Portable Nav systems are smaller and more powerful than ever, with better more accurate guidance given using landmarks as direction points not just road names, Bluetooth functionality for handsfree calling and even the ability to use your mobile phone to receive real time traffic information for your route.
Products such as those from Garmin now come with lifetime map updates and lifetime traffic information, speed camera information and more detailed visual guidance than ever before with 3D buildings landmarks and terrain. Windscreen or dash top mounting ensures a neat install and if we fit the system for you we can make it neater still with a power cable hard wire ensuring no unsightly cables!
This type of system will be fully installed to the vehicle but with the use of a separate monitor mounted somewhere on the dash, great for commercial vehicles or vehicles where a double din unit cannot be installed. , or the user does not wish to interfere withe vehicles existing entertainment system. All the features of a top end portable can be found with the addition of a larger screen and the ability to add a reversing camera to the system. Full european mapping as standard, vast Point Of Interest databases, detailed lane guidance and clear detailed voice commands provide comprehensive route guidance.
Many Cars, Vans and Trucks leave the factory today with a provision for a double din head unit, and in some cases even if it looks like your existing radio is very much a permanent fixture of the dash there are many complete replacement dash panels available to allow double din fitment.
Double din satellite navigation systems are available from all the major brands such as Alpine, Pioneer, Sony and Kenwood. Most will include a whole host of additional features such as radio, CD, full iPod integration including video playback, DVD playback and Bluetooth telephone connectivity. Most systems can be expanded further with DAB digital radio tuners, DVB digital TV tuners, extra monitors for rear seat viewing and reverse parking cameras.
Some systems now come with heights and weights functionality, allowing the driver to input the size , weight and cargo of the vehicle to avoid guidance through restricted roads. Great for HGV use. One such unit is the Alpine INE-W928R which utilises the very latest in guidance mapping and software, all mated to a giant 8” screen size for the clearest mobile entertainment and navigation available, call us today for a quote for your vehicle.
Trafficmaster SmartNav is unlike the other systems whereby when installed in its basic form it is controlled by a single small button. This is used to call a control centre whereby you will relay your required destination to a live operator who then sends the route information to your car taking into account current traffic information. Guidance is then via recorded voice commands. The system carries a subscription charge which can be extended to include speed camera information, congestion zone alerts, european guidance and stolen vehicle recovery.
SmartNav can be enhanced further by a colour touchscreen.Enjoy visual guidance as well as spoken instructions with a removable colour Touchscreen. See where to go, as well as the distance to your next manoeuvre, destination and Estimated Time of Arrival. Type in your destination via postcode or address entry, store your 20 favourite destinations and the last 5 places Smartnav guided you to, PLUS access our Control Centre to speak to a Personal Assistant.
The detailed street level maps are both simple and clear. A green line shows your route ahead while your speed, estimated time of arrival and current time are displayed across the bottom. Your current location and direction are shown using our Trafficmaster icon. Thankfully, it is easily removed from view to deter envious thieves.