Garmin, perhaps the leading name today when it comes to GPS technology, is set to supply Mercedes-Benz with the navigation systems to be used in its vehicles’ dashboards in the future. According to the Kansas-headquartered company, Garmin navigation devices are set to be integrated within the infotainment systems found in the German automaker’s cars.
Since Garmin speaks of ‘seamless’ integration, it should be obvious that we won’t see a separate Garmin navigation interface. Instead, the navigation system might be integrated into the COMAND interface. That’s bound to be more beneficial for drivers and it should make the system much more accessible from a usability standpoint. This way, it should offer a different experience compared to the Garmin nav system on the Chrysler 300, for example.
The Garmin-supplied navigation systems should provide drivers with a good alternative to maps services they access through their smartphones or tablets, like Google Maps. Of course, we have yet to see exactly what the two companies have come up with as far as ‘seamless integration’ is concerned. Once the first vehicle with the Garmin systems come up, we’ll make sure to give you the info.