Navigation Solutions Expands Hertz NeverLost® Travel Services With iPhone App

New My Explore™ brand to introduce first mobile application, My Explore Hawaii™

Dec 30, 2010, 17:59 ET from The Hertz Corporation from ,Navigation Solutions

PLANO, Texas, Dec. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Navigation Solutions, developer of the innovative Hertz NeverLost® Gen5 navigation unit and supporting travel services, hits the road this fall with a new mobile application brand, My Explore™, driving its services toward emerging technologies and customized travel products.

The My Explore brand, announced by Roger A. Stevens, president and CEO of Navigation Solutions, LLC, represents a new path for this Plano, TX-based company as it evolves from a navigation-centric company to a creator and provider of content and connected services for the business and leisure travel market.

"Our goal is to bring value to our customers with exemplary travel services that complement the NeverLost system. We believe that our entry into the mobile application market with My Explore will add an entirely new dimension not only to our business, but also to the customer experience," commented Stevens.

My Explore debuts with My Explore Hawaii, a new mobile application that provides multi-media content on hundreds of attractions, beaches, excursions, and activities on the islands of Oahu, Kauai, Maui, and Big Island.

A comprehensive travel guide for Hawaii's most popular islands, My Explore Hawaii offers a number of features typically not available on other mobile travel apps, including:

  • Calendar of event listings for each island;
  • Augmented Reality view with audio output;
  • Route listings from a current location to desired location by car, foot or public transportation;
  • Weather updates with three-day outlook;
  • The ability to share experiences with friends and family via Twitter, Facebook and Flikr and;
  • NeverLost Quick Codes™ for entering into the NeverLost Gen5 for turn-by-turn directions to desired destination.

Launching on the iPhone platform, My Explore Hawaii is available through the Apple iTunes store for $4.99.

For more information about Hertz NeverLost's My Explore Hawaii mobile app, visit www.neverlost.com/myexplore, or contact Graham Weedon, Communications Manager, Navigation Solutions, 3314 N. Central Expressway, Plano, TX 75074, 972-461-4517, or e-mail: gweedon@navigationsolutions.com.

About NeverLost

The Hertz NeverLost® system was the car rental industry's first in-car navigation system. NeverLost units provide turn-by-turn audio and visual driving directions to virtually all destinations in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. Voice prompts are provided in 10 languages (including English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, and Chinese). Millions of pre-programmed destinations in dozens of travel-relevant categories units are included on NeverLost's full-coverage map database. NeverLost units rent for $12.99 per day, and are complimentary on Hertz Prestige Collection vehicles, except Volvo S360. NeverLost also develops and markets customized destination-specific smartphone mobile applications for travel under the My Explore™ mobile app brand.

About The Hertz Corporation

The Hertz Corporation, a subsidiary of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ), is the world's largest general use car rental brand, operating from approximately 8,200 locations in 146 countries worldwide. For rental reservations or more information call Hertz toll-free at 1-800-654-3131 or visit www.hertz.com.

SOURCE The Hertz Corporation; Navigation Solutions



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