Mercedes-Benz working with Columbus on off-road navigation system

Muamer Hodzic August 18, 2008

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Columbus Geographic Systems, announced today that it has completed a successful round of meetings with German auto manufacture Mercedes Benz, in Stuttgart Germany, in response to Mercedes Benz’s interest in the Ranger, Columbus’ off-road navigation system.

In January 18, 2008 Mercedes-Benz expressed interest in the purchase advanced navigation solution for drivers operating in cross-country and off-road environments, which the the ‘Ranger’ from Columbus offers .

“Leading auto manufactures such as Mercedes-Benz are looking for navigation solutions for the in-car PC system fitted in each new vehicle. Our product, Ranger, clearly meets this need for an off-road navigation solution, particularly for truck and 4×4 cross-country vehicle drivers,” says Columbus CEO Tsvika Freidman.

Comments (4)

  1. The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a satellite-based navigation system made up of a network of 24 satellites placed into orbit by the U.S. Department of Defense. GPS was originally intended for military applications, but in the 1980s, the government made the system available for civilian use. GPS works in any weather conditions, anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day. There are no subscription fees or setup charges to use GPS. Satellite navigation dates back a lot longer than many people realize. The principles behind SatNav were first tested back in 1967, but it took nearly 30 years before the NavStar GPS System first began operation as a military application in the mid 1990s. Civilian use of GPS navigation was made available soon after the military launch, but the initial costs of using the system were very high, and required ongoing subscriptions to be paid. The first people who took advantage of GPS were pilots, and surveyors, who needed to be able to measure distances with pinpoint accuracy. In the early days , an affordable GPS auto navigation system was out of reach for the average car owner.

  2. As we are running a removal business for some time now. I can assure with experience of constantly being on the road that this system will revolution the way we drive. GREAT


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