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NAVIGATION SOLUTIONS ADDS ANDROID™ APPLICATION TO HERTZ NEVERLOST® MY EXPLORE HAWAII™ MOBILE APP

03-10-2011 08:54 AM CET | IT, New Media & Software

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Navigation Solutions, developer of the Hertz NeverLost® Gen5 GPS unit and supporting online travel services, will give smartphone users another way to enjoy its My Explore Hawaii™ mobile travel application this spring and summer.

Company officials announced that My Explore Hawaii, the company’s first mobile travel app introduced in December for the iPhone, will be available as a Google Android™ application, OS 2.2 versions and above. The Android application for My Explore Hawaii will debut in time for demonstrating its range of capabilities at the CTIA Wireless 2011 trade show Mar. 20-24 in Orlando, FL.

“We are excited to announce our expansion to the Android platform which allows us to increase our content distribution reach as the adoption of Android devices accelerates,” commented Linda Senigaglia, Senior Director of Product Marketing. “Our customers will now have other means of discovering our content.”

Complementing Hertz’s recently introduced NeverLost Explore Hawaii feature on the Gen5 unit, My Explore Hawaii is packed with rich multi-media content that brings to life the magic and allure of Hawaii’s most popular islands –Oahu, Kauai, Maui, and Big Island (Hawaii). With hundreds of ideas for visiting natural attractions, historic sites, the best beaches, and enjoying Hawaii’s best golf, guided excursions, shopping and current events, My Explore Hawaii is the must-have travel app for all things Hawaii.

Like the iPhone version, My Explore Hawaii on the Android platform features vibrant images, voice narrative and text descriptions that make it ideal for planning a trip to Hawaii, as well as exploring all that the islands have to offer when there. With its Quick Code™ feature, My Explore Hawaii gives NeverLost Gen5 GPS customers a short-cut for turn-by-turn directions to locations and events, making it the perfect travel guide in Hawaii.

Additional key features not typically available on other mobile travel apps include:
• Event listings over a 30-day period with start times, contact and ticket information;
• Map view from your current location to desired location by car, public transportation or on foot;
• Augmented Reality with audio output to enhance your visual experience, that simulates a personal tour guide;

• The unique capability to share your experiences with family and friends on Facebook, Twitter and Flickr by posting to My Explore’s Facebook Wall or connecting directly to the My Explore Twitter feed;
• Weather updates with current conditions and three-day forecasts for each island;
• Bookmark feature to find your favorite Hawaiian spot and organize selected destinations via an available map view showing sites in relation to each other;
• Free-form search for specific listings using a word or phrase.

The My Explore Hawaii Android application will be available in the Android Market for $2.99.

For more information about Hertz NeverLost® My Explore Hawaii™, contact Graham Weedon, Communications Director, Navigation Solutions, LLC, 3314 N. Central Expressway, Plano, TX 75074 or call 972-461-4517. E-mail: gweedon@navigationsolutions.com or visit www.neverlost.com/myexplore. Visit My Explore Hawaii on Twitter @myexplore and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/MyExplore.

*Android is a trademark of Google Inc. Use of this trademark is subject to Google Permissions.

About NeverLost
Introduced in 1997, the Hertz NeverLost system was the car rental industry’s first in-car navigation system. NeverLost units provide turn-by-turn audio and visual driving directions to virtually all destinations in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. Voice prompts are provided in 10 languages. Millions of pre-programmed destinations in dozens of travel-relevant categories are included on NeverLost’s full-coverage map database. NeverLost also develops and markets customized destination-specific smartphone mobile applications for travel under the MyExplore mobile app brand.

About The Hertz Corporation
The Hertz Corporation, a subsidiary of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HTZ), is the world’s largest general use car rental brand, operating from approximately 8,200 locations in 146 countries worldwide. Hertz is the No. 1 airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 81 major airports in Europe operating both corporate and licensee locations in cities and airports in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. For rental reservations or more information call Hertz at 1-800-654-3131 or visit www.hertz.com.

Hertz NeverLost
Graham Weedon, Communications Director
Navigation Solutions, LLC,
3314 N. Central Expressway,
Plano, TX 75074
call 972-461-4517.
E-mail: gweedon@navigationsolutions.com

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