a Rear Reversing Camera kit, which has to be purchased separately. The device has AV capabilities, so it displays a wide 170 degree view of the rear of your vehicle.

“The MY Escape is not just for those who drive bigger cars; it can make life more convenient for every driver, especially those looking to escape from the everyday.  Like the rest of the MY Series, the unit comes with free lifetime SUNA traffic subscription and has one of the most sophisticated guidance  capabilities of any GPS in the market, giving added confidence to drivers, which in turn makes them a safer driver,” says Wendy.

Feel like a spur-of-the-moment trip over the weekend? The MY Escape allows drivers to be more spontaneous by providing useful information on the go. Lonely Planet Travel Guidesand25 gorgeous Lonely Planet Scenic Routes pre-loaded in the MY Escape give users plenty of ideas for places to go and things to do. Drivers can search on Google or True Local en route, or find things that they need – like ATMs or restaurants – near them, at the destination or anywhere along their path.

Navman MY Escape has 4WD tracks using information from Navteq Off Road HEMA maps, for those who love the great outdoors. There are over 8,000 extra points of interest such as camping sites, fishing spots and other relevant outdoor places- perfect for your next off-road adventure.

The MY Escape has a number of premium safety features to make following the guidance easier and clearer than any other GPS on the market, particularly for those who drive long distance. New Premium Driver Alerts will warn drivers of things like lane merges, steep inclines or declines, high wind areas, over taking lanes ahead and -notorious in country roads - unexpected sharp turns. If your car breaks down, a Roadside Assist feature will tell you exactly where you are so you can phone for assistance. It even stores the phone number of your roadside assistance provider, which you can call if your device is connected to your phone via Bluetooth. This is particularly helpful if you break down at a spot where you cannot leave the car, like on a busy highway. An additional safety feature is Driver Fatigue warnings, which warn you to take a break when you have been driving continuously for more than two hours.

To help you make the quickest escape out of the city, the MY Escape has LIVE Traffic Updates from SUNA. This is useful real time traffic information, verified by road traffic authorities and updated every two to three minutes.  Best of all, the service is free with the device, with no subscription fees ever.

The MY Escape arms drivers with valuable information such as spoken reminders about active school zones and speed limit alerts to let them know if they are speeding.

With a RRP $499, the Navman MY Escape has a 24 month subscription to map updates and a two year warranty straight out of the box. It is available in stores from October.

For further information about Navman please contact:
Michelle Tan or Georgina Policarpou, The D’Arcy Partnership
Telephone: +61 2 9281 2230
Email: michellet@darcypr.com or georgina@darcypr.com

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