Garmin 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 hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. Additionally, the SMS functionality allows users to read out and dictate messages by voice.