and initiatives for the future.
Pioneer Corporation engages primarily in the car electronics business
by using its leading-edge technologies to turn
innovative and visionary ideas into industry-leading mobility products and services.
Pioneer is also one of the key players in
developing and offering diverse solutions for emerging autonomous driving.
Pioneer leverages its leading-edge technologies, which have created a series of
the world’s first and industry-first products, to remain at the forefront in creating and
delivering new value in mobility products and contributing to auto safety and comfort on the road.
A broad range of our in-car products—including the Carrozzeria series for the Japanese market, navigation systems, audio/video systems, speakers, and driving recorders—provide greater auto safety and comfort as well as enhanced in-car entertainment experience.
Pioneer supplies high-quality navigation systems, audio/video systems,
and speakers to leading automakers around the globe.
We also offer solutions developed using our proprietary technologies
to create safe and comfortable in-car environment for the next-generation vehicles.
Leveraging a wealth of probe data and location data we have amassed over the years,
Pioneer commercializes information services and provides digital map data for a variety of devices and applications.
Pioneer plays a prominent role in ensuring auto safety on the road by
developing and offering cloud services that work with on-board car navigation systems and driving recorders.
Intelligent Pilot is an advanced driving assist system that provides warnings by integrally predicting accidents and risks from digital map data, probe information, accident location data, weather and personal driving tendencies, etc. This system is adopted as an optional car insurance contract service.
Through the use of car navigation systems and event data recorders, Pioneer provides its unique service for commercial vehicles, Vehicle Assist, that supports advanced operations management such as task management, operational instructions, grasp of dangerous driving, and so on.
Pioneer is striving to become one of the key players in the emerging autonomous-driving field
by making the most of the proprietary optical and car-navigation technologies we have accumulated
over the years as well as our technical prowess in compiling and updating digital map data.
Left : Three types of sensors to be mass-produced initially
Right : 3D-LiDAR sensor scheduled for mass production in 2020
Pioneer has been working on 3D-LiDAR sensors capable of real-time, three-dimensional imaging of the surroundings by determining the exact locations and distances of objects around them, made possible by our proprietary optical and MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) technologies. We intend to start mass-production of these sensors in the autumn of 2020 to be incorporated into level-3 and higher self-driving vehicles.
More advanced LiDAR sensors are also in our R&D pipeline.
Pioneer has been developing software algorithms for 3D-LiDAR sensors to acquire point cloud data, detect objects, and estimate positions of objects.