London, Nov 2 : The first child-friendly audio guide for car satnavs has been launched in the UK.
It pinpoints places of interest, tells youngsters exactly how far away it is, and offers an entertaining commentary as the driver approaches the location.
The creators of the RoadTour Child Friendly Driving Guide, dubbed the 'totnav', are positive their recommendations will be a hit - because they took advice from their target audience.
Over the five years it took to create the device, the company surveyed children to gauge their reactions about tourist attractions.
As well as pointing to 3,000 places of interest, the totnav gives information on opening times and entrance costs.
The electronic guide can be downloaded to any existing satellite navigation system for 9.95 pounds.
"Our system should see an end to miserable car journeys for the kids. It helps families get from A to B much more effectively and enjoyably than the A to Z," the Telegraph quoted Daniel Taylor, managing director of RoadTour, as saying.
"There is a world of difference between what one person means by child-friendly and another. We have spent five years researching all the very best places to take children. These are places that make parents and their children feel welcome," he added.