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XM Satellite Radio to Unveil XM Advanced Services Vehicle Featuring In-Car Video, Voice Command, and Weather Alerts

January 3, 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C. – At the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), XM Satellite Radio will unveil the XM Advanced Services vehicle, a concept car featuring in-car video, voice command, weather alerts, and parking space locator. The XM Advanced Services vehicle is a specially equipped 2006 Lexus LX 470. The XM Advanced Services vehicle will showcase in-car video with XM’s partner On2 Technologies, as well as a vast array of other new technologies, all of which can be delivered directly to the automobile by XM’s network of satellites and ground repeaters, the same satellite delivery system that XM employs to broadcast its 160 channels of commercial-free music and premier sports, news, and talk radio. Another innovation found inside the XM Advanced Services vehicle will help drivers locate parking spaces. XM, in conjunction with partners Nu-Metrics, Inc. (A Quixote Company) and InfoGation, will demonstrate its “ParkingLink” capability concept, which works with the car’s navigation system to find available parking spots. The system shows the actual number of spaces available at designated parking facilities on the vehicle navigation map, and uses color-keyed icons to indicate the percentage availability of each facility.
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