Pioneer announced their latest “Cyber Navi” car navigation system with head-up display using AR-tech. a world first for the combo: http://bit.ly/OdVAxB
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Pioneer Corp announced a car navigation system that is equipped with a head-up display (HUD) and displays augmented-reality (AR) information in front of the driver May 8, 2012.
The car navigation system, “Cyber Navi,” comes in two models: “AVIC-VH99HUD” (1D + 1D unit), which is a high-end model, and “AVIC-ZH99HUD” (2D unit). Both of them will be released in late July 2012. Though there are no manufacturer’s suggested retail prices, the expected retail prices of the VH99 and ZH99 are ¥320,000 (approx US$4,006) and 300,000, respectively.
Pioneer claims that the Cyber Navi is the world’s first AR-enabled car navigation system using an HUD. The company exhibited a prototyped HUD at CEATEC Japan 2011, which took place in October 2011.
The HUD displays an 90 x 30cm (about 37-inch) color image about 3m ahead of the driver. Its pixel count, brightness and drive frequency are 720 x 260, up to 12,000cd/m2 and 20-24Hz, respectively, Pioneer said.
The HUD is attached in the position of the sun visor on the side of the driver’s seat. It can be installed in about 70% of existing cars, the company said. The names of vehicles that support the HUD are scheduled to be announced on the company’s Website in late May 2012. Bluetooth is used for data communication between the HUD and main body of the car navigation system. Full story via TechOn.