Hertz Australia is to more than double its inventory
of Hertz NeverLost portable navigation units. The company has placed a major order
for the new German designed and engineered Navigon GPS devices, to be
placed at most
of its 210-plus rental locations around Australia.
Burgoyne, Director Sales and Marketing for Hertz Australia, said the
increase from the current 750 portable navigation units to 2,000 was a
direct response to a surge in demand from both corporate and leisure
renters throughout Australia.
devices have become must-have accessories for travellers who want to
save time and avoid frustration when driving in unfamiliar places,” said
“When we tested the first portable Hertz
NeverLost units in capital city locations in 2007, we expected and
achieved strong demand, particularly from business travellers,” he said. “But demand has been even stronger than anticipated, not
only in major rental locations but in leisure destinations and regional
centres. This latest investment is a direct response to what our
customers want, and a strong vote of confidence by our customers in our
ever-evolving NeverLost navigation system.”
selected by Hertz Australia after an extensive evaluation of portable
navigation devices. The product has been specially prepared and
integrated for use as the latest generation of Hertz NeverLost by local
Australian integrator Navigation Solutions.
Lipscomb, Senior Product Marketing Manager of Navigation Solutions, said
the new units would provide more realistic and more detailed information
than previous portable navigation devices.
to the most up-to-date mapping and both voice and visual directions, the
next generation Hertz NeverLost navigation units will run advanced
Navigon software that features clear and realistic depictions including
real road signage instead of just street names.
the new generation NeverLost units will also help drivers to navigate
complex motorway junctions by visually depicting the best lanes to use
as they approach their next turn, along with 3D motorway exit views and
a “smart speller” function to help ensure accurate input of destination
The new Hertz NeverLost units also
includes advanced Road Sense road safety alerts for school zones,
permanent safety cameras, bus lane cameras, accident blackspot areas,
railway crossings and country town entry points as well as guidance to
the nearest Hertz rental locations.
“With first class road safety content and
advanced navigation, the next generation of Hertz NeverLost
presents a tool not only to help drivers travel from A to B by the
quickest route, but also more safely for themselves, other
motorists and pedestrians,” said Mr Lipscomb.
operates from more than 8100 locations in over 147 countries, including
more than 210 locations throughout Australia. Portable Hertz NeverLost
navigation units can be booked online or via Hertz reservations on 13 30
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