New Pioneer NavGate range guides drivers safely on the road

Pioneer.eu: Pioneer has introduced 3 new NavGate systems, that offer improved map coverage with fast, accurate 2D and 3D route guidance and up-to-date traffic information to ensure that every journey goes according to plan.

The AVIC-F930BT, AVIC-F9310BT and AVIC-F30BT integrate the finest audio components, including Auto EQ and an improved tuner with heightened sensitivity, enhancing listening pleasure along the way. Wireless telephony and audio streaming are available with built-in Bluetooth technology, while the wide-ranging playback possibilities include direct control of iPod, iPhone and files from microSD and USB.

At a time when you can take your personal devices with you virtually anywhere, including the car, Pioneer is helping to make it easier and safer to integrate these devices into the car environment.

2011 NavGate features

The new devices offer a preinstalled map database from Tele Atlas covering 44 European countries and featuring millions of destinations and Points of Interest (POIs). Pioneer’s proprietary NavGate Feeds PC and smartphone applications have made navigation customisable. They enable you to find your own POIs from a range of sources, such as Google Maps mapping service, internet POI sites and geotagged images, and add them to your system’s maps using an SD card, USB device or Bluetooth. You can also add safety camera locations that warn you of approaching accident blackspots, and a Traffic Message Channel (TMC) receiver informs you about traffic jams and incidents on your route.

The units all benefit from MusicSphere technology, Pioneer’s new software application for iTunes which automatically analyses and profiles your iTunes library to create mood-based playlists that can be transferred to your iPod or iPhone.

New to the 2011 NavGate range are:

  • A vehicle status display input: allows the use of CAN-bus functions such as Park Assist and Climate Control through the NavGate unit’s display.
  • App Mode feature: lets you view a connected iPhone or iPod touch’s video content from Safari, YouTube and other select apps directly on the system’s high resolution screen. It can only be accessed when the car is in park and the hand brake is fully engaged.
  • Practical theft protection: the bottom section of the AVIC-F930BT’s control panel, which is small enough to fit into a pocket, can simply be removed and taken along. While it’s gone, the headunit cannot be used by anyone else, removing the temptation for theft and giving extra peace of mind.
  • Audio features: in addition to Advanced Sound Retriever that enhances audio playback of compressed audio files on CD sources and an 8-band graphic equaliser, new features include Auto EQ Measurement and Sonic Center Control which enable you to precisely calibrate the sound field in the car.

Custom built for Volkswagen, Skoda and Seat

The 2011 line-up also includes the AVIC F9310BT, derived from the AVIC-F930BT and custom built for Volkswagen, Skoda and Seat cars. The model is designed to perfectly match the shape, colour and texture of a car’s dashboard. It will have the appearance of an OEM unit while having all of the added benefits that NavGate brings. On many Volkswagen models, the AVIC F9310BT will display the status of the vehicle’s Air Conditioning System and Parking Sensors.

 

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