Pioneer Offers Aftermarket Navigation System With Live Traffic Updates

Pioneer's new AVIC N2 nav system gives aftermarket buyers the kind of extrasensory power only soothsayers, emergency crews and Acura drivers have known heretofore. While soothsayers have yet to make inroads in traffic reporting, Pioneer's system can indicate tie-ups in real-time, delivering detailed traffic information for major cities along with the XM satellite NavTraffic service. XM's NavTraffic can work such miracles as calculating average traffic speed (along the major highways it covers), providing advance warning of congestion along a traveled route and calculating an alternate route around upcoming congestion. Such magic doesn't come cheap. The system will retail for around $2,500, plus approximately $14 a month for the XM portion.

AVIC N2 [Pioneer Electronics via. AutoWeek]

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