We’ve already talked about their Dale Earnhardt version of their GPS navigation system. This time people at Transplant just announced Tony Stewart Edition featuring NASCAR Sprint Cup series driver.
There’s isn’t much creativity here. It’s just a good old GPS navigation system bringing CoPilot’s navigation engine together with some NASCAR licensing to make product appeal to some motorsport fans – not that there’s anything wrong with that.
With this SPOTTER you can either be the Office Depot or Old Spice car, and have Tony’s voice guide to your destination.
Here are some more features:
- CoPilot ClearTurn™ & Lane Assist for navigating complex interchanges on major highways
- Turn-by-turn full street name voice guidance (not available in Tony Stewart’s voice)
- Automatic route calculation and re-calculation
- Clear 2D, 3D & Driver Safety map views
- English, French, Spanish language options
- Automatic day/night mode
- Destination entry by zip code, city, street or intersection
- Multi-stop planning with route optimization
It is going to sell for $180 and you can pick it up from here.
European GPS navigation system leader TomTom just announced that it’ll become an associate sponsor of Target Chip Ganassi Racing and Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates for both the IndyCar Series and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) during the 2009 racing season.
With IndyCar their car will be the No. 10 Honda Dallara and for NASCAR it will be No 1. Chevrolet.
The No. 10 and No. 1 cars, as well as the driver and crew uniforms, will prominently display the TomTom logo throughout the 2009 race seasons. The TomTom logo and brand colors will also be featured as the primary paint scheme at several races throughout the year.
Drivers Dario Franchitti and Martin Truex Jr. said they’d be taking advantage of the new TomTom GO 740 LIVE’s traffic updates feature on the track but they weren’t happy about the monthly fees associated with the service. However they will be taking advantage of the lane assistance and text-to-speech features for their maneuvers :)
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RightWay is coming out with a NASCAR branded GPS navigation system called Rightway Spotter GPS Navigator, Dale Jr. Edition.
It is a pretty basic sat nav system with a 4.3″ screen, text-to-speech, SiRF Atlas III GPS receiver, Navteq maps, and various media players that you’ll probably will never use.
However the biggest “attraction” here for NASCAR fans is that the device offers turn-by-turn directions in Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s voice minus the street names.
Other branded things on the device include Dale Jr.’s Amp car, National Guard , or Team Trailer for car icons, special POIs such as places Dale Jr. likes to visit, businesses he owns with short commentaries, and all NASCAR home tracks, speed parks, Sprint Cup Series tracks, and team garages.
It even comes with a Race Shop Tour Route which will route you to 14 team garages and shops in the Charlotte, N.C. area.