Subaru Names Magellan Its Smartphone-based Cloud Navigation Partner

Posted by at 7:19 pm on January 4, 2016

magellanlogoMagellan SmartGPS Navigation to Power Future Subaru Vehicles Equipped with the Subaru Starlink Platform Powered by Clarion’s Smart Access System

Magellan’s SmartGPS navigation has been selected to be included with Subaru vehicles featuring the Subaru Starlink platform. The Subaru Starlink infotainment systems, available in Subaru vehicles, utilize Clarion’s advanced Smart Access cloud connectivity platform to seamlessly sync and control cloud-based applications directly through the infotainment system’s screen, providing immediate access to Magellan’s SmartGPS navigation.

Designed to support both Apple iOS and Android smartphones, the Subaru Starlink app brings continuously updated cloud applications to the vehicle’s center stack display.  Drivers can then access all Starlink approved apps and services effortlessly, including Magellan’s SmartGPS, allowing for safe access and display on the vehicle’s touch panel.

Magellan SmartGPS navigation will be available on future Subaru models.

SmartGPS Navigation Software
Magellan’s SmartGPS navigation iOS and Android apps for connected car bring Magellan’s proven smartphone navigation to Subaru vehicles by connecting to the Subaru Starlink platform.  The SmartGPS navigation app provides a voice-guided full navigation.  As a GPS industry pioneer, Magellan’s navigation and routing engines have been developed and proven through years of R&D and testing.

“Magellan is honored that its SmartGPS navigation has been selected by a company as innovative and well-known as Subaru to be the GPS navigation solution for its future vehicles,” commented Pierre Parent, President of Magellan. “This partnership gives Subaru customers access to our award winning navigation, which provides added value to Subaru’s award winning vehicles.”

Magellan’s SmartGPS navigation for Subaru will use an advanced cloud-based mapping solution.  This ensures customers that their maps for GPS navigation are never outdated. Using a Starlink phone app to “connect to the dash”, Subaru customers can safely and easily use their Magellan SmartGPS navigation app on the infotainment touch panel.

“Magellan has been a great partner throughout the process of us working together to bring their premium navigation solution to Subaru’s Starlink platform,” stated Allen H. Gharapetian, Vice President of Marketing & Product Planning for Clarion Corporation of America.  “We only provide the finest and most innovative solutions to our key customers such as Subaru so we feel confident that Magellan’s SmartGPS navigation apps will be an excellent addition to the Subaru Starlink platform powered by Clarion’s Smart Access.”

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