In addition to its new 9-millimeter-thick televisions , Pioneer has unveiled what they call the world's first hybrid navigation system at CES 2008 . It's the AVIC-F500BT , a gadget that can function as both a satellite navigation system and an entertainment center .
The AVIC-F500 is essentially a GPS navigator (with air or 3D mode for maps ), but with extensive interconnectivity possibilities . It is compatible with bluetooth and USB connections , supports SD memory cards and has several audio inputs .
But there is something in which it comes out of a conventional car navigator. And it is that this model recognizes when any other device is connected , showing its corresponding menu. The good thing about the invention is that you can interact with an MP3 player like the iPhone or with a mobile phone equipped with bluetooth to act as a hands-free.
The screen is tactile , but it is supposed to be the first device of its kind that will incorporate a voice recognition platform known as VoiceBox . A system that allows the browser to recognize what we are saying to it , and therefore receive our instructions from our own voice.
In the United States they will have it during the spring of this year. Although the company has not wanted to reveal what its cost will be .