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Pakistan's First in-car GPS Navigation and Maps Introduced
Data Solutions (Pvt) Ltd and Tracking World (Pvt) Ltd are offering Pakistan's very first in-car GPS system. Initially in detail maps are available for major Pakistani cities (including Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta, Faisalabad, Hyderabad, Multan, Gujranwala and Wah Cantt) and all major national highways.
Streets are labeled and searchable for Islamabad, Lahore and some parts of Karachi. In addition there are close to 40,000 POIs (point of interests) such as fuel/CNG stations, banks, ATMs, hospitals, restaurants, hotels, shops, etc. You may find address and phone number information for most of POIs.
In-Car GPS is made possible through Garmin GPS units. These navigation units range from in-car dash mounted devices to devices for motorbikes. There is also a unit which can be integrated with the vehicle's LCD and displays the navigational information on it.
Initially in-detailed maps would be available for selected cities They say that they had been developing maps for Pakistan for last two years, and now they are ready to launch GPS services next week through an
Lahore based Tracking World say that, customers can pay one time fee for these navigation units and map to use GPS service for life time. They won't charge you any monthly subscription fee or data transfer fee afterwords, thanks to their partnership with cellular companies.
Users will have to purchase one navigational device and map to kick going.
Once configured, users can input for POIs or location addresses in navigation device, which will speak out or guide drivers through screen to reach destinations.
Devices' price: Ranges from $399 to $599
Map Price: $120
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