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Thursday, May 09, 2013
Pioneer CYBER NAVI Car Navigation Systems Share Street Images With Remote Cars


Pioneer is advancing one of its core businesses with a new car navigation system, which uses dashboard cameras to scan the road ahead for approaching street signs and other cars and shares images of road conditions with other vehicles.

The latest CYBER NAVI supports the new "Smart Loop eye" information sharing service, which combines the "Smart Loop Probe Information System" that utilizes communication functions with driving information from users employing on-board cameras. When cars travel through preset locations throughout Japan, Pioneer's system will automatically snap and upload images using its camera. These can be viewed by other drivers using the same system to check real-time traffic and road conditions. The preset locations will include crowded intersections, popular driving spots, and highway on-ramps, and more will be added on an ad hoc basis to cover traffic jams and other occurrences.

As the system supports the AR HUD (Head-up Display) unit, which displays information overlaid in front of the windscreen, drivers can track the essential information instantly with minimal eye movement, keeping their focus on the road.

Pioneer has also improved the performance of the "AR Scouter Mode", which detects necessary information and projects it as AR information on the top of the real scenery. The unit is equipped with a new "Pedestrian Crossing Advance Warning" function. What's more, with the inclusion of the new voice-operated "Free word Voice Search" online search function, drivers can easily search for facilities and other information by just using keywords that come to their minds, without having to perform complex input operations.

The "Cyber Navi" system also includes image recognition software to identify potential hazards like crosswalks, which it overlays with large warning icons on its LCD screen. The system also tracks the car immediately in front of the driver and calculates the distance between the two vehicles.

The system will be released in June in several different versions. The heads-up display can be purchased separately for use with existing Pioneer car navigation systems for ¥105,000 (US$1,000).

All such systems will require a special wireless access point to connect to the Internet to share road condition photos and download newly updated map information. The wireless device runs on NTT DoCoMo's 3G "FOMA" network and costs ¥26,250 with three years of unlimited data.























Product Model Recommended retail price Release period
¦ 1D+1D main unit type
7" wide screen VGA terrestrial digital TV/DVD-V/CD/Bluetooth/USB/SD/tuner with 5.1 channel support, DSP AV all-in-one HDD navigation cruise scouter unit, AR HUD unit set AVIC-VH0009HUD Open price June
7" wide screen VGA terrestrial digital TV/DVD-V/CD/Bluetooth/USB/SD/tuner with 5.1 channel support, DSP AV all-in-one HDD navigation cruise scouter unit set AVIC-VH0009CS Open price Early June
7" wide screen VGA terrestrial digital TV/DVD-V/CD/Bluetooth/USB/SD/tuner with 5.1 channel support, DSP AV all-in-one HDD navigation AVIC-VH0009 Open price Early June
¦ 2D main unit type
7" wide screen VGA terrestrial digital TV/DVD-V/CD/Bluetooth/USB/SD/tuner with 5.1 channel support, DSP AV all-in-one HDD navigation cruise scouter unit, AR HUD unit set AVIC-ZH0009HUD Open price June
7" wide screen VGA terrestrial digital TV/DVD-V/CD/Bluetooth/USB/SD/tuner with 5.1 channel support, DSP AV all-in-one HDD navigation cruise scouter unit set AVIC-ZH0009CS Open price Early June
7" wide screen VGA terrestrial digital TV/DVD-V/CD/Bluetooth/USB/SD/tuner with 5.1 channel support, DSP AV all-in-one HDD navigation AVIC-ZH0009 Open price Early June
7" wide screen VGA terrestrial digital TV/DVD-V/CD/Bluetooth/USB/SD/tuner, DSP AV all-in-one HDD navigation AVIC-ZH0007 Open price Early June

 

Product
Model
Suggested retail price (including tax)
Release period
AR HUD unit
ND-HUD2
?105,000
June
Cruise Scouter unit
ND-CS3
?52,500
Early June

Main specifications

 
AVIC-
VH0009HUD
/VH0009CS
AVIC-
ZH0009HUD
/ZH0009CS
AVIC-
VH0009
AVIC-
ZH0009
AVIC-
ZH0007
¦Main navigation unit (common components)
Maximum
consumption
10 A
Voltage
DC 14.4 V (voltages between 10.8 V and 15.1 V can be used)
¦GPS component ?
reception protocol
12 channel multichannel reception protocol
¦Audio component ?
maximum output
50 W ? 4 channels
¦DVD player component
Region code
2
Supported disks
DVD(VIDEO MODE?VR MODE)?DVD-R(DL)?DVD-RW?CD-ROM?CD-DA?CD-R/RW
MP3 decoding
formats
MPEG-1?2?2.5 AUDIO LAYER-3
WMA decoding
formats
Ver.7, 8, 9 (2 channel audio)
AAC decoding
formats
MPEG-4 AAC (only files encoded using iTunes version 10.01.22 or earlier versions)
AVI decoding
formats
MPEG-4 Video+MP3 ?MPEG-4 Video+AC3
¦AM /FM tuner component
Reception frequency
bands
FM:76.0 ~ 90.0 MHz?AM:522 ~ 1,629 kHz
¦Terrestrial digital TV tuner component
Broadcast
protocol
(Japanese) terrestrial digital broadcast protocol
Channels
received
470 MHz to 710 MHz (UHF channel 13 to channel 52)
¦TV monitor component
Screen size
7" widescreen VGA
Number of
effective pixels
1,152,000 pixels (800 wide x 480 high x 3 colors (RGB))
LCD type
TFT active matrix
¦AR HUD unit
Inclusions
Included (sold separately for the VH0009CS)
Included (sold separately for the ZH0009CS)
Not
included
(sold separately)
Not
included
(sold separately)
Not
included
(sold separately)
Maximum electric
power consumption
1 A
-
Voltage
DC 14.4 V (voltages between 10.8 V and 15.1 V can be used)
-
Light source
RGB laser light source
-
Number of
effective pixels
202,800 pixels (780 W?260 H)
-
Upgrade media
microSD memory cards and microSDHC memory cards (Version 2.0) supported
-
Connection
protocols
Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
-
¦Cruise scouter unit
Inclusions
Included
Included
Not
included
(sold separately)
Not
included
(sold separately)
Un-corresponding
Maximum electric
power consumption
1 A
-
Voltage
DC 14.4 V (voltages between 10.8 V and 15.1 V can be used)
-
Video output by
the camera
Orthoscopic
-
Image sensor
Color 1/2.7 inch CMOS sensor
-
Number of
effective pixels
About 100 megapixels
-
Lens
Wide angle; Focal length: f=4.3 mm; F value: 2.0
-
Angle of view
Horizontal: about 69°; Vertical: about 40°
-
¦Data communication module
Inclusions
Included
Included
Not
included
(sold separately)
Not
included
(sold separately)
Not
included
(sold separately)
¦Dimensions
Dimensions of
the monitor
component
(W?H?D)
178mm ? 50mm ? 165mm
-
178mm ? 50mm ? 165mm
-
-
Dimensions of
the navigation
component
(W?H?D)
178mm ? 50mm ? 151mm
178mm ? 100mm ? 165mm
178mm ? 50mm ? 151mm
178mm ? 100mm ? 165mm
178mm ? 100mm ? 165mm
Dimensions of
the AR HUD unit
(W?H?D)
Main unit: 260mm ? 123mm ? 257mm;
Combiner component: 260mm ? 75mm ? 5mm
-
Dimensions of
the Cruise
Scouter unit
(W?H?D)
Camera component (including the cover): 41mm ? 40mm ? 42mm;
Main unit: 121mm ? 100mm ? 22mm
-
Dimensions of
the data
communication
module
(W?H?D)
27mm ? 87mm ? 11mm
-
¦Weight
Monitor
component
2.0 kg
-
2.0 kg
-
-
Navigation
component
1.3 kg
2.6 kg
1.3 kg
2.6 kg
2.6 kg
AR HUD unit
950 g (including the stay)
-
Cruise Scouter
unit
Camera component (including the cover): 260 g; Main unit: 450 g
-
Data
communication
module
25 g
-


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