NAVTEQ has announced at the International CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment 2009, that Motorway Junction Objects are now available in North America.
Motorway Junction Objects displays relevant and accurate animated 3D visual cues to simplify complex maneuvers at complex junctions. As Motorway Junction Objects are built from key attributes and geometry of the NAVTEQ map, it is easier to include additional NAVTEQ content such as 3D Landmarks and Sign-As-Real, replication of the actual highway signs, further improving driver orientation.
Avoidance of last minute lane changes and reduction in instances of taking the wrong exit are now possible for more than 2,000 decision points in North America, and more than 8,000 globally. For example, as a driver approaches a series of exits and interchanges, the application can smoothly transition from the 2D display to the more realistic 3D animation, highlighting the correct lane and signs to follow, well in advance of the approaching maneuver. Continued 3D animation through the maneuver provides the added assurance that the driver took the correct exit, contributing to a less stressful and more enjoyable journey.