Pioneer's Revolutionary Navigation System
Pioneer's AVIC-9DVD navigation product has generated a lot of excitement in retail navigation outlets.
The system supports DVD video playback as well as navigation—more cost effective for the customer and installation staff. A customer cannot watch a movie and use the navigation system simultaneously (as there is only one DVD drive), thus reducing liability issues. Pioneer's 3-D Hybrid Sensor, when connected to the vehicle speed pulse or vehicle speed sensor wire, allows the navigation system to monitor all three dimensions: height (up/down), speed (distance), and direction (left/right). The sensor, acting as an inclinometer, senses and corrects distance errors providing pin-point accuracy. Its algorithm also detects confusing areas such as tunnels and multi-level parking structures which have been known to 'screw up' other navigation systems. A G-force sensor in the 3-D Hybrid Sensor can be used as an alternative to obtaining the speed pulse or VSS wire—an especially useful alternative for older vehicles or custom hot rods with a mechanical speedometer cable, or even newer vehicles with multiplexed vehicle speed sensor data. Finally, a high-quality voice recognition engine reduces driver distraction.
Pioneer's Keith Burnett said, "Our goal was to make a navigation system that is practical and easy to use. We've made dramatic improvements to make this the most advanced navigation system on the market."