In-car navigation is one of the quickest evolving features on new cars today. Drivers don’t want to risk being late or missing a meeting because they get lost. And even if they do know where they’re going, the navigation system can still provide info on places to eat, where to fill up on gas, or nearby hotels.
Garmin is providing the ultimate car navigation as part of Chrysler’s Uconnect infotainment system for new Chrysler and Dodge models, including the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Dart, Charger, and Journey. The new display adds 3D landmark and terrain rendering, predictive intelligence for routing, and expanded reality view coverage. This means drivers will be able to look at the graphic representations of landmarks and orient themselves to their surroundings.
The routes will be crafted with more intelligence and the system will learn the driver’s habits to predict the desired destination based on day, time, and heading. The display will also depict major intersections, along with roadway and signage. Basic guidance will be displayed on a smaller screen in the instrument cluster for simple at-a-glance instruction.
The Garmin navigation screen will be colored to better represent surroundings and to make the display easier to decipher. Expect this Garmin system to roll out on new 2013 Chrysler and Dodges this fall.