NAVTEQ has announced that Motorway Junction Objects are now available for 10 countries in Europe. This innovative product enables navigation systems to flexibly generate 3D junction animations and help guide drivers through decision points at complex intersections on roads such as the Peripherique in Paris.
Initially launched earlier this year in Australia and now available for over 6,000 locations across Europe, Motorway Junction Objects has been designed using technology developed by combining NAVTEQ’s own expertise in navigation with user interface insights and advanced technology.
Built from key attributes and geometry of the highly accurate NAVTEQ map, Motorway Junction Objects enables situation specific 3D context at major decision points in complex junctions, so that intuitive visual guidance from the approach through the entire maneuver can be created in real-time.
3D animation of each junction can be generated so drivers can instantly recognize visual cues in complicated situations. The data is also designed to work seamlessly with NAVTEQ’s other visual content such as Sign-As-Real, 3D City Models and 3D Landmarks. By more closely matching what is outside the windshield, drivers are better informed and prepared to avoid last minute lane changes.
Motorway Junction Objects is available in three levels of details to accommodate a wide variety of hardware and software configurations. The texturing used in the 3D models can also be customized by system manufacturers to create a unique look and feel in order to differentiate their products from competition and adhere to their own brand guidelines. The product enables different view angles for displaying the situation ahead of the driver e.g. in bird’s eye-view or as seen from a driver’s perspective.