Garmin to Provide In-Dash Navigation for Future Mercedes-Benz Models
OLATHE, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Garmin® International Inc., a unit of
Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation,
today announced that Daimler AG has selected Garmin as global
navigation provider for future Mercedes-Benz models. Garmin's
award-winning navigation will be fully integrated into Mercedes-Benz
infotainment systems over the next four years.
"Being selected by Daimler as their global tier-one navigation
solution partner is a testament to Garmin's growing capability and
exceptional product quality in the auto OEM space," said Matt
Munn, Garmin managing director automotive OEM. "We are honored by
Daimler's confidence in Garmin and we look forward to working with
them to deliver an exceptional navigation experience for the world's
most discerning drivers."
Building upon Garmin's easy-to-use interface, advanced navigation
functionality will be seamlessly integrated into the Mercedes-Benz
infotainment systems to provide an efficient and intuitive experience.
In addition to displaying navigation and maps on the in-dash display,
users will have access to important driver information, such as next
turn, at a glance on a second display, positioned behind the steering
wheel. The Mercedes-Benz infotainment systems also allow users to
control navigation functions through the system's rotary controller or
via voice command functionality. Furthermore, Garmin's next-generation
navigation software will provide critical positioning information for
Advanced Driver Assistance (ADAS) functionalities of the vehicle to
assist drivers in challenging situations.
Garmin's automotive OEM group utilizes the company's long-standing
experience in user interface and hardware design from its automotive,
avionics and marine segments to develop innovative in-car navigation,
telematics and infotainment systems. Garmin's broad range of
in-vehicle electronics for the automotive industry includes full
infotainment and telematics systems, navigation software,
location-based services, and integrated portable navigation systems.
Garmin has dedicated automotive OEM offices throughout the Americas,
Europe and Asia.