Data solutions Ltd. and Tracking World Pvt. Ltd. have launched Pakistan’s first personal and in-car navigation system titled Pakistan Navigator.
According to a news report in The Nation, the navigator product employs Garminâ€™s Global Positioning System (GPS) devices as its hardware platform. Pakistan Navigator guides the user from any point in Pakistan to any other point by drawing a highlighted route on the map. It shows the user all the mosques, schools, parks, restaurants, petrol stations, banks, ATMs and many other points-of-interest (PoI) near the users current location or any other chosen location.
Restaurants are also categorized according to the type of cuisine they serve. Once the user selects a PoI, Pakistan Navigator then guides the user in real-time via screen and voice prompts through every road and every turn. An icon of a vehicle constantly moves on the screen, showing the user his or her exact location on the road and a voice prompt says, for example, â€œIn 200 meters, turn right on Mall Road.â€ The GPS device can be installed in any vehicle, including motorcycles and bicycles, or carried around in hand while walking, the newspaper reported.
WiredPakistan added that the price of the navigator ranges from $399 to $500 and $120 will be charged for the map.