Clarion has announced that the ClarionMiND “Mobile Internet Navigation Device” has been chosen by Nissan North America, Inc. to be test marketed as an official dealer accessory for 2009 cube models, which went on sale in the United States in May. Nissan North America is the first to select ClarionMiND as an official dealer accessory.
ClarionMiND will be offered first to consumers through a limited number of Nissan dealers in the Los Angeles area as part of a market test.
ClarionMiND is a next-generation mobile device that uses the powerful Intel Atom processor to deliver an enhanced navigation and entertainment experience. An in-car device offering a full-spec Internet environment, ClarionMiND’s sophisticated features include high-speed Internet connection, full Web browsing, GPS navigation and digital content access and management.
“Local Search from Google Maps“, a Point of Interest (POI) search function was added to the ClarionMiND features in March, drastically enhancing destination search capability by combining GPS technology and Internet connectivity to provide access to virtually unlimited, continually updated POI information. This feature can display search results on personal maps and set routes with one click.
ClarionMiND for the Nissan cube features a dedicated docking kit harmonized to the vehicle’s instrument panel; specially designed user interface, screen and functions; and supports hands-free Bluetooth mobile telephony. It is compliant with specifications set by the U.S. Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers for text input and screen scrolling for vehicles in motion.
Update: The system is expected to cost $800 plus installation charges.