Mobile Navigation - Moving in a Clear Direction
By Jamie Latshaw
There seems to be no question that DVD-based navigation is, ultimately, the way to go. However, until price points are more reasonable, CD-based navigation is still the format of choice for the majority of manufacturers (that is, the majority of the few manufacturers who are currently playing in this category in the United State).
In Japan, where navigation is more mass market, Sanyo, Pioneer and Panasonic join Alpine in the DVD navigation market. Here in the states, however, there are fewer options, fewer players and higher prices. But all of that is set to change.