Picking the shortest route
But if I am the only person in the car, I won’t, shouldn’t actually, rely on my smartphone for navigation. Therefore, my choice gets reduced to in-built devices or PNDs. But, remember, only the premium cars come with in-built devices, so if I drive, say, a sub-R10 lakh car, the only option I have is PNDs—a market that is booming of late.
The need for a PND becomes all the more important in a country like India where new roads, highways and landmarks are built regularly and older roads get additional roundabouts, lanes and one-ways. Sanu Vasudevan, country sales manager, consumer business, TomTom India, says, “We have observed that Indian land routes undergo upto 30% change annually.” He adds that the although the popularity and awareness of PNDs has increased significantly over the last few years, the
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