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Consumer Electronics by S. P. Bali

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CAR NAVIGATION SYSTEM (AVIC-1)

A second car navigation system, AVIC-1, has been announced by Pioneer initially for sale only in Japan. The company plans to outfit a van not only with the navigation system, but with many of the other products it sells including mobile fax, and drive it to the prospect's place of business. It saves the customer time, and he can see the navigation system at work in proper environments.

Pioneer's AVIC-1 system differs from Travel Pilot in that it uses 16 GPS satellites belonging to the Department of Defence instead of wheel base-mounted sensors. Both systems use CD-ROM. maps though it's not clear whether the maps from one system will work with the other. A VIC-1 must receive signals from at least three satellites ...

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