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New technology to help tourist drivers navigate Kiwi roads

A new tool has been launched to help mainly tourist drivers navigate the popular Christchurch to Queenstown drive. 

A new tool has been launched to help mainly tourist drivers navigate the popular Christchurch to Queenstown drive. Source: 1 NEWS

Transport Minister Simon Bridges and Associate Minister Graig Foss today kicked off a trial of new technology, which sees 60 transmitters placed along the route by the New Zealand Transport Agency, delivering real time information in the form of voice messages to a Bluetooth device inside rental vehicles.

The devices, 50 of them at a cost of $680 each, have been installed in Go Rentals cars for a period of three months.

If the trial is considered a success, it could be extended to other parts of the country, and rolled out in languages other than English.