|[September 10, 2013]
Next-generation Sony AV Center integrates TomTom navigation
FRANKFURT, Germany --(Business Wire)--
Sony will integrate TomTom (News - Alert) maps and navigation into the new Sony AV
Center in-dash infotainment system. Drivers will benefit from TomTom
turn-by-turn navigation including IQ Routes, for the quickest routes and
most accurate arrival times.
The Sony AV Center TomTom app includes a map of Western Europe and many
useful navigation features. Multi-stop routes enable drivers to plan
multiple stops on one route, and eco routes save drivers money on fuel.
Spoken street names, Advanced Lane Guidance and easy map updates are
"Sony's audiovisual expertise and TomTom navigation are an excellent
combination for drivers," says Charles Cautley, Managing Director
Automotive at TomTom. "We're delighted to have been selected by Sony
as the navigation provider for the next generation of AV Center. Drivers
have a fantastic new way to experience the best navigation, while
enjoying excellent sound quality and other great multimedia features."
The Sony AV Center has a high-resolution, 6.1" / 15.5 cm WVGA screen for
a brighter and clearer view of TomTom maps. In addition, the App Remote
allows drivers to access their smartphone apps and content from the
"With TomTom navigation built in, the new Sony AV Center gives
drivers everything they want from in-car infotainment," says
Tomohiro Suko, General Manager at Sony Europe. "We know we can trust
TomTom to provide Sony customers with a world-class navigation
experience, and have been very impressed by TomTom maps and routing
The Sony AV Center XNV-KIT602 will be demonstrated at the Frankfurt IAA
2013 motor show today.
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Notes for editors
Pricing and Availability
The Sony AV Center XAV-602BT will be available from October 2013 in
North America and from 2014 in Europe.
The GPS module can be purchased in a bundle with the Sony AV Center, or
individually as an optional accessory.
Sony AV Center XNV-KIT602 TomTom navigation features
The next-generation Sony AV Center, model XNV-KIT602, integrates TomTom
navigation through a separate GPS module, XA-NV300T. The TomTom
navigation app is pre-installed on the device. Maps are stored on an SD
card in the GPS module.
Features of the TomTom app include:
Western Europe map
Navigate door-to-door across Western
Europe. Maps are stored on an SD card, so drivers don't need a data
signal, or roaming, to stay on the right path.
Easy map updates
Easily update the TomTom map via the
system's SD card.
The world's biggest database of real travel
times is built in. This means that drivers get the fastest routes and
the most accurate arrival times.
Drivers can plan multiple stops into one
route and know their final ETA.
These fuel-efficient routes save drivers money
and reduce their impact on the environment.
Advanced Lane Guidance
Clearly shows drivers which lane to
take at junctions so they don't miss their turning.
Spoken street names
To help drivers keep their eyes on the
road, spoken instructions include street names to make turnings even
See, and navigate, better. When driving by
night, the screen's brightness will automatically dim, so drivers can
keep their eyes on the road.
Founded in 1991, TomTom (TOM2) is a leading provider of navigation and
location-based products and services. TomTom maps, traffic information
and navigation technology power automotive in-dash systems, mobile
devices, web based applications and government and business solutions.
TomTom also designs and manufactures its own location-based products
including portable navigation devices and fleet management solutions, as
well as GPS-enabled sports watches.
Headquartered in Amsterdam, TomTom has 3,500 employees worldwide and
sells its products in over 35 countries.
For further information, please visit www.tomtom.com.
Sony is a leading global innovator of audio, video, communications and
information technology products for both the consumer and professional
markets. Sony is renowned for its audiovisual products, such as the
BRAVIA™ LCD high-definition (HD) television, Cyber-shot™ digital camera,
Handycam® camcorder, "a" (pronounced Alpha) digital SLR camera, Sony
Tablet and Walkman® MP3 player as well as its VAIO™ personal computers
and 3D HD professional broadcast equipment.
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"BRAVIA" and "XDCAM" are registered trademarks or trademarks of Sony
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