Map updating

Besides the radio and GPS, you can also use the Columbus infotainment GPS system to control your vehicle settings using the Car button on the control panel without needing a display.

Properties of the Amundsen navigation system: The new generation of the Bolero infotainment system provides expanded options for operating your radio, telephone and now also car systems, without the necessity of a Maxi DOT display.How will those in-car maps be kept up-to-date over the life of the vehicle?Map Care program manager Laurent Vernerey tells us, “People get regular map updates for their smartphones, and for personal navigation devices from the likes of Garmin.So there’s an expectation that the same should be true of their car’s maps.” In fact, a survey conducted by HERE* found that 74 per cent of respondents expected map updates to be a free part of what they receive with a new vehicle. First launched with Volvo in Europe in 2009, if your car’s manufacturer is part of the program, it’s normally a part of the free service package you receive when you buy a car and lasts for around three years or more. Laurent says, “Our vision is that every driver with a car equipped with a navigation system deserves an always up-to-date map, included in the price of the vehicle.HERE Map Care is poised to become the industry standard for achieving this.” Currently 23 automotive makers offer Map Care with their more technologically advanced vehicles.

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