March 29, 2007
New XM NavTraffic system to include three Canadian cities for U.S. subscribers
Washington, D.C. – XM Satellite Radio has announced that it will add six new markets, including Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver to its real-time XM NavTraffic satellite information service for GPS navigation. The service, currently available to U.S. subscribers, will begin March 31.
The new markets will also include Fresno, California; Jacksonville, Florida; Salt Lake City, Utah; and expanded coverage in Portland, Oregon.
XM NavTraffic feeds data on incidents, such as crashes or road construction, directly into a vehicle’s GPS navigation system via XM’s satellite pipeline. Where available, the system also provides information that allows users to view an overlay of colour-coded traffic flow information, indicating the average speed of travel along the driver’s planned route. XM NavTraffic is currently available for 44 metro areas across the U.S. and Canada.