Garmin is famous to those of us on the ground for its automotive products, but the company's satellite-based navigational software has an impact in a variety of industries and has recently passed a variety of important embedded software testing standards to get its software into airplanes throughout the world.
Europe, Canada and Brazil have all approved a variety of Garmin products for use in the air. It's an important accomplishment for the company and another feather in its cap, according to Carl Wolf, vice president of aviation sales and marketing for Garmin.
"Garmin continues a legacy of making significant technological investments to ensure its avionics equipment is available to aircraft operators around the globe," said Wolf. "We design our products with global requirements in mind, and these validations affirm that our products and technologies continue to meet the demands of customers around the world."
Garmin has certainly done its automotive software testing before, and it has systems in vehicles across the country that have helped Americans get from point A to point B without incident. As customers move with ease across huge distances without having to worry about directions anymore, they can once again be reminded of the importance of embedded software - and the testing that makes the product reliable.