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Incorporates Speech Recognition to Make Destination Input Easier

TAIWAN, 4 Dec 2020

Polstar today announced a new global release of its navigation software that focuses on helping users find destinations and amplify their POI (Points of Interest) and address databases more effectively through mobile devices. It’s mainly through the popular speech recognition technologies to make everyone’s everyday lives easier. 

With a smart phone and an installed App named “Polnav-bridge”, users may speak to the phone for searching the desired destination which is then transmitted to the in-dash AVN via Bluetooth. As soon as you press acceptance as shown on the AVN screen, Polstar’s navigation software as promised provides an uncompromised user experience to all drivers. All trial users so far praise and welcome such a new remarkable function.

“Owning the ability to input in-dash AVN destinations by talking to the internet connected smart phone is the core to helping users enjoy humanity technologies,” said Hermes Tu, Senior Director of Sales and Marketing. “This new feature not only overcomes accents and local differences, but also applies to all major languages in the world.” It is advisable, however, to speak to the smart phone within one foot for minimizing background noise and loud environments.

With the App named “Polnav-bridge” and Polstar’s AVN navigation software, these technologies are built to provide an uncompromised navigated driving experience, working by the enormous on-line POI and address databases together with the off-line uninterrupted turn-by-turn guidance. Able to virtually display the junction views at every turning point, AVN screens are usually larger for impressive map display while standby smart phones make these features combine to help people enjoy their journeys.

The new voice input is a highly functional and reliable feature well-suited for both iOS and android phones. It comes with an extremely convenient “pay-as-you-go” version and a popular free version for users to choose before downloading. Both versions are capable of a 1ms speech recognition time while the only difference is the easiness of operations.

Polstar launches a video to enhance smart transportation awareness

TAIWAN, 25 Aug 2020

Polstar today announced the launch of a three-minute video to make it easier for the transportation industry better understanding the benefits of deploying truck navigation software onto their trucks. This motion-picture video consists of 5 portions, including the competitions between the Polstar enabled and disabled trucks, as well as the eye-catching texts and background music using movie similar technologies. 

Polstar’s truck navigation software, working together with HERE’s map data, incorporates HERE’s unique features to enhance a truck driver’s maximum experience. It enables drivers to reach destinations safely and securely by avoiding narrower roads and lower entrances, bringing an enjoyable driving experience under the constraints of traffic rules. By enabling routings and re-routings within the practical environment, drivers can boost efficiency by reducing the fuel consumption as well as time and other costs that they have to take in order to complete their shipping.

“With the launch of this interesting video, we expect to help people better understand the benefits of adopting our Polnav-truck that we crafted with care and passion. This should enable us to design a campaign that targets the decision makers behind these truck drivers and are acceptable and feasible to stakeholders,” explains Hermes Tu, senior global marketing manager at Polstar, who is heading up the video project also.

Polstar’s truck navigation software has been deployed on tens of thousands trucks in Australia and New Zealand for several years. In the coming months, Polstar will start rolling out these products in several other markets across Asia, Europe, Middle East and the U.S. Truck drivers around the world hopefully will soon be able to enjoy this wonderful product when their bosses become widely aware of such benefits.

Safety and speed limits were listed among the top 10 critical issues facing the trucking industry in 2019, according to an annual survey released by the American Transportation Research Institute. Polstar’s truck navigation software whose elements include dimensions of the truck as well as road widths and heights etc., and as such is regarded as an important means for achieving safety and speed compliance. Taking advantage of its strong expertise and excellent track record in Australia, Polstar is helping to ensure the smart transportation in markets all over the world.

Polstar Partners with KIA to Deliver New Navigation Software on Widescreen Platform

TAIWAN, 15 May 2020

Polstar today announced the latest version of its product on the widescreen infotainment system built in KIA’s automobiles. The new version features innovations in split visualization, easier map data updates, and better harmonies with other system functions.

“The new version is a breakthrough for Polstar in terms of our ability to successfully operate on the most advanced platform with the Korean automaker having millions of potential customers that we do not currently serve,” said Hermes Tu, AVP of sales & marketing, Polstar. “The widescreen version is a key proof point for how we will grow on new platforms. We brought the new version to market with a better display of navigation, easier map updates, and higher cross function harmonies. We believe that the new technology will delight end customers.”

Better Visualization and More Informative for Automobile Drivers

The KIA infotainment is highlighted by the wide horizontal screen, emphasizing the width and the 1920*720 resolution. This screen makes it possible to allow the driver’s option to display a wider area navigation map or to present different information on two separate screens. While the main screen displays the navigation map the minor screen serves as a reminder of the next turn. Likewise, these two screens may display the menu pages and the map page simultaneously.

Easier Map Updates and More User Friendly Interfaces

Polstar introduces a feature on this KIA infotainment that allows automobile owners to wirelessly update all the map files and upgrade the navigation engine using a more intuitive procedure. In addition, the user interface synchronizes the system language and adds a lot of mechanisms to help make the operation more efficient and error-free.

Better Harmonies with Other Functions and Less Cross Interferences

Another key feature of this KIA infotainment is the enhancement that allows users to program the priority of accessing different functions, among navigation, phone, radio, and camera, while minimizing cross interferences. All audio and video resources for multiple clicks share the same data format and are coded to ensure a broad range of use cases across all system functions. 

URX’s most wonderful results in GPS navigation delivered by Polstar

TAIWAN, 15 Feb 2020

 Luxgen Motor Co. Ltd., an innovative automobile brand in Taiwan, today announced Polstar as an exclusive supplier of navigation software in the recently released model URX recreation car. The new URX features substantial technology updates, unique exterior and interior styling, and standard performance across all grade levels. Thanks to Polstar, the new URX offers the most modern navigation, interaction, and projection features in its class.

For almost a whole year Luxgen has attempted to deploy their navigation software, offered by another company K, that was expected to conduct off-line turn-by-turn navigation without flaws. However, one piece of the puzzle has been missing. The in-dash navigation system, including the head-up display, on the new URX somehow didn't work very well, and no one could solve these issues. That’s why Polstar and Luxgen had an occassion to have an immediate engagement.

After Polstar took over this URX navigation project, a task force led by Roger Lin and in collaboration with Polstar's troubleshooting expert Sting Lu, was organized to see through how to provide a better solution in the shortest possible time. Within only two months, an extremely short period of time for the optimization of a complicated in-dash navigation system, an entirely new system arises, with totally different properties and qualities. An amazing result for Luxgen URX!

"This compatability issue was discovered by Luxgen itself a few months ago, and for all these days those ex-engineers have tried to find a solution, but no one has succeeded. This has made the issue one of the toughest challenges before the release and sales of the new URX. And now that Polstar has solved one of the most important concerns of URX’s navigation, Luxgen is more than content with Polstar’s performance" says Hermes Tu, Polstar’s sales & marketing AVP.

The success story of the URX is a good example, demonstrating the superiority of Polstar‘s technologies and services that contribute significantly to improve efficiency, productivity, and the performance for an automobile brand. Among other benefits, Polstar can better help direct clients save time and costs, and better help end consumers enjoy driving and journey, and will thus make the earth a better world. 

Polstar Introduces In-Dash Truck Navigation Software to Australia & New Zealand

Hsinchu, TAIWAN, 18 Jul 2019


Polstar Technologies, Inc. unveiled the in-dash truck navigation software, the next-generation solution that provides heavy truck drivers routing, searching, guiding and warning functions, reducing overall risks of entering wrong paths and enhancing the efficiency of transportation. This truck navigation software, backed up by HERE’s map features, provides drivers with 100% routing accuracy and up to 10X better user experiences versus the competitor’s solution.

The in-dash truck navigation software provides customers with the following features
Industry’s best routing and re-routing:
With the incorporation of the truck’s dimension, weight, and volume of wheels, this truck navigation software can accurately model the best paths under the constraints of traffic regulations and road network, providing customers with 100% accuracy at routing and re-outing.

User friendly search and smart input:
One touch of anywhere on the screen pops out the main menu that allows users to easily input the destination and go. The internet enabled version even accepts voice commands, potentially removing the inconvenience in operation.

Vocal and visual guidance and warning:
Turn-by-turn voice instruction and visual display of nearby roads at the priority level let users fully aware of what to do next. The traffic flow information generates accurate, in-time reports that shorten wasting time and helps drivers achieve better-quality work life.

“In Australia and New Zealand, Polstar’s truck navigation software is now deployed on tens of thousands heavy trucks across up to seven different brands from Japan and EU.. Users are highly content with our product.” Says Hermes Tu, AVP of Polstar’s sales and marketing department. 

Polstar Demos Outstanding System Optimization Capability at Project Ford-North-America 2019

Hsinchu, TAIWAN, 05 March 2019

Polstar is a navigation software company built with intensive knowledge and expertise offering integrated solutions for the automotive industry and focusing on customization of standardized products in a cost-effective way. Working together with numerous in-dash AVN manufacturers, Polstar integrates standardized and/or customized products, under a quality assured system, contributing to automotive convenience, intelligence, and security.

In May 2019, a leading manufacturers from China asked Polstar and a European competitor to install their navigation software, respectively, on a 12-inch screen Android AVN simultaneously. Polstar accomplished the integration within three months while the competitor failed to meet the target date. Polstar successfully installed navigation software on the US brand pickup truck and entered the North America market together with this AVN manufacturer, which also marks a new chapter for Polstar.

”Polstar’s navigation solutions are identified as essential and valuable to quickly enable operational capabilities for automotive related companies. The solutions can indeed meet a large and immediate need. Polstar’s methodology and solutions have been successfully developed with AVN manufacturers. In addition, our products have been proven in more than 15 years of operation.” says Hermes Tu, AVP of sales and marketing at Polstar.

FORD Taiwan announced that SYNC® 3, an in-vehicle infotainment system developed by FORD, can also support connecting to Polnav mobile through FORD AppLink®

Polstar is a navigation software company built with intensive knowledge and expertise offering integrated solutions for the automotive industry and focusing on customization of standardized products in a cost-effective way. Working together with numerous in-dash AVN manufacturers, Polstar integrates standardized and/or customized products, under a quality assured system, contributing to automotive convenience, intelligence, and security.

In May 2019, a leading manufacturers from China asked Polstar and a European competitor to install their navigation software, respectively, on a 12-inch screen Android AVN simultaneously. Polstar accomplished the integration within three months while the competitor failed to meet the target date. Polstar successfully installed navigation software on the US brand pickup truck and entered the North America market together with this AVN manufacturer, which also marks a new chapter for Polstar.

”Polstar’s navigation solutions are identified as essential and valuable to quickly enable operational capabilities for automotive related companies. The solutions can indeed meet a large and immediate need. Polstar’s methodology and solutions have been successfully developed with AVN manufacturers. In addition, our products have been proven in more than 15 years of operation.” says Hermes Tu, AVP of sales and marketing at Polstar.

The Kymco scooter navigation cored with Navigation SDK was officially launched in June

Good news for motorcyclists and scooter riders. Polstar has developed a specific navigation SDK for 2-wheel riders. Unlike Google navigation, users need to be distracted to see the map so as to know how far it is to make the next turn, which is not intuitive at all. Our scooter navigation ranks safety as the top priority, and it shows only a simple but clear junction image on the dashboard to guide riders on how many crossroads to be passed before the next turn.

Not only benefit for Taiwanese riders, the No. 1 market share scooter manufacture in Taiwan, Kymco keeps launching this unique navigation solution to all other countries in Europe, the United States, Japan, South Korea, and Southeast Asia. 

New Navigation Product for Scooter Riders & Motorcyclists 

Have problems using navigation while riding the scooter? Being directed to the express or high way even the motorcycle forbidden road? It’s inconvenient and dangerous to use the car-specific navigation for scooter riders.

Polstar has delivered Polnav Moto for scooter / motorcycle navigation. You can in-app purchase it in Polnav Mobile. Afraid of not working? Polnav Mobile provides 30 days of free trial to let you fall in love with it.

New Navigation Product for Heavy Vehicle Drivers, Polnav Truck 

Freight vehicle collisions with bridges and signs have become a common occurrence around the world. Polstar Technologies, Inc. has introduced their new navigation product for heavy vehicles last year, dubbed “Polnav Truck”.

Unlike traditional navigation software, Polnav Truck considers vehicle dimensions, weight, length and goods loaded to offer a suitable and safe route for users. For those unavoidable dangerous conditions, early warnings will be provided to avoid any accident. No more need to worry when driving heavy vehicles, delivery trucks or camping cars.


Polstar Technologies Expands Business in ME Together with SAIC Group 

Polstar Technologies, Inc., expands their business in 6 Middle East countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates) together with SAIC Motor, one of the top 4 auto companies in China.

With more than a decade of experience, Polnav, a navigation product by Polstar Technologies, Inc. has been selected to be installed in vehicles by MG Motor, an affiliate of SAIC Motor for oversea brand . Both parties, Polstar and SAIC would like to take the Middle East as their first step for the worldwide market.

Polnav Mobile provides Real Time Traffic Information 

We all know the feeling to be stuck in traffic on the way home or on vacation. To avoid such situations, Polnav Mobile provides Real Time Traffic function to display real time traffic conditions on major roads and highways, which can be viewed on the map.

It works by analyzing the GPS-determined locations transmitted to LBS (Location Based Server) by a large number of mobile phone users. By calculating the speed of users along a length of road, Polnav Mobile is able to generate a live traffic map. When a threshold of users in a particular area is noted, the overlay along roads and highways on the map changes color.

Polnav Mobile is by far one of the most popular navigation apps on Taiwan market and available for iOS and Android for free download. With your safety in mind, Polstar has been developing innovative technologies to offer advanced features that meet the needs of users.

Volkswagen and HTC Launched Customer-Link that Polnav Supports

2On 2016 TAIPEI INT’L AUTO SHOW, Volkswagen announced that they have partnered with HTC and launched Customer-Link, which will also support Polnav mobile navigation software.

Customer-Link, combined with cloud database and software development technology, integrates vehicle information into the software to provide users real-time traffic information and driving data, including total mileage, fuel consumption, engine rpm., tire pressure, oil temperature, water temperature, remaining distance, and so on.

With Customer-Link Bridge implemented hardware, users only need to install Customer-Link App on their phones for simultaneous control of the in-vehicle system. Through Bluetooth or MirrorLink, the driving information on the phone will be mirrored on the infotainment system screen.

Besides vehicle status data, many great features such as navigation, real-time traffic, emergency assistance, vehicle monitoring and vehicle searching will be provided in Customer-Link App. Polnav mobile has been chosen as preferred navigation for Customer-Link because of its trustworthiness of many global car OEMs.

Customer-Link system is expected to release on the market in May 2016. At then Customer-Link App will be available for download in PlayStore and AppStore for Android and iOS phones.


Customer-Link demonstration in Taipei INT’L AUTO SHOW.



Basic functions of Customer-Link App include vehicle monitoring, making phone call, playing music, phone book, emergency assistance, service, setting and vehicle positioning…etc.



Fuel consumption, fuel tank level and engine temperature information displayed on Customer-Link.



Vehicle status alarm on Customer-Link.



Polnav mobile (the navigation app) for Customer-Link.



Polnav mobile (the navigation app) for Customer-Link.

All New Offline GPS Navigation Polnav Mobile iOS version released

Finally, its iPhone users’ turn! Download the Polnav mobile Navigation on the Apple store to get the new free navigation app to your iPhone. Enjoy all the essential functions of GPS navigation for free.

Polnav mobile Navigation offers not only rapid routing functions but also user-friendly offline GPS navigation with multiple text-to-speech (TTS) voices and clear turn-by-turn voice instructions. It shows you the information including highway exit’s name and direction by displaying the realistic image. It hints drivers to drive on the appropriate lane.

Besides, it provides different methods of POI destination searching, such as keyword, telephone number, and address point, which surpasses most of the free navigation apps.

It provides the regular update of the Taiwan map and supports offline navigation. Even if you travel outside without WiFi or mobile data coverage, you can still use offline GPS navigation. Also, it will continually release the overseas maps download, various value-added services, and abundant new features. It’s coming soon.

Polnav mobile Navigation App Feature Points:

  • Using map navigation offline without 3G coverage

  • Easy-to-use Keyword Fuzzy Search

  • Displaying clear and beautiful images of highway information

  • Overlapping road and viaduct manual indication

  • Quick routing and rerouting plan

  • Intuitive user interface

All New Offline GPS Navigation App Download for FREE

Hsinchu, Taiwan – January 7th, 2014 – Save your money right now! Download the Polnav EasyDriving on Google Play to get the new free navigation app to your mobile phone. Enjoy all the essential functions of GPS navigation for free. Polnav EasyDriving offers not only rapid routing functions but also user-friendly offline GPS navigation with multiple text-to-speech (TTS) voices and clear turn-by-turn voice instructions. It shows you the information of highway exit’s name and distance by displaying the realistic image. It notices drivers to get in the appropriate lane. Besides, it provides different methods of POI destination searching, such as keyword, telephone number, and address point, which surpasses most of the free navigation apps.

“We know customers’ needs that they just want it easy and fast to search for destinations.” said Mr. Lee, the vice president of sales. “So we launched the featured navigation app with Keyword Fuzzy Search, the related terms appear simultaneously when you entering the partial destination name, so as to assure our users of an easy and pleasant navigation user experience.” Moreover, Mr. Lee proclaims that Polstar takes advantage of the invaluable experience of serving the global car manufacturer customers to develop the smart phone navigation application. Accordingly, “We are proud to help our users enjoy the reliable navigation engine and intuitive user interface.” said Mr. Lee.

According to the official, Polnav EasyDriving navigation app is now available for download the free Android version on the Google Play Market. It provides the regular update of Taiwan map and supports offline navigation. Even if you travel outside without WiFi or mobile data coverage, you can still use offline GPS navigation. In addition, it will continually release the overseas maps download, various value-added services, and abundant new features. It’s coming soon.

Polnav EasyDriving App Feature Points:

  • Using map navigation offline without 3G coverage

  • Easy-to-use Keyword Fuzzy Search

  • Displaying clear and beautiful images of highway information

  • Overlapping road and viaduct manual indication

  • Quick routing and rerouting plan

  • Simple and intuitive user interface

Polnav EasyDriving App In-App Purchase:

  • Clear Text-to-Speech (TTS) guidance

  • Day and night junction view

  • Speed camera alert

  • Launch overseas maps continually

  • Release New features continually