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Bosch navigation app: New 1.7 version with local search Up-to-date navigation maps

  • New 3D-artMap version for iPhone and iPad
  • Search for and find additional local points of interest
  • New map material can be downloaded free of charge and used offline
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  • February 12, 2013
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With the current 1.7 update, the Bosch navigation system for the iPhone offers revised and new navigation data along with the convenient new “local search” function. The updated Navteq navigation map includes Germany, Austria and Switzerland (“D-A-CH”) as well as the interconnecting European road network. “With this latest update, we are making the new data and functions available to our existing customers free of charge,” explained Dietmar Meister, head of Smartphone Solutions at Bosch SoftTec GmbH. “And, as always, we have incorporated the very useful feedback we received from our users to adapt the navigation system to customer expectations even better and to work on future product upgrades."

In addition, users can now also take advantage of the “local search” function to find points of interest that are not included in the map material, a new function that is integrated seamlessly into the menu to offer the perfect extension to the existing POIs in the Bosch navigation system.

“flinc” ride-sharing service and curve warning assistant
In addition to the 3D-artMap with the easily recognizable landmarks, the curve warning assistant, speed warning system and INRIX traffic jam information, it is the integration of the “flinc” ride-sharing service in particular that has been very well received by the users: an intelligent way to save money, find passengers traveling to the same destination and share fuel costs.

“Bosch Navigation D-A-CH” is available in the Apple app store under http://itunes.apple.com/de/app/bosch-navigation-d-a-ch/id397121514?mt=8 for the iPhone as well as for the iPad at a price of EUR 49.99; the “Logbook” in-app purchase costs EUR 5.99.

There are also other Bosch navigation products available in the app store for France, the Iberian peninsula, Italy, the United Kingdom, the BeNeLux states and Scandinavia.

Bosch SoftTec GmbH, which was first formed in July 2011, is headquartered in Hildesheim and is a subsidiary of Robert Bosch Car Multimedia GmbH. On the basis of decades of experience in the field of Car Infotainment and automotive software, a small team of specialists at Bosch SoftTec develops new product solutions in the segments for automotive software, connected services, cloud and smartphone applications.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services, active in the fields of automotive technology, energy and building technology, industrial technology, and consumer goods. According to preliminary figures, more than 306,000 associates generated sales of 52.3 billion euros in 2012. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spent some 4.5 billion euros for research and development in 2012, and applied for over 4,700 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group's products and services are designed to fascinate, and to improve the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide that is "Invented for life."

Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com.

PI7883 - February 12, 2013

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