Garmin® Provides Navigation with 3D City Models for Mercedes-Benz Concept
Car at IAA 2013
OLATHE, Kan. -- September 12, 2013
Garmin^® International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global
leader in satellite navigation, today announced a customized in-dash
navigation system for the Mercedes-Benz Concept S-Class Coupé that will be
showcased at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt (September 12-22,
2013). The Garmin navigation solution features advanced 3D city models,
including navigable roads, parks, rivers, and textured buildings. Garmin
provides software as well as the hardware that is based on the company’s
modular K2 infotainment platform. The Mercedes-Benz Concept Car will be on
display at the Mercedes-Benz booth in the “Festhalle”.
“We’re thrilled that Mercedes-Benz chose Garmin to provide our next-generation
navigation technology for their Mercedes-Benz Concept S-Class Coupé at IAA,”
said Matt Munn, Garmin managing director automotive OEM. “Being part of the
future vision of a premium car brand like Mercedes-Benz is a testament to
Garmin’s leading position in the navigation space and our innovative
infotainment platform technology.”
The Garmin navigation graphics are fully customized to meet the design
language of the Mercedes-Benz concept car. The system boasts advanced 3D city
models, including landmarks, roads, bridges, tunnels and other content.
Garmin’s next-generation navigation core features industry-leading routing
algorithms and road guidance.
Garmin’s infotainment system for the Mercedes-Benz concept car leverages the
same version of the K2 hardware platform and navigation core that Garmin
revealed at CES 2013. The innovative K2 platform has been designed and
developed by Garmin’s automotive OEM group and is a fully customizable and
scalable infotainment and navigation solution to meet the diverse needs of any
In April 2013, Garmin announced that Daimler AG has selected Garmin as global
navigation provider for future Mercedes-Benz models. Garmin’s award-winning
navigation will be fully integrated into Mercedes-Benz infotainment systems
over the next years.
Garmin’s automotive OEM group utilizes the company’s long-standing experience
in user interface and hardware design from its automotive, avionics and marine
segments to develop innovative in-car navigation, telematics and infotainment
systems. Garmin’s broad range of in-vehicle electronics for the automotive
industry includes full infotainment and telematics systems, navigation
software, location-based services, and integrated portable navigation systems.
Garmin has dedicated automotive OEM offices throughout the Americas, Europe
About Garmin International Inc.
Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), the
global leader in satellite navigation. Since 1989, this group of companies has
designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation, communication and
information devices and applications – most of which are enabled by GPS
technology. Garmin’s products serve automotive, mobile, wireless, outdoor
recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM applications. A component of the S&P 500
index, Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal
subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.
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