Honda Motor Co. has teamed up with Japanese police to launch a new service for its Internavi navigation system that displays vehicle-related statistics for the destination zone of the travel, said the Mainichi Daily News today. The service shows “ information on crimes such as car thefts and break-ins, and flags high-risk areas near the driver's destination, throwing in audio and visual cues (such as a bomb icon) as the car approaches them”, explain the newspaper.
The service is available to members of Honda’s “Internavi Premium club”. Internavi premium club was created at the end of 2002 to provide real time information to the Internavi navigation system, such as weather and traffic conditions, Points of Interest (POIs) and user generated ratings for these POIs . Internavi premium club reached its first 100,000 users in June 2004, it has now more than 660,000 subscribers.