The unit also comes with a built-in front-view camera with wide-angle lens, which allows the unit to function as a driving recorder. The camera also enables the unit to provide Safe Driving Support Service by detecting, through unique image-sensing technology, crossing lane or when the vehicle ahead starts moving, and by detecting unsafe driving with a built-in sensor.
It also functions as a Wi-Fi access point, allowing the use of Wi-Fi compatible terminals in the vehicle, such as tablets and game consoles.
The unit is also ready for the installation of dedicated applications, which allows it to be used for a wide range of business purposes. Examples include fleet management with the use of the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), built-in sensor, and communication function.
The unit can be mounted on the rearview mirror without being constrained by the dashboard shape or space. It comes with an LCD with a 5-inch capacitive touch panel.
Pioneer plans to commercialize the product within the current fiscal year.
Pioneer will provide information services by combining such in-car units with a large amount of data useful for drivers that is analyzed at its Mobile Telematics Center (cloud infrastructure for automobiles), and with the Voice-Activated Drive Agent technology jointly developed with NTT DOCOMO.