Garmin has worked out with BMW where Garmin will produce custom navigation systems for the BMW 1 and 3-Series based on their Nuvi 360. BMW will offer its customers a special docking station on the car’s instrument panel for the Nuvi navigation system, avoiding any cables or wires running to and from the cigarette lighter.
‘includes a customized mounting bracket that allows owners to mount the nÃ¼vi directly to the interior trim on the instrument panel, rather than to the windshield via a suction cup mount like traditional Garmin portable navigation systems”¦ The special bracket is powered by BMW”s onboard network and eliminates the need for exposed power cables. The mount charges the nÃ¼vi”s built-in battery so that the device may also be used outside of the car when navigating a city as a pedestrian.’
The Nuvi 360 currently sells for $322 and features Bluetooth technology and the capabilities to play mp3s. No word on how much BMW will charge for the option. We totally think this a dumb idea. We rather go for the Package that includes the navigation and call it a day, unless where saving over $400.
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