Garmin® heads to CES with a new scalable infotainment platform

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), will be
introducing its scalable infotainment platform for Automotive Original
Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show
(CES). The platform uses the Intel Atom® quad core x7 or
Intel Atom® dual core x5 (Apollo Lake) processor and includes
multiple premium industry-firsts for consumers like wireless rear-seat
navigation, comprehensive weather forecasts along a route, Foursquare’s
Location Intelligence and Places Database, and unique integration of
Amazon’s cloud-based Alexa voice service. A brief highlight video
showing the infotainment system can be viewed here.

“Garmin’s scalable infotainment platform offers a level of performance
and design that consumers expect from consumer electronics but have
never seen in OEM infotainment,” said Kip Dondlinger, Garmin automotive
OEM manager of product and user experience. “The new platform provides
adaptable hardware and software for infotainment head units that suit
specific OEM needs at the mid- and high-end levels of the market.”

Driving in bad weather can be a common concern for consumers. To help
bring peace of mind, Garmin utilizes predictive routing algorithms that
work with AccuWeather Go powered by MinuteCast®
technology to display the weather conditions that can be expected along
any given route. Thanks to this joint effort between Garmin and
AccuWeather, the scalable infotainment platform offers the first
navigation system to provide comprehensive minute-by-minute weather
forecasts with Superior Accuracy to pinpoint exact routes.

The Garmin scalable infotainment platform takes Alexa integration in the
vehicle to a new level. Alexa works directly with the on-board
navigation and media player software established by Garmin – which means
no smartphones or apps required. Consumers can easily select their
destination with the Alexa hands-free voice service and then have it
automatically synced to turn-by-turn navigation from Garmin. What’s
more, consumers can ask Alexa questions and receive both audio and
on-screen responses; play music through the head unit’s media player;
control home automation while traveling on the road; and access hundreds
of other Alexa skills from the vehicle’s head unit.

In addition, Garmin also uses the infotainment platform for Wireless
Rear Seat Navigation and Entertainment. Tablets or smartphones – Apple
or Android – will have access to the head unit’s mapping and full
navigation functionality streaming over Wi-Fi® to the rear
seat. Rear seat passengers will be able to see the vehicle’s route,
search points of interest, and even send destinations to the head unit.
Users can also stream media content from the infotainment system to
their device via Wi-Fi, making the vehicle an entertainment hub that
mimics the experience seen on commercial airliners.

The versatile platform includes on-board and connected Foursquare points
of interest (POI) integration, a feature that was recently launched by
Garmin as a factory-installed navigation solution. With Foursquare’s
Places Database that powers 125,000+ developers including Uber, Twitter,
Samsung and Snapchat, Foursquare adds more POIs in the categories of
Food and Drink, Lodging, and Entertainment which are the most searched
categories in a car.

During CES, the infotainment platform will be installed in a new
demonstration vehicle with an all-digital Garmin instrument cluster with
full-screen moving maps. In this vehicle, Garmin will showcase the
platform in conjunction with “Lenexa” HMI (human machine interface). As
shown in the 2017 concept, the Lenexa HMI’s unique knob and display
design makes frequently used audio and smartphone features more easily
accessible through tactile controls.

For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless
devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active
lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including
automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more
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Garmin International Inc. Cesar Palacios, 913-397-8200 [email protected]