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Sirius Traffic Available on 2010 Mercedes Benz Models

Starting with its 2010 model year vehicles equipped with navigation and Sirius satellite radio, German carmaker Mercedes will provide its US customers with the Sirius Traffic service. According to the carmaker, the system will be installed on about 70 percent of its line-up and will come as standard on the S-Klasse, CL-Klasse, CLS-Klasse, and G-Klasse.

"Sirius Traffic will benefit Mercedes-Benz drivers with traffic information to help them navigate through our country's major roadways," Sascha Simon, Department Manager, Advanced Product Planning, Mercedes Benz USA said in a release. "We are pleased to add this service to Sirius' audio entertainment in Mercedes-Benz vehicles."

"Mercedes-Benz is a renowned brand, famous for its exceptional performance and technology," added Steve Cook, Group Vice President and General Manager, Automotive Division, Sirius XM Radio. "Sirius XM is thrilled to make the SIRIUS Traffic service available on new 2010 Mercedes-Benz vehicles."

The Sirius Traffic system provides traffic speed and flow information over Sirius' nationwide satellite radio network. The information relayed to the driver include traffic incidents, scheduled road closings and road construction. It is also integrated with the vehicle's navigation system, allowing the driver to pick the best route based on real-time information.

Sirius Traffic will be available based on a pre-activated six-month trial subscription for Mercedes customers, as well as together with a six-month trial subscription of the "Sirius Everything" satellite radio package.


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