Garmin Delivers Navigation for Ford Commercial Vehicles
Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), today announced that its navigation technology will be available in Ford’s new 2009 F-150, F-Series Super Duty pickups, and commercial E-Series vans, designed to make business owners more productive and successful. The relationship was announced today at the 2008 Chicago Auto Show.
Garmin will provide the navigation component for Ford Work Solutions, a collection of affordable technologies –including four industry-first features – that will provide Ford customers connectivity, flexibility and security to better run key aspects of their business – from their Ford Truck, even on the job site.
Garmin’s navigation offers the same easy-to-use “Where to?” and “View map” touchscreen interface found on its traditional navigation devices. Users can quickly search and route to addresses or nearly six million points of interest like restaurants, hotels, attractions, gas stations and more – and then receive turn-by-turn, voice-prompted directions to their destination. If drivers miss a turn, the system automatically recalculates the route.
An integrated in-dash computer provides full high-speed internet access, which enables users to access powerful Garmin Online services. This real-time internet data service offers time-saving information like traffic conditions, weather, and nearby fuel prices. Garmin also provides a customized database of Ford dealerships and Quick Lane Tire & Auto Centers. The in-dash computer system also allows users to print invoices, check inventories and access documents stored on their home or office computer networks – right on the job site.
Ford Work Solutions will be available this fall on the 2009 F-150, F-Series Super Duty pickups, and E-Series vans. Transit Connect vans join Ford truck’s commercial vehicle lineup with this technology in mid-2009.
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Garmin International, Inc. is a member of the Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN) group of companies which designs, manufactures, markets, and sells navigation, communication and information devices and applications -- most of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin is a leader in consumer and general aviation navigation and its products serve the automotive/mobile, outdoor/fitness, marine, and aviation markets. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in the Cayman Islands, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at www.garmin.com/pressroom or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin is a registered trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
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