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Pioneer Unveils Car Navigation System: A new...

From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports

Pioneer Unveils Car Navigation System: A new car navigation system that uses satellites to plot a vehicle’s location and displays it to the driver on a computer map will go on sale next month in Japan, Pioneer Electronic Corp. said. The system connects to a car’s audio system and uses special compact discs to display color maps of any part of Japan, said Pioneer spokesman Toru Yokomizo. The AVIC-1 device uses signals from satellites to automatically calculate the vehicle’s location. It indicates the location on the maps, which are displayed on a four-inch flat color screen, he said. The system has an accuracy of 65 to 100 feet.


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