CHICAGO, Feb. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- XM (NASDAQ: XMSR) announced that the all-new 2009 Chevrolet Traverse, unveiled today at the 2008 Chicago Auto Show, will be the first Chevrolet vehicle to offer XM NavTraffic as a factory- installed feature. XM NavTraffic, XM's real-time traffic information service, will be available on Traverse vehicles equipped with navigation.
XM Radio, which offers more than 170 channels of commercial-free music, sports, talk, news and entertainment, will be standard on the 2009 Traverse.
"XM is pleased with Chevy's commitment to providing the best in entertainment and technology by making XM NavTraffic and XM Radio available on the 2009 Traverse," said Joe Verbrugge, senior vice president, automotive partnerships and international operations, XM Satellite Radio. "2009 Chevy Traverse customers will benefit from the experience of real-time traffic data and more than 170 channels of entertainment."
"XM NavTraffic is certain to save drivers of the all-new Chevy Traverse precious time and money," said Ed Peper, general manager, Chevrolet. "We think we have a great-looking family vehicle with lots of utility in the Traverse, and NavTraffic just adds to that."
Now available in 80 major U.S. markets, XM NavTraffic feeds data on incidents, such as accidents and road construction, directly to a vehicle's GPS navigation system via XM's nationwide satellite broadcast system. The driver is alerted to these incidents through the vehicle's navigation screen, allowing him or her to route around a jam before getting caught in traffic. XM NavTraffic also provides information on traffic flow where available. This allows users to view a color-coded overlay that indicates the average speed of travel along the driver's planned route.
XM NavTraffic, powered by NAVTEQ Corporation, 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 already available as a factory-installed feature on the Cadillac CTS.
The Traverse is on display this week at the 2008 Chicago Auto Show in the Chevy display. The XM Infotainment Vehicle will also demonstrate XM Radio and XM NavTraffic, along with its next-generation technologies for the vehicle, during press days, February 6-7, in the XM booth.
For more information and photography on the 2009 Chevrolet Traverse, please visit http://www.media.gm.com/.
XM (NASDAQ: XMSR) is America's number one satellite radio company. 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, Subaru, Suzuki and Toyota is available in 140 different vehicle models for 2008. XM's industry-leading products are available at consumer electronics retailers nationwide. 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 3-1-07. 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
CONTACT: Marie Farrar of XM, +1-202-380-4151, email@example.com