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Consumer Electronics by S. P. Bali

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CAR NAVIGATION SYSTEM (TRAVEL PILOT)

Car navigation systems operate as stand-alone systems. Blaupunkt's Travel Pilot is the first car navigation system. One key problem was software. The system revolves around a CD-ROM which contains the maps that get you from here to there. Blupunkt wisely limited its marketing efforts only to those areas covered by maps.

Featuring an optical-fibre gyroscope for precise positioning, the car navigation system is available as proprietary optional-equipment in Toyota automobiles. Resulting from joint development the system features an extremely precise car positioning ability, thanks to the optical, fibre gyroscope, a geomagnetic sensor a map-matching function and a global positioning system (GPS). The proprietary ...

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