Issue: Dec 2005


Telematics - Products and Technological Innovations



by John Larkin

A leader in car navigation systems since 1990, several of the major european car makers have adopted Magneti Marelli telematic and navigation systems.

Magneti Marelli Sistemi Elettronici is able to combine in a compact, modular and integrated architecture functions relating to both car management and navigation, multimedia, connectivity.

In fact Magneti Marelli infotelematic systems integrate: Navigation system, radio, CD player also for MP3, GSM dual band telephone, Voice Recognition, Text to speech, RDS-TMC, WAP Connection, CD-changer management and Services.

Magneti Marelli systems are offered with two different configuration of display:

TFT display that allows map navigation

Monochromatic display that allows Turn by Turn navigation with zoom intersection

Magneti Marelli telematics products can appears with 2 different kind of architecture: 2 DIN with integrated display or 1 DIN with remote display.

As soon as you have activated guidance, the navigation system will give you audible driving directions, in addition to the symbols on the display.

Magneti Marelli systems offer voice recognition: the infotelematic system accepts some standard commands to set radio, CD player, navigator and telephone (Speaker Independent Mode).

It is also possible to associate a vocal sample to an address book voice or a navigator destination (Speaker Dependent Mode).

Drivers will be able to choose a full-featured system exploiting all the latest developments in multimedia applications and also be connected to Internet and various telematic and services suppliers. Emergency and breakdown call centers will be within their reach in a matter of seconds. Just by keeping hands on the steering wheel: all the systems have adopted the most advanced voice recognition and text-to-speech technology.




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