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XM to demo 'first' in-car personal weather tracking system at CES

Posted: 05 Jan 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:XM? Baron Services? GPS? personal weather tracking system?

Satellite radio company XM will display a concept vehicle with the 'first' personal weather tracking system for GPS navigation at the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which will run from Jan. 8-11 in Las Vegas. XM partnered with Baron Services to co-develop the weather technology which will be introduced early this year.

The system tracks specific, real-time weather conditions between a driver's current location and destination. It also provides the near-term weather forecast of the user's personal route, which is updated and delivered to the navigation system via satellite.

"XM is offering the 'first' system that alerts consumers to real-time weather threats on the road ahead," said Rod Mackenzie, vice president, advanced applications, XM Satellite Radio. "You're not just getting the temperature and the forecast for a city. You get the weather that will impact your specific journey, and this information is constantly being updated. It's a major breakthrough in providing consumers with comprehensive, personalized weather information."

Moreover, the concept vehicle in-car video systems in which the video content can be sent to the vehicle via satellites and ground repeaters used by XM to deliver satellite radio. The concept vehicle will also include voice recognition control and parking locator technology.




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