Magellan Recognized as TU-Automotive Awards 2016 Finalist

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 3, 2016 – Magellan today announced that it has been named a TU-Automotive Awards 2016 finalist for its eXplorist TRX7 off-road navigator. These awards recognize the leaders pushing the connected car industry forward through innovation, industry engagement and quality products and services. The eXplorist TRX7 is a TU-Automotive Awards 2016 finalist in the Best Aftermarket Telematics Product/Service category.

Magellan's new eXplorist TRX7 is the most fully-loaded, affordable and purpose-built off-road navigator for adventuring

Magellan’s new eXplorist TRX7 is the most fully-loaded, affordable and purpose-built off-road navigator for adventuring

Designed for off-road enthusiasts, the Magellan eXplorist TRX7 is the most complete off-road navigation device. It offers the most comprehensive trail database, improved driver safety, a superior user experience with detailed 3D maps, and community-generated tracks at an exceptional out-of-the-box value.

The device features a 7″ high-resolution touchscreen protected by a ruggedized IP67 shock-resistant casing, includes a genuine RAM mount (depending on model), hi-res (to 10 meters) 3D and 2D topo base map views, and an easy to use interface for following trails, recording tracks, and marking waypoints. Crowd-sourced tracks provide a constantly updating library, allowing users to plan adventures, add pictures and comments, and share with other off-roaders. The TRX7 includes many safety features such as Backtrack, Off-trail Notifications and Waypoint alerts to ensure a fun and safe off-road experience. The device also comes preloaded with over 44,000 designated OHV trails, making it the most all-inclusive and purpose-built GPS navigator available for off-road enthusiasts.

“The TU-Automotive Awards are the most prestigious and anticipated awards in the connected car and automotive technology industry, and we are very proud to be recognized as a 2016 finalist,” said Stig Pedersen, associate vice president of product management for Magellan. “The recognition is a reflection of our continued commitment to bring innovative GPS navigation devices of the highest quality to market.”

TU-Automotive is the reference point and communications hub for the evolving automotive technology segment as it converges with consumer electronics, mobile and IoT to re-define connectivity, mobility and autonomous use-cases. With 10 categories designed to highlight established and emerging companies, the TU-Automotive Awards attract over 400 nominations from all over the world. The winners will be revealed during a glamorous party on June 7th at the Hyatt Place Hotel in Novi, Michigan, the day before the annual TU-Automotive Detroit Conference and Exhibition.

About Magellan
Headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, MiTAC Digital Corporation, manufacturer of the Magellan (www.magellangps.com) brand of portable GPS navigation devices, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MiTAC International Corporation. Magellan, the industry leader for innovative GPS navigation devices since 1986, globally markets award-winning products in multiple categories including auto, RV, commercial, outdoor, fitness and mobile. Continuing its spirit of innovation, Magellan is developing new cloud-based technologies, OEM and B-to-B solutions to meet the changing needs of today’s consumers. Follow Magellan on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.