SOUTHAMPTON, England, May 29 /PRNewswire/ --

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Garmin, global leaders in portable satellite navigation, today announced Mercedes-Benz Accessories will continue its relationship with Garmin by selecting the nüvi 760 as their latest portable after market navigation solution. The nüvi 760 named the 'StreetPilot III' by Mercedes-Benz, is customised with a specially designed mount for the new generation A-Class, B-Class and C-Class cars will be available at dealers across Europe May 2008

"Garmin is delighted Mercedes-Benz has chosen the nüvi 760 as an after market fit for its range of A-Class, B-Class and C-Class cars. This will be the third generation of products developed for the company over the last 3 years. The outcome is a superb satellite navigation system which combines the engineering effort of two quality driven companies," said Roger Jollis, Garmin's Director of OEM & Mobile Marketing.

The Mercedes- Benz StreetPilot III (nüvi 760) has been designed with a special dashboard mount integrated into the vehicles electronics allowing for easy access to the touch screen controls and a clear view of the maps and navigational instructions. The design of the in-car mount wires it directly into the car's electronics meaning there are no visible power cables.

The StreetPilot III (nüvi 760) offers a large 4.3" bright widescreen which is easily readable in bright sunlight and has some of the most advanced navigational functions available. Including, traffic avoidance, safety camera alerts and hands free calling via a Bluetooth connection. As the system is integrated into the vehicle's electronics all spoken directions are via the car speakers, muting the radio as the voice guidance speaks the street names as well as directions.

The units has all the latest Mercedes-Benz dealerships within its extensive POI database accessed via a touch button on the 'where to' menu page with the nearest dealer displayed first. Also, features include 'automatic position marking', where the device remembers where the car is parked and help drivers find their way back to the vehicle in unfamiliar surroundings.

Touching the vehicle icon brings up information on 'where am I?' giving the nearest address, longitude & latitude points and junction, police station, hospitals and fuel stations. There is also full seven digit postcode search, multipoint route planning and a tracklog function for viewing routes in Google Earth.

The StreetPilot III (nüvi 760) is super slim and lightweight making it easy to fit in a jacket pocket or bag, The unit can also be removed and used in other cars, with the optional power cable and suction cup or for pedestrian navigation.The design of the unit was developed in collaboration with Mercedes- Benz. Customers should consult local Mercedes-Benz affiliates for the price of installation.

This is the sixth European car manufacturer account that Garmin has won business with over the last two years and highlights the demand for customized portable navigation solutions from within the automotive channel. Drawing upon a breadth of experience gained from within the aviation and marine OEM sectors, Garmin currently supplies its navigation products to Volvo Car Corporation, BMW AG & Mini, Ford Europe and Honda Accessories.

About Garmin

The global leader in satellite navigation, Garmin Ltd. and its subsidiaries have designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation, communication and information devices and applications since 1989 - most of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin's products serve automotive, mobile, wireless, outdoor recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM applications. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in the Cayman Islands, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.

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