World News: NAVTEQ guides VW, Skoda and SEAT

World News:  NAVTEQ guides VW, Skoda and SEAT

NAVTEQ has reached a new agreement with the VW Group to supply digital maps for vehicles with a factory-fitted navigation system with map display, effective mid-2007.

This applies to the Touran from June, followed by the Tiguan, Touareg, Golf, Golf plus, Jetta, Eos, Passat, and Caddy.

NAVTEQ map data will also be used in the Skoda Superb and Octavia, and in the SEAT models Leon, Toledo and Altea.

Eventually, the data may also be used in other vehicle types.

VW, SEAT and Skoda will introduce the new RNS 510 navigation system on a platform from SiemensVDO with integral map display.

The Volkswagen, SEAT and Skoda models following the Touran with the RNS 510 system and NAVTEQ map data are expected to roll off the production line in autumn of 2007.

Customers will get one of two map country packages, depending on the region in which they buy their vehicle. The other map package can also be purchased as an optional extra.

The map package for Western Europe offers NAVTEQ map data for Austria, Andorra, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and Vatican City.

The map package for Eastern Europe contains NAVTEQ map data for the following countries: Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, and Switzerland.

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