The Uconnect Touch system extends the collaboration between Garmin and Chrysler, which first launched on the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The Uconnect navigation system was developed in conjunction with Panasonic, which leveraged its expertise and knowledge in the automotive OEM market to produce a full-featured in-dash infotainment center.
“This announcement indicates that Garmin is making great strides in becoming the in-dash navigation choice for one of the world’s top auto manufacturers,” said Cliff Pemble, Garmin’s president and chief operating officer. “As the global leader in navigation, Garmin is able to rapidly bring cutting-edge features and functions into an integrated dashboard in a cost-effective manner.”
The collaborative effort puts Garmin’s nüvi-like consumer experience into an original equipment, in-dash radio. The navigator includes highly detailed maps of the United States, Canada, and Mexico with more than six million points of interest, as well as many cutting-edge features found in Garmin’s newest portable device.
Garmin will display the UConnect Touch system at CES.