Alpine Electronics launched this week a new XM Satellite Radio XM Navtraffic data receiver module, the HCE-100XM. Connected to the equally evocatively-named NVE-N872A Alpine nav system (pictured), the new unit provides continuously updated traffic information on top of the nav system's turn-by-turn directions.
Traffic coverage is currently available in 31 major U.S. metro areas (by subscription). Traffic alerts include:
- color-coded traffic congestion levels along major highways
- incident icons along the route, for congestion-causing traffic accidents or road construction
- re-routing options for faster, more efficient routes.
Go to alpine-usa.com for more info.