Mercedes-Benz picks Garmin (GRMN +4.5%) to be its "global navigation provider" for future...


Mercedes-Benz picks Garmin (GRMN +4.5%) to be its "global navigation provider" for future models. Garmin-based infotainment systems supporting voice commands and in-dash displays will be integrated into cars over the next 4 years. No word on whether Garmin's innovative/costly K2 platform, shown off in January at CES, will be used. Regardless, the news is helping Garmin rally after shares closed yesterday near their 52-week low. (PR)

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  • wigit5
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    hopefully its better than what they currently use... the navigation in my 13 350 is pretty terrible in terms of UI and usability.... it gets you from a to b but it isn't pretty.
    2 Apr 2013, 11:47 AM Reply Like
  • davidingerman
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    I agree with wigit5. I have an E350 and the UI was so bad that it inspired me to invent a system called PlaceCodes (see PlaceCodes.com) that enables users to enter short codes for places rather than needing to enter state, city, street... like the mercedes does!
    2 Apr 2013, 12:22 PM Reply Like
  • wigit5
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    interesting i'll check out the link david, the mercedes is by far the nicest car I have ever owned but the UI on the center console falls disturbingly short when compared to all the other features
    2 Apr 2013, 12:30 PM Reply Like
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