Pioneer Cyber Navi: the first AR-enabled Navigator System with Head Up Display

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Starting from July Pioneer will be introducing two models of car navigation system, AVIC-VH99HUD and AVIC-ZH99HUD, the first technology system that combines augmented-reality (AR) to a head-up display (HUD). A display placed near the sun visor sends a 90 × 30cm image with resolution of 720 × 260 pixels, to the windshield, which is about 3m ahead of the driver. The navigator will display itinerary, road signs, speed limits, points of interest and information related to traffic. Pioneer ensures that the navigation system won’t be displaying any minor information that could compromise the driver’s attention.

Both models are compatible with 70% of existing vehicles and also feature traditional functions, such as DVD player, digital TV tuner and Apple device connectivity. The “Cyber Navi” Navigation System will be on sale in Japan at an expected price of approx £2,500.

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