A Proven OEM Leader

Garmin, the global leader in satellite navigation, designs, manufactures and markets GPS navigation devices for use in aviation, automotive, marine, outdoor and fitness. Garmin products unite innovative technology with a tradition of proven performance and reliability.

JD Power Award

For the past two years, Garmin has finished at the top of the J.D. Power and Associates’ rankings for customer satisfaction in factory-installed navigation systems

JD Power Award

J.D. Power and Associates also ranked Garmin the #1 Automotive OEM Navigation Supplier for the 2012 and 2013 model years.    

CNET Finalist 2013

The Garmin K2 platform was chosen as a finalist for the 2013 CNET Best of CES Awards in the Car Tech category.

Garmin extends its legendary engineering expertise as OEM (original equipment manufacturer) for the automotive, aviation and marine industries. Garmin OEM partners include BMW, Chrysler, Mercedes Benz, Suzuki, Volvo, Bombardier, Cessna, Cirrus, Embraer, Chaparral & Robalo, Cigarette, Edgewater, and Ranger Tug.

The Automotive OEM Advantage

From simple removable solutions to full vehicle integration, Garmin can develop and manufacture a system that meets your specifications. Garmin software and hardware infotainment platforms not only provide best-in-class navigation but can also include audio and climate control functions, digital instrumentation, and smartphone integration.

Collaborative Approach, Customized Solutions

For every automotive OEM partner, Garmin delivers in-car technologies and intuitive user interfaces customized to meet manufacturers’ specific requirements. Every Garmin OEM partner is assigned a dedicated team that works collaboratively to design and manufacture complete, highly-customized solutions.

Garmin provides automotive solutions across the globe, designing systems that meet the unique needs of each market. With engineering centers at multiple locations across the United States, Europe and Asia-Pacific, Garmin is able to offer local, on-site support.

Garmin is expanding the auto industry’s vision of what an instrument panel can do to make driving easier, safer and more enjoyable. With data collected from an in-house driving simulator, Garmin works to minimize driver distraction. And, the Garmin K2 digital “glass cockpit” sets new standards for infotainment integration and usability.

Infotainment Solutions


The Lenexa Concept

  • Features smart knobs for physical control of dedicated functions: navigation, media player, climate control and smartphone connectivity
  • Tangible controls rely on muscle memory for quick, intuitive use
  • Prioritizes most-used features on top level of user interface
  • Combines physical controls with the latest technology to minimize instances of the driver looking away from the road
  • Eye tracking simulation counted far fewer and faster driver glances with Lenexa versus primarily touchscreen user interface
  • Scored “A+” in all 3 categories of System Usability Score (SUS), including Overall, Learnability and Usability

Lenexa Infotainment Concept: The Test Results Are In

Navigation Hardware, Including Navigation Module and Boards

  • Rugged black box or daughter board for AV attachment or integration
  • Full Garmin navigation
  • Optional connected services
  • Optional remote or touchscreen user interface (UI)
  • Customizable UI


Software Solutions for Full Navigation

  • Software Development Kit (SDK)
  • Advanced 3D graphics
  • Over-the-air (OTA) map and software updates

Customization of Integrated Personal Navigation Devices

  • Customized for target vehicle
  • Stylized trim-keyed mount
  • Audio integration
  • CAN Bus integration
  • Traffic services integration
  • Dealer points of interest (POI) and splash screens

To learn more, email Garmin Automotive OEM Business Development.