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Source: Press Release
Date Posted: July 16, 2007

WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- XM Satellite Radio today announced that its real-time NavTraffic service for GPS navigation will add 29 new markets providing data to a total of 79 major and secondary North American markets, beginning July 31
The 29 new XM NavTraffic markets include: Albany, NY; Albuquerque, NM; Allentown, PA; Birmingham, AL; Colorado Springs, CO; Dayton, OH; Grand Rapids, MI; Greensboro, NC; Greenville, SC; Harrisburg, PA; Lancaster-York, PA; Lincoln, NE; Little Rock, AR; Louisville, KY; Mobile, AL; Naples, FL; New Orleans, LA; Oklahoma City, OK; Omaha, NE; Portsmouth, NH; Raleigh, NC; Richmond, VA; Rochester, NY; Spokane, WA; Syracuse, NY; Toledo, OH; Tucson, AZ; Tulsa, OK; and Wilkes Barre, PA. Drivers in these cities will be able to learn about traffic incidents such as accidents, road closures or construction as they occur in real-time. In addition, Houston, TX; Sacramento, CA; San Francisco, CA; and St. Louis, MO, now have expanded incident and traffic flow coverage across each metro area.
Below is a Coverage Map for XM Radio Nav Traffic
XM Satellite Radio NavTraffic feeds data on incidents directly to the vehicle's GPS navigation system alerting the driver to blockages directly on the navigation screen. XM Satellite Radio NavTraffic also provides information on traffic flow where available. Traffic data is aggregated by NAVTEQ Traffic from data sources that include police and emergency services, commercial traffic data providers, road sensors, traffic cameras, eyewitness reports, and real- time aircraft surveillance reports.
The XM NavTraffic service is available as a factory-installed feature on new, 2008 models from Acura (MDX, RDX, RL, TL), Cadillac (CTS), Infiniti (G35, G37, QX56), Lexus (LS, LX), and Nissan (Altima, Armada, Pathfinder), as well as through a number of aftermarket and handheld units from Alpine, Garmin, Kenwood and Pioneer Electronics. XM NavTraffic is expected to be available in 200,000 vehicles by the end of the 2008 calendar year.
In addition to the 29 new markets available July 31, XM NavTraffic subscribers in the U.S. can also view traffic data in the following metro areas where service is already available: Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX; Baltimore, MD; Boston, MA; Buffalo - Niagara Falls, NY; Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Dallas - Ft. Worth, TX; Denver - Boulder, CO; Detroit, MI; Fresno, CA; Hartford - New Britain - Middletown, CT; Houston - Galveston, TX; Indianapolis, IN; Jacksonville, FL; Kansas City, KS; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Memphis, TN; Miami - Ft. Lauderdale - Hollywood, FL; Milwaukee - Racine, WI; Minneapolis - St. Paul, MN; Montreal, QB; Nashville, TN; New York, NY; Norfolk - Virginia Beach - Newport News, VA; Orlando, FL; Philadelphia, PA; Phoenix, AZ; Pittsburgh, PA; Portland, OR; Providence - Warwick - Pawtucket, RI; Sacramento, CA; Salt Lake City, UT; Sarasota - Bradenton, FL; San Antonio, TX; San Diego, CA; San Francisco - Oakland, CA; San Jose, CA; Seattle - Tacoma, WA; St. Louis, MO; Tampa - St. Petersburg - Clearwater, FL; Toronto, ON; Vancouver, BC; Washington, DC; West Palm Beach - Boca Raton, FL; and Wilmington, DE.