Dash Express Now Shipping!

Posted by gasusan2005 on Mar 27, 2008

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Award-Winning Dash Express Now Available for $399.99 to Amazon.com Customers

Dash Navigation, Inc. and Amazon.com, Inc. today announced that the highly anticipated Dash Express, the first Internet-connected GPS device, is now shipping. Designed to deliver the most accurate traffic and destination information to consumers in their cars every day, the Dash Express is available for purchase immediately in Amazon.com’s Electronics store at www.amazon.com/gps.

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With two-way connectivity, Dash Express delivers traffic and destination information in exciting new ways, and offers a wide range of unique capabilities.

Read after the break for features of the Dash Express!

Key features include:

  • TruTraffic: Powered by the Dash Driver Network.- Dash approaches traffic in an entirely different way – by collecting information from other people driving real commute routes, during real commute times. Each Dash Express anonymously and automatically sends its position and speed back to Dash’s servers. The servers then update all of the other Dash devices in the area with current road speeds, providing the most up-to-date traffic information available. The larger the Dash Network grows, the better traffic information becomes. Even the first Dash devices in an area get great traffic data since Dash also receives traffic information from road sensors, commercial fleets and other sources through its partnership with Inrix, the premier traffic data provider in the U.S. Dash adds further value by using these initial cars to calibrate the sensor data. The Dash Driver Network provides coverage on nearly 2 million miles of U.S. roads, and offers the only source of traffic flow data for arterials in addition to highways. The Dash traffic model also tracks approximately 10 times more road segments than any competitive products.
  • Internet-connected: Live content in your car. – Unlike other GPS devices that can only access content from a static, pre-loaded database, Dash provides the most current, locally relevant information by using the power of the Internet, including Yahoo! Local search and other trusted websites. With a touch of a button, customers can find everything from the cheapest gas station (and sort by price) to the latest concerts, the best restaurants, the closest yoga studios, dog-friendly parks or even nearby apartments for rent.
  • AutoUpdate: Advanced and always up to date.- With its exclusive AutoUpdate feature, Dash has the unique ability to update and improve the Dash Express without requiring customers to connect it to a computer. Dash can automatically and wirelessly update software, maps, and historical traffic information.
  • MyDash: Plan and personalize from your PC.- Using the Send2Car feature, customers can send any address from the Web or e-mail directly to their device in seconds. Customers can even use the MyDash website to find or create new search lists and categories, and send them right to the Dash Express.

The Dash Express is available at Amazon.com for $399.99 and qualifies for FREE Super Saver Shipping or free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime. Dash Express comes with a FREE three-month trial period and monthly rates are available for as low as $9.99. As part of any service plan provided by Dash, customers get data usage, including all map and software updates, traffic information as part of the Dash Driver Network, access to Yahoo! Local search and unlimited access to MyDash. There are no extra cellular or WiFi charges — Dash takes care of it all.

More information about the Dash Express and Dash Navigation is available at www.dash.net.

Source:Dash Navigation press release

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  • doogald

    Wow, that’s a pretty strange-looking gadget!

    Good idea, though.

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