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NAVTEQ launches online calculator to show potential navigation systems savings

NAVTEQ has launched a free online service enabling drivers to calculate the savings to be made by using a navigation system. The company’s research has shown that, on average, annual distances driven can be reduced by around 2,500km and fuel consumption cut by 12% – equating to a savings of over Euro 400 (US$520) per year. The environment also benefits with a fall in annual CO2 emissions of around 24% per driver and a decrease in wear and tear on tires, which significantly cuts disposal figures. Using the new online system, drivers can calculate the potential savings in relation to their own individual cars, driving habits and local fuel prices.

The site, which can be found at http://consumer.savingscalculator.navteq.com, is easy to use and is based on a simple questionnaire. Once details such as engine size, fuel type, mileage and whether driving is mainly urban or rural have been entered into the system, it clearly shows the individual benefits of using navigation including: fuel reduction in liters/gallons and the equivalent cost-savings; reduction in annual kilometers/miles driven and hence time saved; and cuts in CO2 emissions. Information on up to three family cars can be submitted at the same time to provide comparative results.

The tool is available in the USA as well as 24 European countries, for which there is a choice of six languages, including Dutch, German, English, Spanish, French and Italian. “The results provided are very detailed and precise and based on a comprehensive study conducted by us in Germany, which included extensive test driving,” explains Bruno Bourguet, senior vice president, NAVTEQ Sales EMEA. “This tool gives the driver insight into their unique drive style to help them understand and take advantage of the savings, both monetary and environmental, that come with navigation.”
 

January 12, 2011

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