Clarion’s PNDs add new dimension to navigation

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The MAP780 (Europe) and MAP680 (UK & Ireland) use two separate high-performance programs to draw buildings in the foreground and background. Buildings close to the driver appear see-through as you approach them, so as not to obstruct the view of the next junction, whilst buildings further away are textured and solid, making them lifelike and easily recognisable as reference points while driving.

Both PNDs use utilise digital elevation model data to draw height and depth features, with hills and mountains rendered in 3D while you drive, to create the most realistic view, at all levels of zoom. Elevation information is also applied to the road network for rendering of shadows, to display roads and bridges at their correct height for a greater clarity of route guidance.

Clarion has also incorporated comprehensive lane information for the first time, with all lanes available rendered in 3D and the one needed highlighted.

Clarion's latest PNDs are Bluetooth-enabled to allow text messages to be displayed on-screen, access via touch-screen to a paired phone or PDA, and audio streaming (A2DP) and MP3/WMA playback via a built-in music player.

Enhanced entertainment features include a movie player, allowing users to download up to 4GB of MP4 video via MMC or SD card, and a digital photo album that allows user to upload pictures via SD card or the built-in USB port.

Both devices are available from appointed Clarion dealers across the UK.


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