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Panasonic has introduced their Gorilla Eye portable car navigation system (CN-GP737VD) (￥93,000Prices are approximate only and subject to change.
White Rabbit Express service fee and other costs not included.), which is capable of filming the scenery while driving along a chosen route. Five new models of the “Gorilla” system will be released beginning in September this year, with the “Gorilla Eye” model due out in the beginning of December.
Panasonic’s car navigations systems are market leaders in Japan due to their advanced accuracy, easy-to-read maps and usability. By March 2013 400 million units were sold.
The new Gorilla navigation system features an automatic starter system when the engine is started. The GPS boasts “triple precision” allowing accurate positioning in difficult places such as under city buildings or mountain areas, utilising their collaboration with a satellite positioning system employed by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency of Japan (JAXA).
Additionally the new system features a camera, with which the user can record the drive and subsequently save to a Micro SD memory card. The capacity of the recording function is 16GB SSD and videos can be saved to a Micro SD memory card.
The MicroSDHC memory card comes with 8GB, about two hours high quality mode (1280 × 720). It is possible to record about 14 hours standard mode (640 × 320). Important videos can also be saved on the microSDHC memory card on a specifically dedicated location, so they won’t be overwritten.
Recorded videos can be played on a PC or directly on the navigation screen.
The screen is a high-definition 7V type wide VGA LCD display (all models), with a resolution about three times higher than usual LCD displays, capable of displaying extremely small graphics and fonts.
Dimensions: appr. 176mm x 113.8mm x 21.5mm
Weight: About 365 g
Format: Original memory format
Power-supply voltage: DC5 V (cigarette lighter cord (12/24 V car correspondence) is used.)
Power consumption: 12.5 W (during navigation)
152 mm x 91 mm
Diagonal: 178 mm (appr. 7 inch)
Display type: Transmission type color filter system
Drive system: TFT (thin film transistor) active matrix
Use light source: LED backlight
Touch panel: Resistance pressure-sensitive analog type (film + glass)
Size and shape: φ28 mm Round
Rated output: 1.0 W
Maximum output: 2.0 W
Built-in GPS antenna:
Format: Monopole antenna
Reception frequency: 1575.42 MHz (C / A code)
Receiving sensitivity: -162 DBm
Receiving scheme: 32 parallel channel
Location update time: About 1 second (autonomous navigation running: about 0.5 seconds)
Power input terminal: DC5 V (EIAJ terminal)
GPS antenna terminal: Dedicated connector (MCX)
VICS antenna terminal: Mini jack (φ3.5 mm) –
Brake sensor terminal: Mini jack (φ2.5mm)
Headphone output terminal: Stereo mini-jack (φ3.5mm)
One segment for antenna terminal: Dedicated connector (MCX)
Camera unit dedicated terminal: Dedicated connector –
Built-in lithium ion battery:
Charging time (ambient temperature + 25 ℃) 20 minutes about 2 hours
Continuous operation time: Approximately one hour 30 minutes
Reception frequency: 470 MHz ~ 710 MHz (13 ch ~ 52 ch)
Antenna: Retractable 4 stage
Communication frequency 2402 MHz ~ 2480 MHz
RF output: 0 dBm (1 mW)
Communication system: Frequency-hopping spread spectrum
High-resolution mode: 1280 x 720
Standard Definition mode: 640 x 360 –
High-resolution mode: 27.5 fps
Standard Definition mode: 13 fps –
Angle of view Horizontal: 131 °
Vertical: 81 ° –
Recording Media microSDHC
Recording file format H.264 AVI
External dimensions: 44 mm x 26.5 mm x 60 mm
Weight: About 160g
Cord length: 1.7 m
Input voltage: AC100 V
Frequency: 50 Hz / 60 Hz
Current: 0.28 A maximum
Output Voltage: DC5 V
Current: 2 A or less
Power consumption: 10 W