Pioneer has introduced Pioneer AVIC-F500BT In-Car Satellite Navigator. It measures 3.87-inches in height, 7.25-inches in width and 1.125-inches in thickness. It has a 5.8-inch wide touch screen display. The screen has both day view and night view modes. It comes with a slot for connecting external SD cards. It has a hard disk capacity of 1GB. It works on an embedded processor that is clocked at 600Mhz. Its internal in-built antenna is integrated with a high sensitivity GPS receiver. It comes with a 2GB NAND flash memory that has the maps of 33 European countries pre-loaded along with 3D elevation maps. It also includes a USB slot for easy PC interface.
Pioneer AVIC-F500BT Satellite Navigator includes about 1.5 million Points of Interest; however there is no provision to add additional points of interest if required. But the 1.5 million cover a huge lot of places, thus it is very convenient to locate the nearest gas station or hotel. It can calculate the shortest route, the quickest route as well as route that avoids tolls. On the screen it displays the remaining distance and the arrival time along with the current time. It provides you with the facility to search an address by state, suburb as well as postcode. Additionally it provides regular speed limit warnings. It also has a Tex-to-Speech function, which announces the names of roads and junctions as and when they appear on the screen. Voice instructions are also provided from time-to-time along with accurate route guidance. This sat nav supports about 20 European Languages.