In what is a first for any vehicle brand in Australia, selected models in the FG Falcon range can now be optioned with the Suna Traffic Channel as an integrated feature of its satellite navigation system.
The new technology will allow real-time traffic updates delivered through the navigation system, assisting the driver to avoid traffic congestion and delays.
"As the first car company in Australia to offer Suna Traffic Channel in an integrated vehicle solution, we are extremely pleased to be able to provide such relevant and useable technology to our customers from August production onwards."
The new system gathers traffic information from a range of sources; including traffic control centres, traffic lights, road sensors and probe vehicles, and then transmitted via an FM broadcast.
It can display information such as how long the delay will be, the cause of the delay and the estimated new arrival time.
Currently, the Suna Traffic Channel coverage will only be available in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, with remaining metropolitan areas to be added over the next 24 months.
In addition to the new traffic system, all FG Falcon satellite navigation systems are now equipped with the latest Sensis Whereis Version 15 map data.
Satellite navigation with Suna Traffic Channel is available as an option on all FG Falcon sedans, as well as FG Falcon Ute XR6, XR6 Turbo, XR8 and FPV models, for the recommended retail price of $2,290.