NEW YORK, March 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- XM (NASDAQ: XMSR), the nation's leading provider of satellite radio, today announced that the new 2009 Maxima will offer XM NavTraffic as a standard, factory-installed feature when equipped with Nissan's Hard Drive Navigation system. XM is the exclusive satellite radio provider to Nissan, and every Nissan with the premium audio package is factory-equipped with XM Satellite Radio.
XM NavTraffic, powered by NAVTEQ Traffic, is the nation's leading real- time traffic service that offers the most comprehensive information and coast- to-coast updates every minute, ensuring that the driver has the latest and most detailed information at his or her fingertips. XM NavTraffic is now available in 80 major North American markets.
XM NavTraffic feeds data on incidents, such as traffic jams, congestion, accidents and road construction, directly to a vehicle's GPS navigation system via XM's satellite pipeline. XM NavTraffic follows the driver's driving route, and alerts the driver to these incidents through the navigation screen, allowing him or her to route around a jam before getting caught in traffic. Where available, XM NavTraffic provides real-time traffic information by using red, yellow and green color codes to indicate high, medium and low congestion levels. Drivers can also set the red routes to flash on the screen to alert the driver to high congestion areas.
"Maxima owners will be able to benefit from the power of real-time traffic data mapped to their exact location and destination, allowing them to navigate traffic on their terms," said Joe Verbrugge, senior vice president, automotive partnerships and international operations, XM Satellite Radio. "With XM NavTraffic, Maxima drivers will get to where they need to go faster and with less hassle."
XM Radio, featuring more than 170 channels of entertainment, is available on Nissan models: 350Z Coupe, Altima, Altima Coupe, Altima Hybrid, Armada, Frontier, Maxima, Murano, Pathfinder, Quest, Rogue, Sentra, Titan, Versa and Xterra, and will soon be available on the 2009 Nissan GT-R.
XM NavTraffic is available on Nissan Murano, Armada, Altima, Altima Coupe, Altima Hybrid, and Pathfinder, as part of packages equipped with a navigation system. NavTraffic will soon be available on the 2009 GT-R.
All XM NavTraffic equipped models come with a three-month complimentary subscription.
For more information on XM NavTraffic, visit: http://www.xmradio.com/navtraffic/
XM is America's number one satellite radio company with more than 9 million subscribers. Broadcasting live daily from studios in Washington, DC, New York City, Chicago, Nashville, Toronto and Montreal, XM's 2008 lineup includes more than 170 digital channels of choice from coast to coast: commercial-free music, premier sports, news, talk radio, comedy, children's and entertainment programming; and the most advanced traffic and weather information.
XM, the leader in satellite-delivered entertainment and data services for the automobile market through partnerships with General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Nissan, Porsche, Ferrari, Subaru, Suzuki, Infiniti and Toyota, is available in 140 different vehicle models for 2008. XM's industry-leading products are available at consumer electronics retailers nationwide. XM programming is also available through XM Radio Online, as downloads of original XM shows via podcasts from XM's Web site or the Apple's iTunes Store, and as streams of commercial-free XM music channels to AT&T and Alltel wireless customers through XM Radio Mobile. For more information about XM hardware, programming and partnerships, please visit http://www.xmradio.com/.
Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements in this press release include demand for XM Satellite Radio's service, the Company's dependence on technology and third party vendors, its potential need for additional financing, as well as other risks described in XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc.'s Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on 2-28-08. Copies of the filing are available upon request from XM Radio's Investor Relations Department. Programming is subject to change.Photo: NewsCom: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070313/XMLOGO
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