Whether you’re in an unfamiliar town, can’t make sense of the signs, or simply want to avoid the traffic hold ups … Hyundai has the answer for you!
Trafficmaster’s Smartnav ‘live’ satellite navigation system, which became standard equipment on the Sonata V6 at the start of the year, now becomes an option on the Trajet, Santa Fe, Elantra and Coupe ranges.
Smartnav eliminates the need for screens or maps – the driver simply presses the Smartnav button on their dashboard, and it quickly links up to the Trafficmaster call centre.
A live call centre receptionist takes details of the location you wish to find, tracks where you are by satellite, and guides you to your destination. And because the information is live, you can be guided around sudden road blocks, accidents and road works.
Hyundai became the first manufacturer to offer Smartnav as standard on a car in the UK, and this week the Smartnav system was voted Accessory of the Year in Auto Express magazine.
They said: "In practice it works brilliantly because there is no need for the endless twiddling of knobs as you programme a destination, only to find it is not recognised.
"This is quite simply the best piece of equipment we have used in years – and it’s cheaper than many conventional on-board navigation systems," they concluded.
Smartnav is available for £695 as an option from Hyundai dealers.Published 1 June 2003