XM To Feature Concept Vehicle At CES
January 3, 2007 at 11:47 AM (PT)
XM SATELLITE RADIO will display a concept vehicle with XM's latest technology at the 2007 INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW (CES) JANUARY 8-11 in LAS VEGAS.
The XM vehicle will feature the first personal weather tracking system for GPS navigation. The system tracks specific, real-time weather conditions between your current location and your final destination. Plus, it provides the near-term weather forecast for your personal path. Rather than simply give general weather conditions for a region, the system focuses on the weather on your individual route. The weather information is continuously 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 XM VP/Advanced Applications ROD MACKENZIE "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."