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Pioneer Introduces New CYBER NAVICar Navigation Systems for Japan Market

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May 8, 2013
Pioneer Corporation

Pioneer Introduces New CYBER NAVI
Car Navigation Systems for Japan Market
The new “Smart Loop eye” information service allows drivers to exchange the front view images, automatically recorded by on-board camera

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【AVIC-VH0009HUD】 【AVIC-ZH0009HUD】
Product Model Recommended retail price Release period
■ 1D+1D main unit type
7" wide screen VGA terrestrial digital TV/DVD-V/CD/Bluetooth/USB/SD/tuner with 5.1 channel support, DSP AV all-in-one HDD navigation cruise scouter unit, AR HUD unit set AVIC-VH0009HUD Open price June
7" wide screen VGA terrestrial digital TV/DVD-V/CD/Bluetooth/USB/SD/tuner with 5.1 channel support, DSP AV all-in-one HDD navigation cruise scouter unit set AVIC-VH0009CS Open price Early June
7" wide screen VGA terrestrial digital TV/DVD-V/CD/Bluetooth/USB/SD/tuner with 5.1 channel support, DSP AV all-in-one HDD navigation AVIC-VH0009 Open price Early June
■ 2D main unit type
7" wide screen VGA terrestrial digital TV/DVD-V/CD/Bluetooth/USB/SD/tuner with 5.1 channel support, DSP AV all-in-one HDD navigation cruise scouter unit, AR HUD unit set AVIC-ZH0009HUD Open price June
7" wide screen VGA terrestrial digital TV/DVD-V/CD/Bluetooth/USB/SD/tuner with 5.1 channel support, DSP AV all-in-one HDD navigation cruise scouter unit set AVIC-ZH0009CS Open price Early June
7" wide screen VGA terrestrial digital TV/DVD-V/CD/Bluetooth/USB/SD/tuner with 5.1 channel support, DSP AV all-in-one HDD navigation AVIC-ZH0009 Open price Early June
7" wide screen VGA terrestrial digital TV/DVD-V/CD/Bluetooth/USB/SD/tuner, DSP AV all-in-one HDD navigation AVIC-ZH0007 Open price Early June

【Product Concept】

Pioneer’s Carrozzeria CYBER NAVI has always pursued a spirit of innovation and managed to lead the industry in proposing new value. Equipped with functions that utilize communications and AR, drivers are provided with advanced value.
The latest CYBER NAVI supports the new Smart Loop eye※1 information sharing service, which combines the Smart Loop Probe Information System that utilizes communication functions with driving information from users employing on-board cameras. Using the Cruise Scouter Unit and Communication Module, the traffic situation and other information can be automatically collected and distributed as image information (in the form of still images) and shared between drivers※2※3. This means the traffic situation and other information can be checked using real image information, allowing drivers to enjoy secure and comfortable driving.
As the system supports※4 the AR HUD (Head-up Display) unit, which displays information overlaid in front of the windscreen, drivers can track the essential information instantly while reducing eye movement and refocusing. As well as improving on the performance of the AR Scouter Mode※5, which detects necessary information and projects it as AR information on top of the real scenery, the unit is equipped with a new Pedestrian Crossing Advance Warning function. What’s more, with the inclusion of the new voice-operated Free word Voice Search※6 online search function, drivers can easily search for facilities and other information just by vocalizing the keywords that come to mind, without having to perform complex input operations.
Pioneer will continue to propose various new functions such as the information sharing service utilizing image information to create secure and comfortable car driving experiences.

Also note that the new CYBER NAVI will be put on display ahead of its release at Pioneer Plaza Ginza (http://pioneer-ginza.jp/event_report/2013/05/59-2013new.html ) from Thursday, May 9, 2013.

【YouTube clip explaining the product】

【Key features】

1 ) Supports the new Smart Loop eye information sharing service able to share image information automatically recorded using a dedicated on-board camera with other drivers※2※3

Using the Cruise Scouter Unit and Communication Module, information such as the traffic situation can be automatically collected and distributed as image information (in the form of still images) and shared between drivers※2※3. Locations extracted from the probe information of Smart Loop such as the vicinity of parking lot entrances at popular spots and the area around intersections that often become congested, along with nationwide expressway facilities, are configured as Smart Loop eye spots, and locations from where traffic restriction information is being distributed are also automatically set as temporary spots. Images taken by new CYBER NAVI-equipped cars that pass through each spot can be shared to allow information such as the traffic situation to be checked using real images, enabling drivers to enjoy secure and comfortable driving.

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Image information along the route up to a destination can be displayed in multiple windows on the map. As the display automatically switches to show images from the next spot on the route to be passed through, information can be monitored without any hassle.

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Image information is displayed
in multiple windows
Displays can be switched
to a detail screen

Out of the Smart Loop eye spots from which image information is distributed, the driver can register up to ten spots they often pass through. Drivers can also search for Smart Loop eye spots near their vehicle’s location or any location they designate.

2 ) Supports the AR HUD (Head-up Display) unit, which displays necessary information overlaid in front of the windscreen※4

Projecting necessary information which is useful to the driver in front of the windscreen and overlaid on top the real scenery reduces driver eye movement and refocusing. All new models, including the latest AVIC-ZH0007, support the AR HUD unit.

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AR HUD unit The display, which is projected about
three meters in front of the driver's
eyes, is 90 cm across and 30 cm high,
roughly equivalent to a 37 inch display

・HUD driver mode

image HUD driver mode displays information about the distance to the vehicle in front and the route to the destination by arranging the information in a way easy to understand.

・HUD highway mode

image HUD highway mode shows information such as the distances and estimated transit times to exits, and information about Service Area and Parking Area facilities.

・HUD Map Mode

image HUD Map Mode displays a map of the area around the vehicle, with toll roads, national roads and ordinary roads indicated using different colors. The map can be displayed at six different zoom levels, ranging in scale from 200m to 10km.

3 ) Supports AR Scouter Mode, which detects necessary information and projects it on top of the real scenery※5

By improving camera performance, Pioneer has boosted the detection performance of the AR Scouter Mode, which analyzes images taken with the camera and displays information on top of the real scenery. The unit is also equipped with the new Pedestrian Crossing Advance Warning function which detects pedestrian crossings without traffic lights and notifies the driver with illustrations and sound effects, to facilitate secure and comfortable driving.

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Detect road markings   Notification with display of
illustrations and sound effects

4 ) Equipped with the Free word Voice Search voice-operated online search function※6

By connecting to the dedicated server using the Dedicated Communication Module for Data Communications※7, drivers can search for facilities without having to perform complex input operations just by vocalizing keywords related to the destination.

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By simply vocalizing keywords related to where you want to go,
facilities related to the destination are easily searched and are displayed on screen.

5 ) Update to the latest map data with no additional fee for the first three years※8

- Update via SD memory card (complete data update or difference update)

Using the Navi Studio (for CYBER NAVI) dedicated PC software, the latest map data can be easily obtained via SD memory card※9. Map data can be updated to the latest data with no additional fee for the first three years.

- Update via communication module (difference update)

The unit comes with※10 the Dedicated Communication Mobile for Data Communications※7 whose communication function can be used free of charge for the first three years, enabling map data updates※11 via the communication module. Users can enjoy comfortable driving using maps which are always up to date.

6 ) Achieves high-quality sound and supports a wide range of media including HDMI input and SDXC memory cards

As well as being equipped with the Sound Master Clock Circuit and incorporating a large number of high grade parts, high-sound quality is achieved through tuning performed by Carrozzeria χ engineers. The unit is fitted with an HDMI port to enable the input of high-quality audio and video, and support for high-capacity SDXC memory cards enables playback of videos and music.

7 ) Supports Linkwith Mode※12※13※14, enabling touch control of smartphone applications from on-board equipment

The unit supports Linkwith Mode, which allows apps on a connected smartphone to be controlled from the on-board equipment. In addition to enabling the playback of music and video stored on a smartphone, the function allows the unit to perform touch control of Linkwith Mode-compatible applications such as Internet radio, video, dining and weather information. In addition, applications not compatible with Linkwith Mode still support Smartphone Control Mode, where they can be controlled from the smartphone unit and enjoyed on the large screen of the CYBER NAVI.

8 ) High-quality route searches via the Smart Loop traffic congestion information™ system compatible with bulk acquisition of traffic regulation information on nationwide toll roads targeting all of the roughly 700,000 km of roads in Japan※15

The Smart Loop traffic congestion information™ system, which targets all of the roughly 700,000 km of roads in Japan (except for very narrow laneways), can now obtain nationwide information on toll road closures and blocked entrances in bulk ,enabling users to perform route searches with higher quality than ever before.

※1 This function is a communication service to share image data uploaded by users. The quality and quantity of data displayed will improve as the number of users increases.
※2 For the AVIC-VH0009, AVIC-ZH0009 and AVIC-ZH0007, image information can be downloaded using the ND-DC1 Dedicated Communication Module for Data Communications, which is sold separately. In addition, for the AVIC-VH0009 and AVIC-ZH0009, image information can be uploaded by connecting the ND-CS3 Cruise Scouter Unit, which is sold separately. As the AVIC-ZH0007 is not compatible with the Cruise Scouter Unit, it cannot upload image information.
※3 Customer registration and registration to use Smart Loop are required.
※4 Included with the AVIC-VH0009HUD, AVIC-ZH0009HUD models. The ND-HUD2 AR HUD unit (sold separately) is required in order to use this mode with the AVIC-VH0009CS, AVIC-ZH0009CS, AVIC-VH0009, AVIC-ZH0009 and AVIC-ZH0007 models.
※5 Included with the AVIC-VH0009HUD, AVIC-ZH0009HUD, AVIC-VH0009CS, AVIC-ZH0009CS models. A Cruise Scouter unit (sold separately) is required in order to use this mode with the AVIC-VH0009 and AVIC-ZH0009 models. Not compatible with the AVIC-ZH0007.
※6 To use the Free word Voice Search function on the AVIC-VH0009, AVIC-ZH0009 or AVIC-ZH0007, the ND-DC1 Dedicated Communication Module for Data Communications, which is sold separately, is required.
※7 Free of charge for up to three years from the month when use of the data services starts (from the day the user starts using the services until the end of that month, plus another 35 months). There are plans to enable users to continue using these services by concluding an annual data contract (priced at around ¥10,000 per year) after the initial free period expires.
※8 The period for which free update are available is scheduled to run from May 2013 until April 2016. Thereafter a fee will be charged for the use of this service.
※9 This requires either two 8GB SDXC/SDHC cards (class 2 or higher) or one 16GB SDXC/SDHC card (class 2 or higher), sold separately.
※10 Not included with the AVIC-VH0009, AVIC-ZH0009, and AVIC-ZH0007 models. The ND-DC1 Dedicated Communication Module for Data Communications (sold separately) is required for these models.
※11 Only ‘road data’ and ‘map data’. Maps cannot be updated via mobile phones.
※12 Only for applications which support multi-touch (2 points).
※13 Only applications compatible with Linkwith Mode can be controlled from the on-board equipment side. Check the Pioneer website at Carrozzeria.jp for the latest information on compatible applications and details on supported models.
- Docomo smartphones are supported. Applications for Docomo smartphones (HDMI/MHL-compatible Android terminals) can be downloaded from GooglePlay.
- iPhone (Softbank/au) is supported. (iOS5 or later. iPhone3/3GS not supported). Applications for iPhone (Softbank/au) can be downloaded from the App Store.
※14 Docomo DriveNet powered by Carrozzeria (for Docomo smartphones) and Carrozzeria Linkwith Car Navigation for iPhone (for iPhone [Softbank/au]) are not supported.
※15 This system applies to all roads except for narrow laneways that are less than 5.5 m wide (all of the roads displayed at the 500m zoom level).
* Bluetooth’ and the Bluetooth logo are registered trademarks of Bluetooth STG, Inc. in the United States.
* Smart Loop traffic congestion informationtm™ is a registered trademark of Pioneer Corporation.
* The images in the presentation materials are artist’s impressions, and may not be the same as the actual items.

【Options】

Product Model Suggested retail price (including tax) Release period
AR HUD unit ND-HUD2 ¥105,000 June
Cruise Scouter unit ND-CS3 ¥52,500 Early June

1 ) ND-HUD2 AR HUD unit, which enables the AR HUD View

This product is for use with the AVIC-VH0009CS, AVIC-ZH0009CS, AVIC-VH0009, AVIC-ZH0009, and AVIC-ZH0007 models, which do not come with an AR HUD unit※16.

2 ) ND-CS3 Cruise Scouter unit, which enables AR Scouter Mode

This product is only for use with the AVIC-VH0009 and AVIC-ZH0009 models, which do not come with a Cruise Scouter unit.

※16 This unit can also be used with AVIC-VH99HUD, ZH99HUD, VH99CS, ZH99CS, VH99, ZH99, VH09CS, ZH09CS, VH09, ZH09, ZH07 and ZH09-MEV models for which the ‘Spring 2013 Full Data Update’ has been performed.

【Upgrade information】

Product Model Suggested retail price (including tax) Release period
HHDD Navigation Map Type VI Vol.3, SD update edition CNSD-6300 ¥19,950 June
HDD Navigation Map Type V Vol.6
(First Edition for 2013), installation pack
CNVU-5600 ¥21,000  June
HDD Navigation Map Type V Vol.6
(June 2013 to May 2014), download edition
CNVU-5600DL ¥16,800 June
HDD Navigation Map Type IV Vol.8,
installation pack for the 2D main unit type
CNVU-4800Z ¥21,000 July
HDD Navigation Map Type IV Vol.8, installation pack CNVU-4800 ¥21,000 July
HDD Navigation Map Type IV Vol.8, download edition CNVU-4800DL ¥16,800 July

1 ) Updating to the latest data with an SD card (not free)

  • Models compatible with the CNSD-6300 update: AVIC-VH99HUD, ZH99HUD, VH99CS, ZH99CS, VH99, ZH99, VH09CS, ZH09CS, VH09, ZH09, ZH07, ZH09-MEV

2 ) Updating to the latest data by sending the internal hard disk or Brain Unit to Pioneer※17 (not free)

  • Models compatible with the CNVU-5600 update: AVIC-VH9990, ZH9990, H9990, VH9900, ZH9900, H9900, VH9000, ZH9000, H9000
  • Models compatible with the CNVU-4800Z update: AVIC- ZH099G, ZH099, ZH009G, ZH009
  • Models compatible with the CNVU-4800 update: AVIC-VH099MDG, VH099G, VH099MD, VH099, XH099, H099, VH009MDG, VH009G, VH009MD, VH009 , XH009, H009

3 ) Updating to the latest data from home by connecting the Living Kit to a broadband connection (not free)

  • Models compatible with the CNVU-5600DL update: AVIC-VH9990, ZH9990, H9990, VH9900, ZH9900, H9900, VH9000, ZH9000, H9000
  • Models compatible with the CNVU-4800DL update: AVIC-VH099MDG, VH099G, VH099MD, VH099, XH099, H099, VH009MDG, VH009G, VH009MD, VH009, XH009, H009
※17 The work of rewriting the data is expected to take around seven days from the time when the HDD is received, but may take longer during busy periods.

【Main specifications】

  AVIC-
VH0009HUD
/VH0009CS
AVIC-
ZH0009HUD
/ZH0009CS
AVIC-
VH0009
AVIC-
ZH0009
AVIC-
ZH0007
■Main navigation unit (common components)
Maximum electric
power consumption
10 A
Voltage DC 14.4 V (voltages between 10.8 V and 15.1 V can be used)
■GPS component –
reception protocol
12 channel multichannel reception protocol
■Audio component –
maximum output
50 W × 4 channels
■DVD player component
Region Number 2
Supported disks DVD(VIDEO MODE、VR MODE)、DVD-R(DL)、DVD-RW、CD-ROM、CD-DA、CD-R/RW
MP3 decoding
formats
MPEG-1、2、2.5  AUDIO LAYER-3
WMA decoding
formats
Ver.7, 8, 9 (2 channel audio)
AAC decoding
formats
MPEG-4 AAC (only files encoded using iTunes version 10.01.22 or earlier versions)
AVI decoding
formats
MPEG-4 Video+MP3 、MPEG-4 Video+AC3
■AM /FM tuner component
Reception frequency
bands
FM:76.0 ~ 90.0 MHz、AM:522 ~ 1,629 kHz
■Terrestrial digital TV tuner component
Broadcast
protocol
(Japanese) terrestrial digital broadcast protocol
Channels
received
470 MHz to 710 MHz (UHF channel 13 to channel 52)
■TV monitor component
Screen size 7" widescreen VGA
Number of
effective pixels
1,152,000 pixels (800 wide x 480 high x 3 colors (RGB))
LCD type TFT active matrix
■AR HUD unit
Inclusions Included (sold separately for the VH0009CS) Included (sold separately for the ZH0009CS) Not
included
(sold separately)
Not
included
(sold separately)
Not
included
(sold separately)
Maximum electric
power consumption
1 A -
Voltage DC 14.4 V (voltages between 10.8 V and 15.1 V can be used) -
Light source RGB laser light source -
Number of
effective pixels
202,800 pixels (780 W × 260 H) -
Upgrade media microSD memory cards and microSDHC memory cards (Version 2.0) supported -
Connection
protocols
Bluetooth 2.1+EDR -
■Cruise scouter unit
Inclusions Included Included Not
included
(sold separately)
Not
included
(sold separately)
Un-corresponding
Maximum electric
power consumption
1 A -
Voltage DC 14.4 V (voltages between 10.8 V and 15.1 V can be used) -
Video output by
the camera
Orthoscopic -
Image sensor Color 1/2.7 inch CMOS sensor -
Number of
effective pixels
About 100 megapixels -
Lens Wide angle; Focal length: f=4.3 mm; F value: 2.0 -
Angle of view Horizontal: about 69°; Vertical: about 40° -
■Data communication module
Inclusions Included Included Not
included
(sold separately)
Not
included
(sold separately)
Not
included
(sold separately)
■Dimensions
Dimensions of
the monitor
component
(W×H×D)
178 mm × 50 mm × 165 mm - 178 mm × 50 mm × 165 mm - -
Dimensions of
the navigation
component
(W×H×D)
178 mm × 50 mm × 151 mm 178 mm × 100 mm × 165 mm 178 mm × 50 mm × 151 mm 178 mm × 100 mm × 165 mm 178 mm × 100 mm × 165 mm
Dimensions of
the AR HUD unit
(W×H×D)
Main unit: 260 mm × 123 mm × 257 mm;
Combiner component: 260 mm × 75 mm × 5 mm
-
Dimensions of
the Cruise
Scouter unit
(W×H×D)
Camera component (including the cover): 41 mm × 40 mm × 42 mm;
Main unit: 121 mm × 100 mm × 22 mm
-
Dimensions of
the data
communication
module
(W×H×D)
27 mm × 87 mm × 11 mm -
■Weight
Monitor
component
2.0 kg - 2.0 kg
Navigation
component
1.3 kg 2.6 kg 1.3 kg 2.6 kg 2.6 kg
AR HUD unit 950 g (including the stay) -
Cruise Scouter
unit
Camera component (including the cover): 260 g; Main unit: 450 g -
Data
communication
module
25 g -

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