MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Dash Navigation(TM) Inc.
today announced that it is teaming up with Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO),
allowing Dash Express(TM) users to search Yahoo! Local for nearby products,
services or businesses from their cars -- a GPS industry first.
With Yahoo! Local and Dash Express, local search in the car is becoming
a simple and easy-to-use reality. When a user enters their search term into
their Dash Express, the device wirelessly begins a Yahoo! Local search on
the web. Within seconds, the results are formatted into address cards and
presented to the user as a simple listing of nearby businesses. With the
press of a button on the device, the Dash user is routed to their desired
Yahoo! Local also allows drivers to use a wide variety of search terms
to get relevant results. For example, a Dash user who types "croissants"
will see a list of bakeries, cafes and stores in the area that sell the
pastry. Another Dash user who discovers that the local hardware store is
out of a needed plumbing item could type "plumbing supplies" from their car
in the parking lot and see a list of other nearby stores with directions to
each location. In many cases, relevant Yahoo! Local ratings and reviews are
also presented to offer users instant feedback from other consumers about
merchants and services.
"When you use Yahoo! Local search in your car, you will be amazed by
the freedom that it delivers," said Dash Navigation Chief Executive
Officer, Paul Lego. "For the first time, drivers will be able to leave
their homes knowing that they can easily find whatever they need -- right
from their car. It's that simple."
"Yahoo! is committed to providing innovative ways to help consumers
find relevant information when, where and how they want it," said Paul
Levine, general manager of Yahoo! Local. "Working with Dash takes us one
step closer to that goal and provides consumers with another meaningful and
relevant way to interact with our products."
See Dash at CES
Come learn all there is to know about the Dash Express at the 2007
Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Attendees can visit Dash on the
show floor in the Central Hall, Booth #9841. Dash will also demonstrate
Dash Express at the exclusive Digital Experience pre-CES press event,
Sunday, January 7 at Caesar's Palace from 7:00-10:00 p.m.
About the Dash Express
The Dash Express, scheduled for availability in California in the
spring of 2007 and nationwide in the fall of 2007, is the first auto
navigation device that will leverage two-way connectivity and the network
of other Dash devices to provide consumers with the best routes based on
current traffic conditions. This means that it gets drivers where they want
to go -- in the fastest time possible -- and delivers the most relevant
information -- right to their dashboards.
About Dash Navigation, Inc.
Dash Navigation connects people to the information that empowers them
in their cars. The company is located in Mountain View, Calif. and is
funded by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Sequoia Capital, and Skymoon
Ventures. Dash Express, the first Internet-connected GPS, has been named a
2007 Innovations Honoree by the Consumer Electronics Association. For more
information, visit Dash Navigation at www.dash.net .
Yahoo! Inc. is a leading global Internet brand and one of the most
trafficked Internet destinations worldwide. Yahoo!'s mission is to connect
people to their passions, their communities, and the world's knowledge.
Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
SOURCE Dash Navigation, Inc.