Delphi Introduces Real-Time Traffic Information with Single Activation, Lifetime Subscription for Its NAV200 Portable Navigation System
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Press release date: January 8, 2007
Provides a full array of traffic flow, incident and weather data with no monthly or annual fee
Features automatic adjustment to the route and estimated travel times based on the traffic data
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8 /- Delphi Corp. announced today its recently introduced NAV200 portable navigation system now offers a new traffic information service option that provides up-to-date incident, flow and weather data. NAV200, and the all-inclusive traffic information service, will be featured at the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show.
A unique blend of advanced navigation and entertainment features in a sleek, portable package, the NAV200 comes with preloaded U.S. and Canada maps to provide voice-guided driving directions that are calculated using one of the most-trusted mapping databases in the industry.
The NAV200's new traffic information service uses RDS-TMC (Radio Data System-Traffic Message Channel) technology, which delivers real-time traffic and weather reports. This information is displayed to the driver on the NAV200's easy-to-read screen. In addition to reporting incident data - such as accidents and construction zones - along the NAV200's programmed route, the service will display average vehicle speeds, classifying it into stop and go (red), slow (yellow) and light traffic (green).
Using the RDS-TMC data, the NAV200 can adapt its recommended route as needed, offering the driver the opportunity to bypass traffic jams, road closures and extreme weather. What's more, the NAV200 will adjust the route duration figure based on the RDS-TMC flow data to provide adjusted estimated travel times.
In keeping with the NAV200's competitive pricing, the RDS-TMC option is offered as a lifetime subscription with a one-time, upfront payment. Once activated, the service is provided for the life of the unit.
"The introduction of the Delphi NAV200 in fall 2006 generated an enormous amount of enthusiasm," said Max Rogers, Delphi's general director of consumer electronics, Delphi Product & Service Solutions. "We're seeing similar excitement and demand for this new service, which offers even more value by providing daily commuters the assurance that they'll always find the best route to get where they need to be."
Already a provider of in-vehicle navigation systems for several of the world's top original equipment (OE) manufacturers, Delphi brings unparalleled value, quality and engineering expertise to its retail products such as the NAV200.
"Delphi's vast experience with OE navigation systems enables us to incorporate proven technologies and functionality into a portable device that meets the needs of cost-conscious consumers," said Adiel Avelar, Delphi's global navigation product manager. "This means that every consumer - no matter what their budget may be - can have access to the best technology available."
In addition to its industry-leading navigational capabilities, the Delphi NAV200 offers popular entertainment functionality, including a movie player, music player and picture viewer for use when not navigating.
The NAV200 traffic information kit target price is $199.99 and will be available soon at www.shopdelphi.com.
For more information on NAV200 and its new traffic information service, visit Exhibit 5206, North Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center during the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show (Jan. 8-11) or visit www.shopdelphi.com . For more information about Delphi (Pink Sheets: DPHIQ) and its subsidiaries, visit Delphi's media room at www.delphi.com/media.
Source: Delphi Corporation
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