A new XM Satellite Radio concept called "Dynamic Parking Information" shows the number of spaces available at a parking lot through a vehicle's navigation system.
The company, working with Nu-Metrics and InfoGation, displayed the concept at the ITS America World Congress here this week. XM Satellite Radio said the concept is the next logical step after providing drivers with continuously updated information about traffic and weather.
About Nu-Metrics Inc.Nu-Metrics, Inc. is a leading developer and manufacturer of data collection devices for highway safety and traffic monitoring. Nu-Metrics offers a complete line of integrated products including the Groundhog... a permanent, wireless, in-pavement traffic analyzer that collects data on vehicle class, speed, volume and road surface conditions.
About InfoGationInfoGation is a pioneering software company dedicated to creating innovative and robust solutions that Connect Cars to the Internet. We are a leading provider of on-board navigation software and communications applications and are now leveraging these technologies with server platforms to create reliable and scalable telematics solutions for OEMs, Tier 1s, and other telematics portal operators. Our telematics solutions are focused in four areas: on-board and off-board navigation, location-based services, information services, and email.
The concept shows spaces available at designated parking facilities and uses color-keyed icons to indicate the percentage of available parking spaces. Sensors embedded in the parking lots transmit information to the navigation system in the vehicle. XM Satellite Radio said it envisions the system making parking easier in congested areas such as airport garages and shopping centers.
About XM Satellite Radio Inc.XM Satellite Radio Inc., an emerging force in broadcasting, was incorporated in 1992 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. XM is publicly traded on the NASDAQ exchange since October 5, 1999. XM's founding was prompted by the radio industry's first major technological change since the popularization of FM radio in the 1970s: the creation of a third broadcast medium, transmitted by satellite, now taking its place alongside AM and FM on the radio dial. One of only two companies with a license for this new national audio service, XM has assembled a "dream team" of creative radio professionals and a management team committed to leading the world into the next generation of radio.
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