SOURCE: NavStar Technologies, Inc.

March 24, 2008 07:05 ET

NavStar Technologies Reveals Details of Another Unique Feature

With the Push of One Button Users Will Have Instant Access to Points of Interest That Have Been Customized for Their Specific Needs

OVERLAND PARK, KS--(Marketwire - March 24, 2008) - NavStar Technologies (PINKSHEETS: NVST) announced today the second of many new and unique features that will be introduced as they launch their integrated all-in-one Voice Navigator™. By combining hands-free calling with GPS navigation capability, the Voice Navigator™ allows the user to make a call or to request a route with voice commands rather than inputting their request by touching a screen and taking their eyes off the road. The cutting edge functionality will transform GPS navigation and hands-free calling into an affordable, safe and easy-to-use experience.

Customized Point of Interest (POI) Feature

Because of the unique product design concept, users will also have the option, with the touch of a button, to gain immediate access to points of interest that have been customized to match their specific needs. Once a customized destination is selected via voice interaction with the server, a route will be downloaded and the users will be provided turn-by-turn directions to that destination simply by touching one button.

The RV industry is a prime example. By studying the RV industry and by gaining insight from RV owners, several specific needs have been identified. When the product is launched this summer the customized RV data will include:

     KOA in the US
     Dump stations
     Additional campground providers
     Maintenance and repair locations
     Additional data that RV owners identify as useful

This customized data for RV owners can be accessed by the touch of one button.

Business travelers are another unique category. Their destination needs are generally hotels, restaurants, car rental agencies and airports. By registering at the NavStar website as a business traveler this information/data can be accessed by simply touching one button.

Other customized groups could include "soccer moms," history buffs, NASCAR fans and many other groups. The data behind the customized button can be updated and changed without the user's device being impacted.

"With the touch of a button we will provide turn-by-turn directions to any of these customized locations provide a telephone number and have the ability to quickly modify and add to the data as additional customer input is received," said N. Douglas Pritt, NavStar Technologies president and CEO. "We view data to support navigation as dynamic, changeable and easy to modify as the users' needs change over time. Other products have the data embedded in the hardware where it is not easy to change, and therefore becomes outdated when purchased and very cumbersome to modify."

Referring to the Voice Navigator as it applies to the RV industry, Walter Cannon, Executive Director for the RV Safety and Education Foundation, stated, "Anything that can be done to provide RV owners with navigation assistance while keeping their eyes on the road will have a tremendous positive impact on safety. The last thing this industry needs is an RV owner driving a 2-ton vehicle while looking someplace other than the road."

The product is expected to be available in early 3rd quarter 2008 and has a target price of below $150. For additional information about the new Voice Navigator go to the NavStar Technologies website at www.navstarinc.com.

About NavStar Technologies, Inc.

NavStar Technologies, Inc. is focused on the creation of products and services that combine hands-free calling with GPS/navigation. Product features include the safety of hands-free calling and easy to use navigation via voice input and output, at a very affordable price point.

Contact Information

  • CONTACT:
    NavStar Technologies, Inc.
    N. Douglas Pritt
    913-312-5609
    Email Contact

    Investor Relations:
    Rick Kane
    858-220-5374