Sony have unveiled a satellite navigation package for the PSP which is scheduled for release in the new year under the name of Go!Explore. There are seven territories currently covered: UK/Ireland; Iberia; France; GAS (Germany/Austria/Switzerland); Italy; Benelux and Scandinavia.
Go!Explore combines both pedestrian (my A-Z now has games on it - genius!) and in-car navigation, and will also have a bundle available containing Car Adaptor and Car Mount accessories.
Exciting times for those of us with no sense of direction.
Official Press release follows.
TRAVEL HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER OR MORE FUN THAN WITH PSP’S NEW GO!EXPLORE
Satellite Navigation for In-Car or Pedestrian travel. Partnered with market leading companies to produce leading edge product. Unique ability to explore cities in 3D.
Leipzig, 22 August 2007. At its Press Conference at Games Convention today, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) unveiled Go!Explore, the new Satellite Navigation package for PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable), due for release in the New Year.
Collaborating with market leaders TeleAtlas and NavNGo and utilising the very latest in map data and navigation software, Go!Explore is a state of the art, combined in-car and pedestrian GPS navigation application for PSP. Incorporating a GPS receiver and the software UMD™ (Universal Media Disc) software containing your chosen maps, Go!Explore will offer a top quality Satellite Navigation system at an affordable price.
“Bringing GPS navigation to PSP is simply fantastic and shows again the unrivalled potential of PSP,” said Stephane Hareau, PSP European Marketing Manager, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. “Developed in collaboration with key companies TeleAtlas and NavNGo, the market leaders in the map data and Navigation software industry, Go!Explore offers the best and most innovative In-Car and Pedestrian GPS navigation experience. With the ability to use 3D city maps and even 3D landmarks in certain key cities, GPS on PSP is a totally unique experience.”
Go!Explore supports 11 unique audio languages on every geographic version; English, German, French, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish. Keeping up with the flexibility and future proof nature of PSP, Go!Explore has access to upgradeable Maps & Points of Interest (PoI) that can be purchased via the PLAYSTATION®Network, and to additional maps, POI, downloads and other exciting WiFi features that will be made available in the future.
Also available to accompany Go!Explore are the Car Adaptor and Car Mount accessories, which will be bundled together.
Main Product Features:
– Multiple Languages 11 languages
– Find & Go Easy Search & Smart Keyboard
– Smart Zoom Automatic Zooming & Tilting
– Explore Map Search & Explore the map
– Points Of Interest 100 categories, with thousands of locations
– My Data Favourites, Home, History
– Route Settings Fastest/Shortest; Day/Night Mode;
– Improved Graphics 3D city maps & 3D landmarks;
– Customizable settings Customizable Route Settings & Visuals
– Itinerary Mode Turn-by-turn overview
7 geographic versions confirmed (with country maps, hundreds of 3D landmarks and thousands of POIs available): UK/Ireland; Iberia; France; Germany/Austria/Switzerland; Italy; Benelux; Scandinavia.