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Sirius unveils new Data Services: Personal Weather, Fuel Prices and Movie Times

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Sirius Traffic

Sirius Satellite Radio unveiled their latest offerings in advanced satellite-based data services for in-vehicle GPS navigation systems.

Currently available for the Alpine SIR-ALP10T SiriusConnect tuner, these new Sirius Data services provide information such as weather, local fuel prices and movie time information direct to your vehicle. The SIRALP10T is compatible with all Alpine satellite-ready headunts, and can interface with the Alpine NVE-N872A navigation system to deliver traffic data for 79 markets nationwide (requires navigation software version NVD-A801 to receive data service features).

MSRP is $299.99 for the SIRALPT10T, and it's available at retail... now.

See more in-person photos and info after the jump...

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You can receive current weather conditions.

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As well as forecast weather. This is essentially using the same information as the more advanced Sirius Weather services used for marine applications, but the interface is made more friendly for the average consumer.


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You can also locate local gas stations.

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And view their current prices.

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You can set search parameters to only show gas stations that are within a specific price range as well.


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In addition to weather, you can receive local movie information based on your geo-location.

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Local movie theaters, times and showings are all available direct from your car.

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7 Comments

Wow! Just when you thought they went up a notch with all the new products recently they blow us away with this. Simply awesome...Once this merger goes through we'll have both gps services, how kick ass is that...NAB must be shaking in their skirts this week..

Ryan, since you live in NYC what do you think about that proposed toll of 8 bucks to enter NYC? Agree?

Wow! Just when you thought they went up a notch with all the new products recently they blow us away with this. Simply awesome...Once this merger goes through we'll have both gps services, how kick ass is that...NAB must be shaking in their skirts this week..

Ryan, since you live in NYC what do you think about that proposed toll of 8 bucks to enter NYC? Agree?

Definitely sounds like a cool device...Wonder how they go about getting accurate fuel prices to send to the unit.

The "congestion tax" thing? It stinks and I don't like it. NYC is ridiculously expensive enough.

(Just for clarification, I live in CT and work in NYC.)

I'd imagine that Sirius is getting gas prices from http://www.gasbuddy.com/ or somesuch service...

If it's gasbuddy, which also tracks Canadian prices, I wonderif Sirius Canada will also offer the service (IIRC, the Canadian satrad providers are prohibited from offering traffic data, but I haven't heard about other varieties of data)...

Sirius certainly seems to be getting their act together on the tech side. Wow.

Availability for Europe ?