65.1 mln car navigation systems to ship by 2012

Consumers’ appetite for car navigation and Global Position Systems (GPSs) has become voracious, causing worldwide shipments of automotive navigation systems to more than triple from 2006 to 2012, iSuppli predicts. The raised awareness of navigation is now having an uplifting effect on all types of systems, including line-fit units, with iSuppli forecasting total market shipments of 65.1 mln navigation systems by 2012, more than three times the 19.8 mln shipped in 2006.