To Ford Motor Co. for its partnership with Clarion Corporation of America

Next Generation Navigation System

This major evolution for in-vehicle, real-time interface between audio, graphics and data became a reality because of the close relationship between Clarion Corp of America and Ford Motor Company during an extended product development process. The combined efforts created a series of firsts in integration, real time information feeds, voice recognition multi-language software and Human Machine Interface (HMI). Along the way Clarion and Ford reworked the rules of collaboration in that they successfully operated together dealing with other global software and electronics companies such as Microsoft and Sirius. The working relationships established by the joint development teams provide a model for future technologies and in-vehicle software efforts.