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Off-road vehicle satnav

Magellan has introduced its new Off Road Vehicle (ORV) Navigation platform for power sport vehicles (or 4x4 SUVs).

The manufacturer explains that it is designed specifically for off-roading enthusiasts, allowing them to plan, track and save trail rides and dirt miles - and add pictures and comments to trails.

The ORV platform includes an online user community - where riders can plan and save trails, share them with others, add pictures and comments and search for new trails. The platform also claims the most comprehensive outdoor trail maps available for off-road enthusiasts - but at present covering only the US and Canada.

Magellan explains that the ORV platform's trail maps are cloud-based and dynamic, and will continue to grow and be improved by both the company and the user community. The maps include:
- 3D terrain & contour elevation lines
- national, state & provincial service roads and trails
- national, state & provincial parks and recreational vehicle areas
- scenic byways
- crowd-sourced trails
- food, fuel, lodging and general points-of-interest (POI)
- 3rd-party trail guides

Magellan ORV community users can share posts and pictures to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram directly from the ORV app. iOS and Android smartphone apps are also available.

Details from Magellan below . .

  • 04 June 2015
  • RIN

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