Pioneer creates products that realize "Eco-Friendliness, Economy, and Enjoyment" and enhance your car-driving experience. In car navigation systems, carrozzeria's original Smart Loop function searches for an eco-friendly route that avoids traffic congestion to reduce fuel consumption and shorten the driving time to your destination. With car AV products, we have downsized each product and reduced power consumption to reduce the load on a car in which the product is installed and contribute to fuel consumption improvements. Products of smaller size and lighter weight also contribute to a reduction in transportation fuel for delivery of products to customers.
Further, all carrozzeria products are provided with substantial AV functions thoroughly focused on realizing high sound quality, high image quality, and advanced functions to make driving even more pleasant. "Environment-friendliness, Economy, and Enjoyment" are thus pursed in carrozzeria. Furthermore, by taking full advantage of Green IT Technology as well, the consolidation of data centers for management and operation of the car navigation data system has been achieved, realizing significant reductions in electrical power consumption.
Route for reducing gasoline consumption reduces CO2 emissions
Small size, light weight, and power saving contribute to lessen the load on the car and improve fuel consumption
Power consumption of car navigation data centers reduced to 1/6 through integration.
General car navigation used only fixed information of car navigation main unit. Pioneer's car navigation system can collect and transmit a large amount of data related to driving. carrozzeria is a large and unique "information network" consisting of "collective knowledge" by networks such as driving experiences of individual persons, various information accumulated by manufacturers and information by third parties.
General car navigation: Fixed information only
carrozzeria: Collective knowledge of smart loop
Smart Loop Traffic Congestion Information pursues multidirectional information collection and optimum data processing. Real time information and additional data collected from CYBER NAVI and RAKU NAVI are also effectively used in addition to VICS information.
VICS generally used as traffic congestion information
(Example of Choshi City)
Smart Loop Traffic Congestion Information covering roads, approximately 700,000 km
(Example of Choshi City)
You might have had such an experience that when arriving at a parking lot, it was full. Or, you may have driven back and forth because gasoline is sold at a particularly high price at a gas station and you used gasoline wastefully searching for a cheaper price. Smart Loop allows you to know not only the location but also the full/empty information and gasoline price in real time.
Parking lot full/empty information
Information on price at gas station
* This information can be obtained from the contents of a communication service.
Downsizing and power saving of car AV products reduces the load on cars equipped with it, decreases consumption of gasoline and depletion of battery and contributes to ecology and economy. Furthermore, downsizing reduces product transportation fuel from our plant to customers by ship and truck in addition to reduction of raw part materials.
(Main environmental-friendly factors)
Updating map data using map charge allows you to drive using short-cuts to your destination and drive comfortably at any time with guidance using new roads which were not included at the time of purchase of purchasing the car navigation. It is unnecessary to renew car navigation and contributes to resource reduction.
With old map data...
Update map with carrozzeria map charge
Example of map charge update
|Type||Route name||Improvement content|
|Expressway||Central Circular Route (Yamate Tunnel) Middle loop Oi-minami Ramp ～ Ohashi JCT||Open|
|Metropolitan Inter‐City Expressway Ebina JCT ～ Samukawakita IC||Open|
|Metropolitan Inter‐City Expressway Sagamihara IC||Open-up|
The passable roads can be checked by display of VICS information ("passage prohibited (black solid lines)", "smooth traffic (blue solid lines)" along highways, etc.) and smart loop congestion information ("smooth traffic (blue dotted lines)," "congested (orange dotted lines)," etc.).
Only map (road) information is displayed if there are no actual driving records after the occurence of a disaster.
When an actual driving record is generated, the information is displayed in real time and a passable road can be checked.
Certificate of Appreciation for "passable roads" near disaster areas
Car navigation system donated to Yamagata Prefecture for restoration support