Garmin Delivers Navigation for Ford Commercial Vehicles
Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), today
announced that its navigation technology will be available in Ford’s new
2009 F-150, F-Series Super Duty pickups, and commercial E-Series vans,
designed to make business owners more productive and successful. The
relationship was announced today at the 2008 Chicago Auto Show.
Garmin will provide the navigation component for Ford Work Solutions, a
collection of affordable technologies –including four industry-first
features – that will provide Ford customers connectivity, flexibility
and security to better run key aspects of their business – from their
Ford Truck, even on the job site.
Garmin’s navigation offers the same easy-to-use “Where to?” and “View
map” touchscreen interface found on its traditional navigation devices.
Users can quickly search and route to addresses or nearly six million
points of interest like restaurants, hotels, attractions, gas stations
and more – and then receive turn-by-turn, voice-prompted directions to
their destination. If drivers miss a turn, the system automatically
recalculates the route.
An integrated in-dash computer provides full high-speed internet access,
which enables users to access powerful Garmin Online services. This
real-time internet data service offers time-saving information like
traffic conditions, weather, and nearby fuel prices. Garmin also
provides a customized database of Ford dealerships and Quick Lane Tire &
Auto Centers. The in-dash computer system also allows users to print
invoices, check inventories and access documents stored on their home or
office computer networks – right on the job site.
Ford Work Solutions will be available this fall on the 2009 F-150,
F-Series Super Duty pickups, and E-Series vans. Transit Connect vans
join Ford truck’s commercial vehicle lineup with this technology in
About Garmin International Inc.
Garmin International, Inc. is a member of the Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN)
group of companies which designs, manufactures, markets, and sells
navigation, communication and information devices and applications —
most of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin is a leader in
consumer and general aviation navigation and its products serve the
automotive/mobile, outdoor/fitness, marine, and aviation markets. Garmin
Ltd. is incorporated in the Cayman Islands, and its principal
subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United
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