Garmin® expands its automotive segment with ConnectedCAM Citroën™ on the new C3
Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced a partnership with the Citroën brand that brings the Garmin Intelligent Driving Video Recorder (IDVR) into the new Citroën C3. The car model officially launched during the 2016 Paris Motor Show.
“We are delighted to launch a world premiere with PSA Group that brings our camera expertise to their customers via an integrated system that is feature-packed and easy to use,” said Marc Douay, Garmin account director for automotive OEM. “This growing partnership is a testament to the reliability and quality of our camera solutions which further enhance our automotive portfolio and Garmin tier one positioning.”
The IDVR (ConnectedCAM Citroën) technology arrives factory-installed and fully integrated on new C3 rear-view mirrors to record what drivers see through the vehicle’s windscreen. The system is Wi-Fi® connected to a dedicated application available for both Apple® and Android™ services. This full HD connected camera offers a wide 120° angle, a GPS, and an internal memory of 16 GB to store photos and videos.
ConnectedCAM Citroën is a camera that allows drivers to immediately record, store, and share photos and videos from a trip. This sophisticated IDVR enriches the driving experience with 3 main focal points:
- Stay connected: With a simple press of a button, photos will be taken and shared safely and automatically (if the application is set up accordingly) through social networks like Facebook, Twitter and e-mails.
- Peace of mind: The camera records and stores what happens in front of users to provide valuable information in the event of an incident. Moreover, in the event that an impact is detected, recording is automatically activated (saves 30 seconds before and one minute after) in a dedicated memory slot, which can be accessed using the ConnectedCAM Citroën application.
- Find my car: The ConnectedCAM Citroën application can also geolocate a vehicle and store the position for drivers to easily find their vehicles.
Garmin will showcase its IDVR technology in the Garmin booth (South Hall #35711) during this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Jan. 5-8.
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About the Citroën brand: Citroën is an international automotive brand with a full-line core range. Founded in 1919, Citroën has made its mark through its bold, optimistic and creative approach to automotive design. These values are harnessed in the pursuit of customer wellbeing, with fresh solutions to the questions arising in each era. Today, Citroën is reinventing itself with models placing the emphasis on design, comfort and intelligent technology, and with a smooth, transparent customer experience, illustrated by the online review site Citroën Advisor. With 10,000 customer contact points in more than 90 countries, Citroën sold nearly 1.2 million vehicles in 2015. The brand has also claimed eight Manufacturers’ titles in the WRC and claimed its third Manufacturers’ title in the WTCC in 2015 (pending official publication by the FIA).
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