As many as 11 million European drivers will use in-vehicle navigation systems by 2004, according to Michael Kujawa, senior analyst at Allied Business Intelligence. He predicts the number of users will rise from approximately 900,000 now 'to between seven and 11 million in Europe by 2004.' In the USA, the number will rise from 90,000 'to between four and 10 million.'
The navigation systems market will move toward a universal CD-Rom format next year, said Kujawa.
Map and database company NavTech says its SDAL software will allow drivers to use any of the navigation CD-Roms published by rival companies.