The Road Ahead : December 2011
MEMBER ESSENTIALS QR CODES RACQ MAPS AND guides are embracing interactive technology with the introduction of Quick Response (QR) Codes. What appears as a small barcode-like square has the potential to unlock a range of handy features from the RACQ's online trip planner to complement the hard copy map. Smart phone users with an in-built camera and a 'QR racq introduces responsive maps WIN ONE OF FOUR $500 FUEL CARDS Scan the (left) QR code (or visit www. roadahead.com.au/win/fuelcards) and fill in the entry form to go into the draw to win one of four $500 Fuel Cards. Entry will automatically provide you with subscription to the monthly Road Ahead Drive Travel e-newsletter. Competition closes January 31, 2012. Turn to page 20 for more information on QR codes and how to use them. As Australasia's leading independent vehicle safety advocate, ANCAP provides consumers with transparent advice on vehicle safety through its star rating program. Safer Drivers in Safer Cars on Safer Roads. reader' app only need to hold their phone over the code and capture its image to be taken directly to RACQ's trip planner to access trip routing, accommodation and attraction search features. RACQ's executive manager tourism & entertainment Andrew Millward said the addition of this technology has many advantages for road travellers. "While our hard copy maps are a great reference, accessing the QR code gives travellers instant access to the trip planner for the relevant area of travel, making it even easier to find attractions of interest and places to stay," Mr Millward said. The first to feature the QR code is the Gold Coast/Northern Rivers map which is available now, free to members. More maps featuring the codes will roll out during 2012.
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