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NAVIGON recently announced the launch of a considerable map update for their personal navigation devices (PND) in South Africa. This map update includes various temporary points of interest (POI’s) for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, as well as a new lane assistant feature.
 
Some of the temporary soccer POI’s includes fan zones and park and ride areas. The company also added about 115 000 general POI’s including business parks, hotels and restaurants, coverage of 220 national parks and nature reserves as well as 46 000 km of additional roads.

Also new is the Lane Assistant Pro feature that shows a lane map complete with arrows and actual road geometry, which assists drivers in choosing the correct lanes at intersections during navigation.
 
“NAVIGON’s latest map update equips soccer fans in South Africa with everything they need to find their way to soccer spots across the country,” said Stephan Balte, country manager for South Africa at NAVIGON. “Through our map updating service, NAVIGON FreshMaps, we can make sure that our users always have the latest maps available, which are crucial for providing accurate directions.”

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