Garmin Picks Tele Atlas
Garmin and Tele Atlas announced today that Garmin will be using maps from Tele Atlas in some of their products. Specifically, Tele Atlas maps will be used in the Garmin GVN 52 product in Malaysia and Singapore. Gamin also expects to expand usage of the Tele Atlas maps on that device in other “emerging” markets.
“We are looking forward to a rewarding relationship with Tele Atlas that will help Garmin extend its reach in these growing markets,” said Dan Bartel, vice president of worldwide sales, Garmin. “Accurate and reliable maps are crucial to navigation, and this agreement allows us to continue offering best-in-class Garmin products.”
The GVN 52 is a really cool product which is basically a “behind the dash” GPS which connects to an existing video display in your car. Feature-wise it compares to the StreetPilot c5xx series.
“With this agreement, seven of the eight top portable navigation companies worldwide now trust Tele Atlas for rich, fresh and accurate map data.” – George Fink, president and chief operating officer, Tele Atlas.