Coen Welsh | Sep 20, 2017 | 0
Tracks for Africa in 22 countries
The new Jaguar XF includes a state-of-the-art integrated satellite navigation system for 22 sub-Saharan African countries. Benefits of Extended Navigation include less travel time with minimised travel distances and thus reduced overall fuel consumption, not to mention increased safety.
Jaguar Land Rover South Africa’s Extended Navigation, introduced first with the Land Rover Discovery in March this year, represents an industry first as a factory-fitted integrated system. This is due to the combination of the latest generations of Tracks4Africa and Nokia HERE, seamlessly integrated via a sophisticated on-board unit using the acclaimed iGo primo platform.
Tracks4Africa is a suite of 16 maps of rural areas with impressive detail, much of its content being user-driven and based on actual driving experiences in various countries. Probably of more interest to the Jaguar XF driver is the Nokia HERE mapping of the urban environment, which gives comprehensive coverage of over 100 cities in sub-Sahara Africa. Users simply change from the rural to the urban environment at the touch of a ‘button’ on the TFT screen of their Jaguar, with features like lane guidance and historical traffic information.
All current and future Jaguars, with the exception of the XK, will have Extended Navigation as standard.
The Tracks4Africa/Nokia HERE combination covers Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. With ongoing updates and user input, the mapping content is ‘live’, and easily upgraded.