“ Blaupunkt TravelPilot Lucca 5.3 - GPS receiver - automotive „
The market for portable navigation devices (PNDs) continues to grow. In the segment for high-quality models, the TravelPilot Lucca 5.3 from Bosch subsidiary Blaupunkt now also boasts the first driver assistance functions - whether it is hands-free operation via the Bluetooth interface to the cell phone, operation via voice control or the use of the attractive Merian Scout travel guide. The device is able to guide the user virtually anywhere throughout the countryside and across borders to any selected destination just as stress-free as through the downtown jungle of a large European city. And what's more: it is also able to play music, videos and show photos anywhere and any time.
Using the TravelPilot Lucca 5.3 is incredibly easy. The touch screen makes operation convenient and intuitive. In addition, the destination address can now also be entered by voice in German-speaking countries, as well as in Great Britain, France, Italy and Spain. Voice input is a big help to the driver: Simply say the postal code or city name along with the street and house number and the route will be calculated - by about the factor of two, by the way, which makes it much quicker than ever before. The TravelPilot Lucca 5.3 has access to navigation data for 40 countries throughout Europe. And the integrated TMC receiver (Traffic Message Channel) is ready to provide dynamic route recommendations in 14 countries, which makes it possible to conveniently detour any traffic congestion on the route up ahead. And reports of traffic congestion can appear on the display even when route guidance is not activated.
The TravelPilot Lucca 5.3 also offers diverse functions for driver assistance in many different ways, with the integrated Merian Scout travel guide as just one example. Many places can be found by simply entering the telephone number as the destination. The TravelPilot will then guide the user directly there - regardless of whether it is on the North Sea or Lake Constance, on Lago Maggiore or on Lac Leman. The Lucca also assists the driver with visual and acoustic warnings with respect to the posted speed limits. And even using the telephone in the car is now easier thanks to integrated Bluetooth control. This not only allows hands-free speaking and listening along with direct phone number selection, it also enables the playback of MP3 music files from the phone via audio streaming. And the optionally available Connect Cradle or Smart Cable for the car radio reproduces the sound or a driving recommendation over the car speakers in optimal sound quality.
With its elegant design in a very flat enclosure and amazingly few operating elements, the TravelPilot Lucca 5.3 quickly signals that it is in a class of its own and technically very sophisticated. In addition to a self-explanatory menu structure, the color-coded menu levels also enhance operating ergonomics. And the clear images on the 4.3-inch display (11 cm screen diagonal) in the 16:9 format as well as explicit driving recommendations provide the high precision that Blaupunkt navigation is famous for.