Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: XM radio debuts NavWeather technology at Detroit Auto Show

  1. #1
    Vulture of The Western World Eric's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    The Land of The Edentulites
    Posts
    22,763

    XM radio debuts NavWeather technology at Detroit Auto Show

    Washington, DC - XM will debut XM NavWeather featuring exclusive Threat Matrix technology, the first real-time, personalized weather tracking service for GPS navigation, at the 2008 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, January 13-17, in Detroit. XM will also demonstrate in its infotainment vehicle a next-generation, rich, full-feature color touch-screen display, an electronic programming guide, stocks and sports tickers, dynamic information technology and more.

    XM NavWeather enables drivers for the first time to view live, personalized weather forecasts and conditions on top of their existing navigation
    display. The exclusive "Threat Matrix" technology provides immediate alerts on developing weather conditions, such as hail, tornado and storm warnings, mapped to the driver's specific location and driving route. Drivers will have the option to view current and developing road weather conditions and multi-day forecasts for cities across the country, and also view weather maps to monitor conditions anywhere in the United States. The breakthrough new service complements the award-winning XM NavTraffic real-time traffic data service.

    XM NavWeather was developed with Baron Services, utilizing Baron's exclusive Threat Matrix technology. Baron Services is XM's weather partner for the award-winning XM WX Satellite Weather service that provides "professional grade" real-time weather information direct to aircraft cockpits and marine navionics instruments. XM NavWeather builds upon this success, providing a clear "consumer friendly" interpretation of weather data.

    XM plans to announce the first auto partners to offer XM NavWeather in early 2008, and the service will be available for the portable Bushnell ONIX 400 within 30 days.


  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Raleigh NC, USA
    Posts
    3,628

    Re: XM radio debuts NavWeather technology at Detroit Auto Show

    That's pretty cool.

    Already, the National Weather Service publishes storm regions in terms of sets of lattitude/longitude coordinates. The trick is getting that data to the car so that it can be overlaid on top of the nav display, and you could use a telematics system (like OnStar or SYNC '09) but XM has taken the step of providing it via satellite radio.

    This should further XM's integration into the car's systems, as well as offer a desirable feature that people would want.

    Chip H.

    Former owner: 2012 Honda Civic LX, 2006 Honda Ridgeline RTL, 2000 Honda CR-V EX, 2003 MINI Cooper S, 1992 Honda Accord LX, 1999 Mercedes ML-320, 1995 VW Jetta GLX, 1991 Mercury Capri XR2, 1981 Mercury Zephyr, 1975 Chevrolet Impala

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Raleigh NC, USA
    Posts
    3,628

    Re: XM radio debuts NavWeather technology at Detroit Auto Show

    Even if you didn't have a nav system, if you had a telematics system like OnStar that knows where your car is, they could call you up and issue weather warnings when it sees you're about to enter an area flagged by the NWS as having severe weather. Even if it's just a "bong" like some European cars make when they detect falling temperatures to remind you of icy bridges.

    Chip H.

    Former owner: 2012 Honda Civic LX, 2006 Honda Ridgeline RTL, 2000 Honda CR-V EX, 2003 MINI Cooper S, 1992 Honda Accord LX, 1999 Mercedes ML-320, 1995 VW Jetta GLX, 1991 Mercury Capri XR2, 1981 Mercury Zephyr, 1975 Chevrolet Impala

  4. #4
    Vulture of The Western World Eric's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    The Land of The Edentulites
    Posts
    22,763

    Re: XM radio debuts NavWeather technology at Detroit Auto Show

    Quote Originally Posted by chiph
    That's pretty cool.

    Already, the National Weather Service publishes storm regions in terms of sets of lattitude/longitude coordinates. The trick is getting that data to the car so that it can be overlaid on top of the nav display, and you could use a telematics system (like OnStar or SYNC '09) but XM has taken the step of providing it via satellite radio.

    This should further XM's integration into the car's systems, as well as offer a desirable feature that people would want.

    Chip H.
    Yeah, I thought so also!

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-12-2008, 09:39 AM
  2. Buick unveils Riviera concept at Detroit Auto Show
    By Eric in forum Automotive News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-11-2008, 08:24 AM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-20-2007, 08:18 AM
  4. Toyota to reveal '09 Venza at Detroit Auto Show
    By Eric in forum Automotive News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-20-2007, 08:17 AM
  5. Lexis IS preview at Detroit Auto Show
    By Eric in forum Automotive News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-05-2007, 09:17 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •