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May 7, 2009, Tokyo, Japan - Pioneer Corporation announced today the Air Navi AVIC-T20, a portable car navigation system that supports a communications module, which allows users to easily enjoy a wealth of useful driving information contents provided by communications services both prior to and during drive, for the Japanese market. Pioneer plans to launch the new Air Navi AVIC-T20 in late June, 2009 with no retail price suggested.
As well as boasting improved basic performance over its acclaimed predecessor as a portable car navigation device, the AVIC-T20 offers a wealth of functions, including easier access to and use of information services with the "Widget" function, which is the first in car navigation system*1. This feature allows users to view dynamic information-service content directly on the navigation screen by selecting from dedicated Widget icons on the map screen.
The release of the new Air Navi will boost potential demand for car navigation systems through easy access to and use of a wealth of content provided by communications services, as well as promising to further expand the telematics market.
1 ) "Widget" function, the first in car navigation system*1, for streamlined view of information service content
By touching individual Widget icons on the map screen, the user can pull up lists and relevant maps on the screen that provide detailed information and allow destinations to be easily input. (It is possible only with ignition off, except for the Weather Report Widget)
< Information services available via Widget icons >
The above services are available when a dedicated communications module is used with the AVIC-T20.*3
2 ) Improved screen display and basic operation
3 ) Suction-typed monitor-mounting stand for one-touch and cool installation