Garmin ® International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced the next-generation maps + more portable infotainment device for Volkswagen up! vehicles. maps + more provides a comprehensive infotainment package, including navigation, a media player, vehicle information and Bluetooth hands-free capabilities. The next-generation maps + more live device from Garmin adds connected services, such as real-time traffic and weather information, local search provided by Yelp as well as safety camera warnings. Users simply connect their smartphone to the device via Bluetooth to enable the services 1, utilizing their existing data plan. The portable device features a five-inch touchscreen and is fully integrated into the vehicle. maps + more live is available now as a factory-installed option for Volkswagen up! vehicles in Australia and Europe.
maps + more live provides a comprehensive infotainment package, including navigation, a media player, vehicle information and Bluetooth hands-free capabilities. (Photo: Business Wire)“maps + more live packs the features of a fully integrated infotainment system into a portable device that is connected, can easily be updated and provides excellent value,” said Peter Schubert, vice president automotive OEM at Garmin Würzburg GmbH. “We’re thrilled to partner with Volkswagen on such an innovative project and look forward to delivering our leading infotainment technology to Volkswagen up! customers.” Navigation and Connected Services Garmin provides Volkswagen up! drivers a comprehensive navigation feature set with spoken turn-by-turn directions and an intuitive map interface with crisp graphics and 3D landmarks for clear orientation. Additional navigation functions include lane assistance, speed-limit warnings, route tracking, parking and TMC traffic information. Users can easily control the system via voice command. One-shot address entry, for example, allows users to simply speak an address without taking the hands off the wheel or the eyes off the road.