Cars that tell you about the nearest highway exits on Sheikh Zayed Road; or the closest gas stations in Jumeirah when your vehicle is running on empty; or points to alternate routes when there is rush-hour traffic in Deira.
Technology that once powered the world’s most sophisticated aircraft and ships is now available to all and you don’t need to be a pro at using it. GPS, or Global Positioning System, is finding increasing acceptance in the Middle East and companies in the region are reaping its benefits.
Already, Budget Rent-a-Car, Dubai and Sharjah, one of the leading international transportation solutions providers in tourist-friendly UAE, has introduced this innovative technology that gives voice directions to the various places around the UAE, using one of the most advanced portable GPS navigation systems.
For a nominal Dh45 per day, Budget’s customers can rent the highly-advanced Garmin StreetPilot 2610, a portable, user-friendly and intelligent GPS navigation system that can be placed on the dashboard. Duncan Peat, group general manager, Budget Rent a Car Dubai and Sharjah, explained that the StreetPilot 2610 would largely help first-time visitors who wish to explore the UAE and its facilities while driving around unfamiliar neighbourhoods.
Simplified for automotive applications, StreetPilot 2610 is an advanced touch-screen portable navigation system that guides its users through the appropriate routes and important facilities such as restaurants, malls, ATMs, hotels, petrol stations, airports, exhibition centres and important attractions – in an easy-to-understand, user-friendly format. The 2610 features a large color display screen, comprehensive built-in maps and the capability to download additional map detail.
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