Garmin Providing Chrysler 3D Views of Intersections and Key Landmarks

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Chrysler is get­ting into the telem­at­ics game in a seri­ous way with Garmin, that goes way beyond typ­i­cal map screens and voice acti­vat­ed com­mands. Garmin’s Street View in in its Nav­igon brand iPhone app, and the next ver­sion of it will end up as the nav­i­ga­tion tools for sev­er­al 2013 Chrysler and Dodge vehi­cles. It’s referred to as “real­is­tic 3D views of build­ings and key land­marks through­out major U.S. cities.”  Here are a few of the product’s inter­est­ing fea­tures:

  • Dri­vers get to view topo­graph­ic map data to dis­play ter­rain land­scape ele­va­tions when a dri­ver is out­side the city and up in the hills.
  • pho­to­Re­al Junc­tion View shows roads signs and inter­sec­tions along the route with “pho­to­graph­ic detail” to assist dri­vers in know­ing what to do next behind the wheel. Garmin says the lat­est ver­sion of Junc­tion View cov­ers more than 60,000 US inter­sec­tions, 25 times more than had been pre­vi­ous­ly avail­able.
  • Chrysler dri­vers will have access to myTrends, which stores fre­quent routes based on dri­ving habits and will antic­i­pate them on cer­tain days and times so the dri­ver doesn’t have to look them up. Esti­mat­ed dri­ving time is offered, com­ing from rec­om­mend­ed routes based on his­tor­i­cal traf­fic data and trends at any giv­en time of day. This is based on using the ITS traf­fic­Trends fea­ture.
  • Junc­tion View will appeal to hard­core Mopar fans, with cus­tomized vehi­cle icons that look pret­ty close to a Chrysler or Dodge vehi­cle. It’s a sec­ond dis­play on the instru­ment pan­el show­ing the next maneu­ver. This, and all the rest of the new Garmin sys­tem, is part of Chrysler Ucon­nect 8.4N info­tain­ment sys­tem avail­able as stan­dard equip­ment or an option for the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Jour­ney, Charg­er, and Dart.
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