Nokia today announced that Mitsubishi Motors North America will be including HERE Connected Driving technology and services in its line of 2014 models. Working closely with Nokia in a new partnership (think back to when Nokia was reaching out to car makers), the two companies will be providing a unique experience to drivers.
Mitsubishi vehicles with Nokia's technology will reportedly be the first to offer updates (on fuel prices, etc) delivered by the HD Radio broadcasting solution in the US. You're looking at more information at hand while on the road without having to dig out the laptop or tablet. Whether you're looking to avoid traffic jams or difficult conditions due to weather, the solution is literally a life-saver.
Which 2014 models will be offering this new feature? The Lancer, Lancer Evolution, Lancer Sportback, Outlander, and finally Outland Sport.
As we've covered previously, Nokia has developed a solution with a large amount of rich content. This data includes access to 100,000 gas stations in the US, more than 330,000 miles of local roads with real-time traffic information and weather updates that are published every 30 seconds to drivers.
The information will be displayed through Mitsubishi's infotainment system and can be accessed by using controls located in the steering wheel or touch screen, making the experience that much safer and more convenient.
"We were the first company to support the launch of in-car navigation in Mitsubishi’s vehicles back in the late 1990s, and now we’re offering real-time traffic, weather updates and fuel prices in HD in North America. Mitsubishi car drivers are among the first again to take advantage of the latest technology development," explained Ogi Redzic, Vice President for Connected Driving at HERE. "Our expansion to HD emphasizes our deep commitment to improve the driver experience."
Will you be looking to take full advantage of Nokia's HERE Connected Driving experience?
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