CENTER LINE, MI
— Mopar announced on March 18 that it has teamed up with Garmin International, Inc., a provider of aviation, marine, and automotive navigation systems, to offer an affordable GPS navigation system developed exclusively for Chrysler Group vehicles.As a dealer-installed option, the Mopar Navigation system provides the ultimate in convenience: an affordable GPS navigation unit with route direction guidance located right on the vehicle's dashboard.This system provides navigation capabilities, including an easy-to-use touch screen interface and high-resolution color TFT display, full map-based navigation, turn-by-turn directions, and voice prompts. The system includes more than 5 million points-of-interest to help the driver locate gas stations, ATMs, hospitals, DaimlerChrysler dealerships, restaurants, airports, and other points of interest. There are also eight ways to map a destination and vehicle directions can be obtained in three languages: English, Spanish, or Canadian French.Christened the "Navus" Navigation System, the unit features automatic route calculations, detour functions, and an information page that logs helpful trip statistics. Navus also features a built-in GPS antenna and speaker, and provides dead reckoning capability (which continues to route the driver if GPS signals are temporarily lost). In addition, a built-in national base map provides nationwide highway routes, and detailed street level mapping is provided through regional compact flash map data cards.The Navus is currently available for 2005 Chrysler 300, Chrysler 300C, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Magnum, Dodge Dakota, Dodge Durango, and Dodge Charger. It will soon be available for the 2006 Dodge Ram.