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Pioneer AVIC-ZHO9-MEV GPS navigation system


Pioneer designed a new GPS navigation system for electric vehicle owners. It is called the Pioneer AVIC-ZHO9-MEV. AVIC-ZHO9-MEV can estimate the amount of juice left in your car’s battery and take your power consumption to give you an estimated range. However it also finds opportunities for energy regeneration and helps plan your routes accordingly to give you the maximum range with minimal effect on the environment. Other standard features include DVD player, digital TV and radio tuners, MP3, WMA, and AAC support, all around a sharp 7″ screen. It is quite costly though, Engadget says it will be available late July for 250000¥ — around $3,100.

Pioneer AVIC Z120BT


Pioneer just recently announced a new in-dash GPS navigation system called Pioneer AVIC Z120BT which has a 2-DIN form factor and has a 7″ screen.

This is apparently their new flagship model which now adds the ability to listen to Pandora in your vehicle – but it actually streams the data through your iPhone using Pioneer’s own PandoraLink app for the device.

Pioneer AVIC Z120BT has all sorts of audio/visual specs but as far as GPS navigation it runs on TeleAtlas maps which covers all 50 U.S. states and Canada, has 12 million POIs in its database, and more importantly implements a voice recognition feature so you can enter addresses just by speaking.

MSRP for Z120BT is $1600 and Amazon already has it for $1400.

Pioneer AVIC-U310BT: the one you can afford

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Pioneer AVIC-U310BT is the final addition to Pioneer’s AVIC line up. Out of the ones we talked about today (Pioneer AVIC-Z110BT, Pioneer AVIC-X910BT, and Pioneer AVIC-X710BT) Pioneer AVIC-U310BT is the most affordable one with a suggested retail price of $600.

Just like the other ones U310BT is also a 2-DIN GPS navigation system that features bluetooth hands free option, iPod and iPhone controls, and a smaller (but sufficient) 4.3″ WQVGA touch screen. It carries the same maps from TeleAtlas covering US and Canada, but instead of 12 million, it only has 500 thousand points of interest. However Pioneer AVIC-U310BT does feature an SD card slot located within the detachable front panel of the unit that lets you bring in more POIs and even a map of Mexico.

It does not do CDs or DVDs but can still play your audio from MP3, WMA, or AAC formats. Another neat feature is hidden behind the device; a USB port that can connect various audio players.

You’ll have to wait for July to put a Pioneer AVIC-U310BT on your dash.

UPDATE: We said no CD or DVDs but that slot at the top of the device awfully resembles an optical media drive to us. What do you think?

Pioneer AVIC-X710BT


Pioneer AVIC-X710BT – the new in-dash GPS navigation system from the company – is quite similar to the Pioneer AVIC-X910BT we just talked about. The only difference is that Pioneer AVIC-X710BT does not include the MSN Direct tuner, and does not do DVD playback. Therefore costs $200 less, bringing it down to only $900.

Pioneer AVIC-X710BT still has built-in bluetooth capabilities and you can bring more media to the system using the SD card slot.

Pioneer AVIC-X910BT

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Pioneer also announced AVIC-X910BT, another 2-DIN in dash GPS navigation system which combines turn-by-turn navigation, audio, video entertainment and numerous connectivity options that can give you control over iPod, iPhone, Bluetooth capable cell phones, MSN Direct, and satellite radio.

The GPS navigation system part has a TeleAtlas maps database that cover USA, and Canada, with 12 million points of interest (POI) and provide various map views such as 2D and 3D, realistic highway intersection views, a new GUI, and various 3D buildings.

The AVIC-X910BT has a built-in MSN Direct tuner which requires a subscription service. If you decide to pay up you can get updates on traffic for 134 cities across the United States and Canada, weather forecasts, gas prices, movie times, news headlines, local events and even stock quotes.

Pioneer AVIC-X910BT has a 5.8″ WVGA touch panel display, CD, DVD, USB and SD memory card slots, a mini A/V input jack, and of course bluetooth connectivity.

AVIC-X910BT is available $1,100.

Pioneer AVIC-Z110BT

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Pioneer just unveiled the AVIC-Z110BT, a new in-dash navigation system that lets users get GPS guidance and enjoy audio and video at the same time. You can hook up your Apple iPod or iPhone or your bluetooth phone and control them with voice commands. You can even get local news and weather info if you if you opt-in for the MSN Direct subscription service.

Pioneer AVIC-Z110BT comes with motorized 7″ touch panel display, a fast processor and 4GB of on-board flash memory which includes maps for continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada and more than 12 million points of interests.

Some other features and specs include text-to-speech, USB, SD slots, satellite radio support, and DVD, CD support when even does dual zone entertainment.

Pioneer AVIC-Z110BT requires 2-DIN on your dash, and will cost $1600 when it comes out in July.

Pioneer AVIC-ZH9900

avic-zh9900The AVIC-ZH9900 is a 2-DIN DSP-control AV navigation auto server with a built-in 7-inch wide VGA touch-screen monitor. The rest of the specs for ZH9900 is very similar to Pioneer AVIC-VH9900 we just mentioned. The difference is that ZH9900 is a 2DIN system unlike the VH which has a motorized display – and costs a bit less; only 357,000 yen.

Yep, we said “yen”. Don’t expect this to come out in the U.S. It would be a waste anyways. U.S. don’t have the infrastructure to support most of the features Pioneer AVIC-ZH9900 offers. – which include “Smart Loop traffic congestion information”, Real-time road data update, Photoremo@Navi technology, and DSRC (Dedicated Short-Range Communications)-applied services.

Pioneer AVIC-VH9900

avic-vh9900Pioneer just recently announced Pioneer AVIC-VH9900, a renewed HDD-based in-dash GPS navigation system for the Japanese market. AVIC-VH9900 is a 1-DIN+1-DIN DSP-control AV navigation auto server with built-in 7″ wide VGA touch-screen monitor. The AVIC-H9900 is a 1-DIN navigation system (without a monitor). The former 2 models are also equipped with a built-in terrestrial digital TV tuner.

Also known as Cyber Navi car navigation system – the AVIC-VH9900 provides improved services that include Smart Loop traffic congestion information which covers 500m resolution on 700,000 km of Japanese highways, Photoremo@Navi technology, which allows the new navigation systems to interact with Photoremo@Navi-compatible mobile phones to automatically begin route searches based on the POI data transferred from compatible mobile phones, to check unread e-mail and missed calls in the mobile phones on the car navigation screen, and so on.

The Pioneer Cyber Navi car navigation systems AVIC-VH9900 will be available in late May, 2009 for suggested retail prices of 378,000 yen.

Pioneer AVIC-T20

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If you think the Pioneer AVIC series is only for Europe and North America you’re wrong. What you’re looking at here is the new Pioneer AVIC-T20. AVIC-T20 is Pioneer’s latest car GPS navigation system which will be available in Japan early next month.

Pioneer AVIC-T20 is a portable unit with a 5.8″ touch screen and a decent 800×480 resolution. Add to that the 3G/HSDPA module and you’ve got no reason to complain about the traffic. We hope this makes it to the U.S. soon… Read More …

Pioneer AVIC-F310BT

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Pioneer presents a new in dash entertainment system with GPS navigation called Pioneer AVIC-F310BT. Pioneer AVIC-F310BT has a sale price of € 799, – relatively cheap, but that does not mean that the system is equipped sparingly. According to Pioneer, the AVIC-F310BT is the entry model for consumers who are fed up with cigarette lighters and suction cups to make the device work. The double-DIN mounting system offers a big advantage that a stand alone GPS navigation system also has: it is removable – the screen that is; which is enough to steer away most thieves.

AVIC-F310BT is an all-in-one system. Radio, CD player, USB connection with the option to connect an iPod and the navigation system are all combined. Pioneer AVIC-F310BT is controlled via the touch screen and even handsfree for those who wish to call using the built-in Parrot Bluetooth car kit. The navigation system is equipped with the maps of at lease 44 European countries and also offer free TMC traffic updates. Although F310BT is equipped with an SD card reader, it can only be used for new maps for the device or to bring in new POIs for the system. Another nice feature with this latest Pioneer system is the adjustable lighting which makes AVIC-F310BT suitable for many cars. The LED colors of this system can match the interior of your vehicle.

Users can also use the free NavGate Feeds software from the manufacturer on their PC and use it to connect to the detachable screen we just mentioned. The software can also be used while driving, to monitor fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. The manufacturer suggested retail price is set at € 799…

thanks Omar