April 4, 2006 Navman announced a new addition to its line of in-vehicle navigation devices yesterday that combines GPS, internet functionality and digital imaging technologies by using photos to assist users to “intuitively navigate” to their destination. The idea is to select a picture of your desired destination from the iCN 750’s image library and the NavPix software will determine the best route to travel without requiring the entry of any address detail. The iCN 750 has a 1.3 megapixel digital camera built in, and is clearly designed to overcome the most tedious part of any navigational device (entering the address), enabling any location (restaurant, scenic view, business destination, house for sale) to become a geo-referenced digital image at the press of a button. The iCN 750's high-res 4" WQVGA (480x272) widescreen display also offers a 3D view of the programmed route and there’s a set of automotive trip computer functions (ETA, speed, distance etc) that have been added, plus the ability to download a database of speed camera locations just prior to the trip.
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