Introducing the world's first component car stereo in 1975 and the world's first GPS car navigation system for consumer market in 1990, Pioneer has always offered products at the forefront of the times. Pioneer's car audio and car navigation products, which incorporate the latest technology and unique ideas, are renowned for their functionality and ease of use, and are the first choice for many customers.
In July 2012 Pioneer launched the Carrozzeria Cyber Navi system with the world's first Head-Up Display (HUD) which projects augmented reality (AR) information in front of the front windscreen. By projecting the information useful for driving, such as route information to a destination and intersection information, on to the scene in front of the drivers' eyes, the system delivers an unprecedented level of driving comfort.
Carrozzeria "Raku-Navi" series satisfy both high performance and usability and develop a wide range of variety from main unit type to portable type systems. "Raku-Navi" series achieved the accumulated shipment of 3,000,000 units (since February of 1998 to May of 2012).
Pioneer has released the Carrozzeria Smartphone link Appli Unit, which allows comfortable use of a smartphone in your car. Various smartphone apps such as car navigation, dining and weather information, music and movie playback and internet radio can all be operated and enjoyed using this in-car device.
Pioneer has released Navi Cradle for using smartphones as fully-fledged car navigation systems. By connecting with a smartphone installed with the docomo Drive Net app, a level of car positioning accuracy comparable to an in-car navigation system can be achieved.
Pioneer brings entertainment to the cars of customers around the globe with its car audio, audio-visual (AV) and speaker systems, which are highly regarded for their high-quality sound, excellent picture quality during playback and advanced designs.
"Smart Loop" is Pioneer's original information network system consisting of three elements: (1) a "car navigation system" , (2) a "network system" , and (3) "collective wisdom" accumulated by the car navigation and network systems. Pioneer is providing the valuable information accumulated by Smart Loop to drivers and is creating new value, utilizing "real-time probe" information from moving vehicles, and "storage-type probe" information such as spot information and all types of setting data related to driving.
Pioneer develops and provides the navigation app for smartphones that incorporates Pioneer's accumulated know-how, as well as apps for connecting to the Internet and for enjoying music and video in the car.