ANS Navigator App Debuts in India with Free Live Traffic

NNG and ANS launch the first full-featured navigation app for iPhone offering Live Traffic in India

India’s latest navigation solution, the ANS Navigator App is now available in the iTunes App Store for iOS mobile devices. The navigation application launched by Ayana Navigation Solutions (ANS) runs on the world-renowned iGO Navigation engine developed by NNG, a global leader of the GPS navigation sector. Designed especially for the Indian market, the app comprises brand new location-specific features, including free Live Traffic, offering an improved navigation experience to drivers.

Gurgaon, India – NNG LLC, one of the world’s leading navigation solutions providers, and Ayana Navigation Solutions (ANS) today announced the launch of the ANS Navigator App, India’s newest navigation application for iPhone. The app, available from iTunes for INR1,650, covers over 1 million road kilometers and offers an extensive Point of Interest (POI) database of more than 6 million places, thus helping users in India find hotels, restaurants, businesses or fuel stations along their route or around their destination.

The ANS Navigator App is designed to guide users to their destination faster and safer by offering a set of advanced and location-specific features. The free Live Traffic function, available in 11 Indian cities, delivers real-time traffic information and automatically calculates alternative routes to avoid crowded road segments. The Point Addressing function allows users in 16 cities to enjoy the benefits of door-to-door navigation. Realistic junctions provide lifelike images of motorway junctions for easier orientation, while the Driver Alert, available in 20 cities, warns drivers of road regulations and situations requiring special attention, for example in school zones.

“ANS is the newest member of an auto component manufacturing company, which has been present in the Indian automotive industry for 15 years now,"
says Mr. Amit Sharma, director at ANS India. “We strive to provide premium quality products to our end-users, and are therefore delighted by the opportunity of launching the ANS Navigator App with NNG, one of the world’s leader navigation providers. Their smartphone navigation solutions, tried and tested around the world, ensure that Indian iPhone users now have access to best-in-class mobile navigation experience.” All these features allow users to plan their journey more effectively, therefore save a significant amount of travel time. With the next update, ANS and NNG will extend the ANS Navigator App with extra features, including historical monuments and the India local guide, downloadable from the application’s in-app shop.

“With a rapidly growing number of cars on the roads, navigation is becoming increasingly important in India,” explains Péter Bolesza, Vice President of EEU and Emerging Markets at NNG. “Through the launch of the ANS Navigator App, drivers in India can also benefit from the popular Live Traffic feature and other intelligent functions, which guide them to their destination and offer remarkable help in reducing travel time.”

The ANS Navigator App runs on NNG’s world-renowned iGO Navigation engine. Since its introduction in 2009, NNG’s iGO primo app for iPhone has proven to be one of the most popular navigation applications globally, covering 115 countries worldwide. To ensure flexible and localized navigation solutions for its global iPhone user base, NNG is currently working with 30 map and over 80 content and service providers around the world.

The ANS Navigator App uses maps of its content provider partner NAVTEQ. Following the purchase of the application, ANS will make the latest maps available as part of the free software updates, depending on availability.