Pioneer introduces connected navigation using MSN Direct

Pioneer has unveiled the AVIC-Z110BT, its flagship in-dash navigation system that allows consumers to simultaneously access mapping and route guidance information, enjoy various forms of audio and video entertainment, control an Apple iPod/iPhone and a Bluetooth enabled cell phone with natural voice commands and receive updated traffic, weather and local event information via an optional MSN Direct® tuner.

The AVIC-Z110BT navigation system features a large motorized 7-inch touch panel display, CD/DVD Video playback, built-in Bluetooth and a customizable touch screen interface for quick access to frequently used features.

The AVIC-Z110BT is designed to interface with an optional MSN Direct tuner to provide users (who subscribe and pay for the MSN Direct service) with updated traffic information. Available in 134 cities across the United States and Canada, traffic incidents and traffic flow information are overlaid directly on the map and indicated by different colored lines and traffic icons. In addition, MSN subscribers have access to weather forecasts, gas prices, movie times, news headlines, local events and stock quotes, all accessible directly on-screen.

The AVIC-Z110BT has a suggested price of $1,600 and is scheduled to arrive at retailers in July 2009.

Read press release here.

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