Garmin, the global leader in satellite navigation, today announces the next generation of Live sat navs, the nüLink! 2300 series with enhanced 3D traffic and PhotoLiveTM cameras. The nüLink! 2390 brings top-end live navigation features with new Garmin 3D traffic which consults over 80 million expert traffic sources across Europe to ensure the best traffic avoidance and live traffic information available.
As soon as the nüLink! 2300 units are turned on you are able to check the traffic conditions on route including any of the live traffic cams along the way. The 3D traffic pulls together information from millions of live traffic sensors and expert sources as well as live radio reports to ensure the most accurate information at any time of the day.
In addition to the traffic reports and more than 1600 live cameras at key congestion points across the country, the nüLink! 2300 units also receive traffic hazards and incident reports, such as debris on the road or vehicles travelling the wrong way along major routes.
“The new 3D Traffic from Garmin incorporates traffic information from millions of sources including live video imagery from traffic cameras along your route” said Clive Taylor, Garmin’s Automotive Product Director. “Sometimes drivers don’t believe just how bad the traffic is ahead until they see it with their own eyes, and with Garmin’s new PhotoLive cameras, it really does mean seeing is believing.”
The 4.3” widescreen touch-sensitive display with a new enhanced user interface allows the user to customise what is important to them. They can also report speed limit errors and safety camera locations, which are fed back to the Garmin community so other users may benefit. The ‘Speedwatch’ safety camera information is part of a wider Speedwatch community supported by safety camera specialists Cyclops, enabling you to be instantly aware of both fixed and mobile cameras along your route.
The Garmin nüLink! 2300 units have additional live content such as Google™ Local Search, weather radar, fuel prices, currency exchange rates, airport arrivals and departure times and a host of other Garmin nüLink! applications to keep drivers up-to-date with what’s happening to help make timely decisions.
If you also want to make sure your loved one arrives safely, the nüLink! 2300 units have, by invitation only, a built-in tracking system that can be tracked on the web, or posted to popular social networking websites or on another nuLink! 2300. This helps to reassure users that if anything does go wrong they will always be able to be located via the Garmin tracking application.
There are also millions of points of interest (POIs) pre-loaded with information on shops, garages, parking and places to visit. This is on top of the billions of locations available through Google™ Local Search through which users can now explore their surroundings and find shops and services in an unfamiliar area.
The nüLink! 2390 also has Garmin’s advanced Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) technology, which allows the driver to call it a name and then activate the sat nav with this “wake-up” name before going through the menus by just using their voice. This means drivers can keep both hands on the steering wheel while searching for destinations or changing settings. Another safety feature is the hands-free Bluetooth®* wireless technology which enables hands free calls with compatible mobile phones.
The nüLink! 2300 units also speak street names, driving directions, guide drivers into the correct lane and have Garmin’s exclusive PhotoRealTM Junction View showing actual junctions that have been digitised to look like the junction you should be looking for. These are shown via a split screen to ensure you can continue navigation and see the junction manoeuvre ahead.
ecoRoute™ also helps to reduce fuel consumption by giving advice on careful driving and greener journeys. Paired with fuel price information this can also save you significant money. Also, with nüRoute™ technology, intelligent programming predicts favourite routes even before you set off, saving time when the sat nav is first turned on.
The new nüLink! 2300 also come with applications such as Park Position Recall, Audiobooks, or additional cityXplorer™ maps for walk-about and public transport information.
Garmin believe that the new nüLink! 2300 takes live connected navigation to a new height, setting the next bench mark for the future.
The new nüLink! 2300 series is available in three models:
The nüLink! 2320 has mapping for UK and Ireland
The nüLink! 2340 has mapping for Western Europe
The nüLink! 2390 has mapping for all of Europe. In addition it is equipped with ASR (Automatic Speech Recognition).