|[November 19, 2012]
Garmin® Provides Telematics Navigator for Dongfeng Nissan Vehicles in China
SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland --(Business Wire)--
Garmin (News - Alert) Ltd. (Nasdaq:GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation,
today announced the CARWINGS® MINI Telematics PND (Personal Navigation
Device) for Dongfeng Nissan vehicles in China. CARWINGS MINI combines
Garmin's leading navigation technology with connected services such as
traffic information, friend finder, news, weather, SMS and a dedicated
customer service button. The detachable device will be available as a
Nissan dealer option in China starting this month.
CARWINGS MINI combines Garmin's leading navigation technology with connected services such as traffic information, friend finder, news, weather, SMS and a dedicated customer service button. (Photo: Business Wire)
"We're very pleased to partner with leading automaker Dongfeng Nissan
just five months after opening our new office in Shanghai," said Matt
Munn, Garmin managing director automotive OEM. "This new partnership is
a major milestone for our efforts in China and exemplifies our progress
in the global automotive OEM market. CARWINGS MINI provides Dongfeng
Nissan customers a top-notch telematics solution that gets them to their
destination as quickly as possible while providing helpful information
on the way."
Dongfeng Nissan CARWINGS MINI includes the following features:
CARWINGS MINI Connected Services
CARWINGS MINI includes several connected services to provide drivers
relevant information while on the road. A friend finder feature allows
drivers to share their position with friends and family, making it easy
to meet up. A dedicated customer service button connects users to a
support agent who can assist drivers by, for example, helping to look up
points of interest or addresses and sending links back to the unit. With
real-time traffic information the unit can guide drivers around
congested roads and construction to help save time and fuel. Also
included are several news feeds and weather forecasts, which can be read
out by the unit, so drivers can keep their handson the wheel and eyes
on the road. Additionally, the SMS functionality allows users to read
out and dictate messages by voice.
Garmin Premium Navigation
Dongfeng Nissan CARWINGS MINI includes many of Garmin's signature
features found in the company's newest PNDs. This includes spoken
turn-by-turn directions, traffic rerouting, lane assistance, speed limit
warnings and current speed display. Garmin's one-shot address entry via
voice command allows users to enter a destination by voice by simply
saying it and without going through multiple menus. Realistic 3D views
of buildings and key landmarks provide drivers better orientation. Using
topographic map data, the Garmin system also displays 3D terrain views
of landscape elevations, helping drivers to see what lies ahead.
Elegant and Slim Design
At less than 9mm of overall thickness, the detachable unit is one of the
thinnest navigators on the market. The capacitive multi-touch display
allows users to zoom in and out (by double-tapping or "pinching" the
map), browse surrounding areas on the map (dragging a finger), or change
perspective from 2D to 3D and rotate the map 360 degrees (two-finger
drag or twist).
Garmin opened an automotive OEM office in Shanghai, China, in April 2012
with a dedicated staff of Garmin associates who specialize in automotive
OEM sales, marketing, product development and engineering.
Garmin's automotive OEM group provides a broad range of in-vehicle
electronics for the automotive industry, including infotainment and
telematics systems, navigation software, location-based services, and
integrated portable navigation systems. Garmin has dedicated automotive
OEM offices in the United States, Germany, China and Japan. The company
has agreements with leading brands in the automotive sector such as BMW,
Chrysler, Honda (News - Alert), Kenwood, Panasonic, Suzuki and Toyota, among others.
About Garmin Ltd.
The global leader in satellite navigation, Garmin Ltd. and its
subsidiaries have designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation,
communication and information devices and applications since 1989 - most
of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin's products serve
automotive, mobile, wireless, outdoor recreation, marine, aviation, and
OEM applications. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its
principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the
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