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History
 

Horizon Navigation Company History

1989 - Zexel Japan establishes Zexel Innovation navigation development office in Silicon Valley.
- 1st licensee of Navteq.
1991 - 1st Fleet Navigation Systems at Avis San Jose.
1994 - 1st Original Equipment Navigation System in USA with Oldsmobile.
1996 - 1st Large Volume Navigation Fleet at Hertz® (partnership with Rockwell).
- 1st Navigation system in USA with Real Time Traffic.
1998 - Zexel Japan sells Zexel Innovation to Visteon Automotive.
- Chrysler-Mopar Navigation System Dealer Option(Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge).
- Porsche Boxster Navigation System for Europe developed in partnership with Siemens.
1999 - Visteon NavMate aftermarket system debuts.
2001 - Ford Navigation Radio for Europe (with Real Time Traffic) launched.
- #1 Nav System Supplier as selected by Automotive Industries Magazine
2002 - Lincoln/Ford Navigation Radio for N.A.
2003 - Navigation system for China developed (partnership with Nextech).
2004 - Cobra Electronics NavONE portable navigation system powered by Horizon software.
- Ford Escape Navigation Radio integrates navigation, audio, and vehicle diagnostics.
2005 - Dual XNAV navigation box launchs with TeleAtlas map data.
- NavMate DV400 DVD nav, HD500 hard drive nav, PN600 portable nav launched
- Mercury Mariner Navigation Radio, Clarion N.I.C.E. navigation with satellite radio debuts.
2006 - Audiovox, Caliber, Philips PNDs developed. Valor AVN launched.
2007 - Zenec AVN, Nissan South Africa, Russia and India navigation systems developed.

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