US: Volkswagen allows user-created POI downloads to navi system

Volkswagen’s Nav Companion is a site hosted through that syncs with the SD card in a Volkswagen vehicle’s 30-gig navigation system (RNS 510).

In addition to standard destinations and points of interest, Nav Companion allows Volkswagen owners to go online and add places and points of interest they think other Volkswagen owners will find interesting or worth the drive. They can add reviews, recommendations and suggestions for restaurants, bars, music venues and parks, for example.

Note: Users can search for POIs using the Nav Companion website and download these POIs as vCards onto an SD Card. Once the SD Card is inserted into the RNS 510 navigation system, users can set any of these POIs as the navigation system’s destination.

Visit VW’s Nav Companion website here.

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