Pioneer Corp. on May 8 unveiled a car navigation system that displays instructions and maps on a translucent plastic board between the windshield and the driver's seat.
The electronics maker said Cyber Navi is the first product of its kind and will improve traffic safety because conventional devices require drivers to look away from the road for longer periods.
“We believe consumers who favor the spirit of innovation will embrace it,” said Masanori Kurosaki, a Pioneer director.
The company plans to release the product in July for around 320,000 yen ($4,010).
The information displayed on the 7.5-centimeter-long, 26-cm-wide translucent board will appear to the driver as 30-cm-long, 90-cm-wide images 3 meters away, the company said.
Only a few letters will be shown to prevent the driver from becoming too distracted.
The Cyber Navi is capable of showing a large image of the speed limit when a camera catches speed-limit signs on the road. The system also sounds an alarm when the car continues to straddle two lanes on a highway.
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