NNG Launch the ‘iGO Primo Nextgen’ Navigation in India


28 August, 2014: In a widespread country like India, the sheer number of roads and names of the same make navigating extremely tough.

The need of the hour for OEM’s in India was a single technology that raises the navigation software to a new level of usability, easy connectivity and feasibility. NNG realized this gap in the market and to address it, developed their groundbreaking new technology – ‘iGOprimonextgen’, localizing it to India.

Designed specifically to cater automotive needs, using NNG’s nearly 10 years of industry experience and projects for over 30 car manufacturers, iGOprimonextgenfeatures an adaptive HMI allowing easy customization for different hardware, screen size and resolution, while also being platform-independent.

Its easy adaptability is what makes it the perfect model for OEM’s as it saves time and resources while adjusting the same, thus providing affordable navigation solution to the automotive industry.

Flexibility is also present in data entry modes, as iGO primo nextgen supports multi-modal data entry, including touch screen, rotary controller, and voice control, as well as a combination of these technologies.

The efforts to make the connected car a reality don’t stop here. iGO primo nextgen,with an additional feature set, already in the final stages of development, will offer seamless integration with the smartphone of the driver, to bridge the gap between the life cycles of smartphones and head units. With data aggregated from multiple content providers, it will allow live weather updates and parking help but also possesses features like local search and traffic updates that guides you to the closest, traffic free route and offers high end connectivity, content updates and data synchronization. The additional feature set is planned to be part of iGO primo nextgen in the coming months.

Péter Bolesza, Vice President of Emerging Markets at NNG said, “NNG’s vision is that this revolutionary navigation technology will be the game changer for navigation in India. This new software is part of our vision to create user friendly and affordable navigation solutions for all. The software can be adapted to any hardware or car model, which makes it truly unique; we enable our partners to choose the right mix of technologies for every model of their vehicle brands. We are hoping that the response from the Indian market will be appreciative as we continue to commit ourselves to consistently develop innovative next generation navigation solutions to ensure smooth, congestion-free, convenient and distraction free commuting in India.

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ANS, as the strategic partner of NNG in India will further aid in providing the necessary customer understanding and customer support. Due to the cooperation of the two companies,iGO primo nextgen is to be available on the market from late August for current and potential automotive partners of NNG and ANS.

Localized to India

iGO primo nextgen carries a number of special features to offer a navigation experience tailored to the Indian market. Point addressing, natural guidance, and Integrated Quick Search are all aimed to make navigation a smooth experience and provide exceptional usability.

The 2013 financial results have shown that NNG owns a 26% market share in the OEM line-fit, and 65% in the after market globally (excluding JCK). It has also recently acquired nfuzion, an American HMI prototyping company, thus broadening its presence in automotive on-board systems.


Blaupunkt India launches San Diego 530, multimedia navigation system at a killer price

Blaupunkt India, a major leader in Car Infotainment and sound system launched san diego 530 on 23 January 2014. San Diego 530 is a successor of its previous model New York 400. It comes with fully featured verison of iGO Primo Software and the latest TomTom India Maps.  It supports voice navigation, Intelligent Quick Search (IQS), smart history tracking, parking guidance, and congestion detour handling.

Commenting on the launch,Mr. Pankaj Jagwani, Director of Blaunpunkt India said,

“Our aim has always been to offer innovative in car infotainment solutions that enhance the driving experience. San Diego 530 brings together the best of the entertainment and navigation and we are confident that this product will be well received in the Indian market.”

San Diego 530 multimedia navigation system (Blaupunkt)

The san diego 530 has a in-built navigation processor, which eliminates the need for an external black box. Also due to the presence of the navigation processor the speed of the data transfer increases, thus eliminating the lag. It runs on WinCE 6.0 version of operating system and has 256 MB of RAM.

It has a 6.2″ TFT resistive touchscreen display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. Due to the resistive display it can be easily used while driving the car. The screen is surrounded by a black frame which gives the device clean look on the dashboard. The navigation maps provided by TomTom can be copied to the micro SDHC/SD card along with some multimedia files. It has a voice navigation feature which enables user to find the way, without even looking at the screen.

San Diego 530

Talking about the multimedia features, it has FM(RDS), AM, DSP tuner which can even process weak signals and suppress the noise to give a crystal clear sound. It has DVD/VCD/CD player. Other than disk it also has a USB 2.0 which can be used to connect flash drives to play media content. If you have a AUX cable then you can connect and play media(audio & video) directly from your mobile device. It also has a 10-band parametric equalizer along with sound presets (Rock, Pop, Classic etc). It has 4-channel Preamp-out with one Sub-out of Max Power 4 x 45 W. San diego 530 Supports following Playback Formats- MP3, WMA, MPEG, MPG, AVI, Xvid, JPEG, JPG.

It has in-built bluetooth which can be used to connect 5 phones with only 1 phone as active. You can connect your phone to San Diego 530 and use it as hands-free to talk using microphone. It can save 2000 phonebook entries from your phone for easy access. It also supports wheel remote control, which can be handy while driving to operate the device. You can connect 4 speakers and 1 sub-woofer to this device for enhanced sound experience.

A rear-view camera can be connected to this device, and the view will be shown while reversing your car. Lastly it also supports a secondary display, which can play media files simultaneously with the navigation going on.

It is priced at Rs. 30,990 which is much cheaper then other competitors devices. It also gives 1 Year Free insurance for flood,fire & burglary and 2 free map updates. In short the device not only provides navigation but  also act as a complete multimedia system for your car.