Garmin announced a new portable navigation device specifically for MINI vehicles. The MINI Navigation Portable XL can be dealer-installed with a customized mount that goes next to the instrument cluster for optimal visibility. All cables are hidden behind the dashboard for a fully integrated look.
The device features Garmin’s latest navigation technology, including Garmin Real Directions, Active Lane Guidance, traffic, lifetime map updates, and voice command. The device housing features a customized piano-black finish with a silver MINI logo. User can also select from a variety of MINI vehicle icons to display their current position. The MINI Navigation Portable XL is available now as an accessory from MINI dealers worldwide.
The MINI Navigation Portable XL is installed with a customized mount built specifically for MINI vehicles. The mount places the device near the steering column so drivers can view important information at a glance on the four-inch touchscreen. All cables are well hidden behind the dashboard, so drivers don’t have to worry about loose cables or occupying their cigarette lighter to power the device. The MINI Navigation Portable XL can also easily be removed to update the maps and software.
Advanced Navigation Capabilities
Garmin’s comprehensive navigation feature set provides MINI drivers the latest in navigation technology. Garmin Real Directions guide drivers in a natural and intuitive way. The new feature uses recognizable landmarks, buildings, traffic lights and stop signs to give directions. Active Lane Guidance uses a combination of voice prompts and visual cues to prepare users to drive through an exit or interchange with confidence. Additional features include millions of points of interest, such as businesses, stores, restaurants and other destinations, traffic rerouting, speed limit warnings and current speed display as well as voice command. The device arrives loaded with detailed maps of North America. With free lifetime¹ map updates, any route is sure to reflect the most up-to-date maps, points of interest and navigation information. New maps are available for download up to four times per year, for the life of the device, with no fees.
Bluetooth Hands-Free and Connected Services
Bluetooth hands-free provides an intuitive and safe solution for making phone calls in the car without touching the phone or looking at its display, thus helping reduce driver distraction. Utilizing the user’s existing smartphone data plan, MINI Navigation Portable XL provides crucial real-time information2, such as real-time traffic information, traffic camera images, local search, mobile safety cameras, parking and weather. All users need to do is download the Garmin Smartphone Link app (available for Android and iPhone3) and connect their smartphone to the device via Bluetooth. Garmin Smartphone Link is available at no cost and includes several free live services as well as premium content available through one-time in app purchases4.
For more information visit http://www.garmin.com
Edited by CEoutlook