The AVIC-Z1 is a double-DIN sized, all-in-one navigation system that uses a 30GB hard disk drive (HDD), to deliver information, entertainment, and convenience to drivers. The large-capacity HDD stores the entire Tele Atlas database, including nearly 11 million points of interest (POI) in more than 340 categories. The large 7-inch screen shows a high-resolution map with easy-to-recognize icons, and touch-panel operation permits quick access to navigation functions and audio-visual sources. The intelligent system makes driving even easier and safer with the following advanced functions:
The AVIC-Z1 is the first system that "remembers" frequently traveled roads and uses historical information to help you navigate. The system can suggest which routes will be most familiar to you.
Smart Routing Algorithm
The AVIC-Z1 uses a "smart routing algorithm" to analyze and assess routes by taking into account current road data — such as posted speed limits, number of turns to the destination, etc. — and recommends the most efficient path.
Advanced Voice Recognition with Larger Vocabulary
The AVIC-Z1's advanced voice recognition makes voice command much easier than ever. You can search for destinations by saying a name — like "LAX" — without having to specify a category, such as "airport." Full address searches can be done by saying the city name, street name, and address. The system can also accept multiple commands, such as "go to LAX and display San Francisco." In addition, the system can recognize a larger vocabulary than ever, letting you use alternative words for the same command — such as "go to" or "search," instead of "destination." Voice commands for audio-visual sources and other attachments like Bluetooth wireless technology enabled cellular phones are just as easy.
Enhanced Voice Guidance
The AVIC-Z1 uses a Text-to-Speech (TTS) engine and Tele Atlas phoneme data, which enables the system to pronounce specific street names when warning the driver. For example, the system will pronounce "turn right on La Jolla Street" with an "H", greatly improving its assistance ability.
HDD Music Library with Voice Command
The AVIC-Z1 can use 10GB of its HDD space for a music library. You can listen to music while at the same time ripping and storing at 4 times playing speed. The system also includes the Gracenote CDDB™ Music Recognition Service, which automatically "tags" the music you record with the artist name, song title, genre, and album title. This lets you directly access the music library's content by simply saying the artist name, song title, genre, or album title.
The Gracenote CDDB database for your AVIC-Z2 is updated every 4-6 months. Download the latest version here.
Bluetooth Wireless Technology*
Use the AVIC-Z1 with Bluetooth wireless technology enabled cellular phones for easy, safe, and hands-free operation, including talking via the headunit's microphone and your vehicle's speaker system. The system automatically mutes any other audio during incoming or outgoing calls. You can store the phone book, then access it by voice or the touch screen display. For even more convenience, you can access phone numbers associated with the POI database, letting you call the location you are being guided to.
*Optional ND-BT1 adapter required
The AVIC-Z1 is designed for a perfect fit in many vehicles that feature a "double-DIN" size. The system seems to meld into the dashboard, providing a fit and finish similar to the factory systems. The front panel is motorized to provide access to the hidden disc slots, and the default position can be set to any of 6 choices for the optimum viewing angle. Buttons for important features are positioned for easy operation.
Touch Panel Operation
Using Pioneer's navigation system is a snap. Just touch large, bright icons on the screen to navigate menus, plot routes, or change map views. An easy to read status indicator provides current location information, turn distances and approximate time to destination. The touch screen has extremely fast response rates and a wide viewing angle.
Audio Entertainment System
The AVIC-Z1 is a full-featured audio entertainment system. The built-in DVD/CD player allows you to play either DVD Video (for the rear seat entertainment capability), or play CD's with Audio or MP3 files. Listen to AM/FM radio from the high-performance Supertuner IIID tuner. Your music comes alive with maximum power (MOSFET50) and sound performance (Easy EQ).
XM NavTraffic™ Ready
Using the available GEX-P10XMT XM NavTraffic Satellite Radio Tuner, XM NavTraffic™* powered by NAVTEQ Traffic allows Pioneer Navigation Systems to serve as a powerful tool that helps the driver understand traffic conditions and routes the driver to their destination avoiding traffic congestion. If there is a traffic jam on the route to your destination, the Navigation System will automatically alert you, and suggest any alternate route found by the unit.
* Requires XM radio subscription and XM NavTraffic™ service subscriptions sold separately. XM NavTraffic not available in Canada.
Enhanced Graphical XM Audio Interface
When combined with the GEX-P10XMT*, the AVIC-Z1 features a new user-friendly interface with specific icons for channels and categories. Each XM Radio channel comes with a specific icon. This ensures easy channel identification, especially when searching with the “List Search” function. Channel categories also come with specific icons, for intuitive selection among corresponding channels. Up to 12 favorite songs on XM Radio can be registered using the "MEMO" key. If a registered song is playing on another channel. a notification will pop up and ask if you would like to change to the channel currently playing the song.
*GEX-P10XMT not sold in Canada.
Rear View Camera Capability
Keep an eye on your backside using the optional Rear View Camera (ND-BC1). Two rear-view modes are offered: while you’re in reverse the rear-view camera can be in full screen. Or while moving forward, you can also see what’s behind you with the rear-view split screen, which displays both the navigation map and the rear-view camera image.
Roadside Assistance Display
The AVIC-Z1 ensures extremely easy access to roadside assistance information. The unit shows emergency phone numbers and your current location — by street name, city, and state, plus longitude and latitude. The units also display any personal information you've entered, including vehicle identification number, insurance number, and insurance company phone number. There is even a dedicated icon for easily locating the nearest car dealer.
* CDDB is a registered trademark of Gracenote. The Gracenote logo and logotype, the Gracenote CDDB logo and logotype, and the "Powered by Gracenote CDDB" logo are trademarks of Gracenote. Music Recognition Service and MRS are service marks of Gracenote.
|Screen Size/Aspect Ratio||7.0 Inch / 16:9|
|Pixels||336,960 (1,440 x 234)|
|Anti-Glare Screen Coating||AG|
|Background Picture||15 Navi, 15 A/V|
|Import Custom BG Pictures||JPEG (CD-R)|
|Picture Adjustment||Brightness, Contrast, Color, Hue, Dimmer Settings|
|Motorized Display||Motorized Disc Access|
|Navigation Type||Built-in 30GB HDD (Always On)|
|Coverage Area||US, Canada, Alaska, Hawaii|
|Memory Navigation Mode||Not Required|
|Home Area Map Memory||Not Required|
|Smart Routing Algorithm|
|3D Hybrid Sensor (Gyro & G-Force)|
|GPS Receiver and Antenna||8 Channel (Included)|
|Touch Screen Operation|
|Voice Instructions Playback||Recorded Voice & TTS (Text to Speech)|
|Multi-Language Display Capability||English/Spanish/French|
|Voice Box Conversation Voice Search for iPod/Phone||Advanced (Included)|
|Points of Interest (POI)||11 Million|
|Brand Icon POI's||Included|
|POI Database Categories||341|
|POI Categories by Brand||Included|
|POI Shortcut Keys||Yes|
|Detailed City Map||23 Cities|
|Highway Lane Information||50 Cities|
|3D Highway Exit Zoom View|
|XM NavTraffic Ready|
|Emergency Mode Display|
|Display Mode - Map View||Yes|
|Display Mode - Guide View||Yes|
|Display Mode - Route View||Yes|
|Display Mode - Driver's View||Enhanced|
|Display Mode - Twin Map View||Yes (2D/3D)|
|Display Mode - Rear View||Yes|
|Vehicle Dynamics Display (VDD)||Yes|
|Vehicle Dynamics Skins||3 (Original, Hologram, Classic)|
|VDD Gauge Selections||7 (Voltage, Clock, Direction, Slope, Acceleration, Side Acceleration, Angular Velocity)|
|HDD Music Library Size||10GB|
|Gracenote CDDB Database||Included|
|CDDB Information||Title/Artist/Genre (Album & Track)|
|CDDB Phoneme Data||Included|
|Recording Speed||4x (Auto/Single/Manual)|
|Records From||Audio CD only|
|Playback While Recording||Yes|
|Drives Included||1 (DVD/CD)|
|DVD-R/RW (Video Format) Playback||DVD/DVD-R/-RW|
|MP3 Playback with ID3 Tag||MP3 (CD)|
|24-Station/6-Button (18FM/6AM) Presets|
|BSM (Best Stations Memory)|
|Local Station Setting||Selectable (4-Step)|
|Bluetooth Capable||Optional ND-BT1|
|IP-Bus System Control|
|Auxiliary Input||CD-RB10 or CD-RB20 required|
|External Unit Control||2|
|Composite A/V Input||1 (AV1)|
|Back-Up Camera Input|
|Rear-View Camera Mode|
|Composite A/V Output||Video Output|
|Dual Zone Audio/Video||Tri-Zone (Front/Rear/Navi)|
|Independent Rear A/V Source Control||DVD-V|
|Built-in Speaker Power||MOSFET 50W x 4|
|Continuous Power Output||22W x 4|
|Equalizer||EEQ (3-Band Parametric)|
|Source Level Adjuster (SLA)|
|High-Pass Crossover (HPF)||50/80/125Hz, -12dB/Oct.|
|Subwoofer Crossover (LPF)||50/80/125Hz, -12dB/Oct.|
|RCA Preouts||3 pair (Front, Rear, Sub/Non-Fading)|
|Preout Voltage||2.2V, 1k Ohm|
|Multi-Channel Processor||Optional DEQ-P8000|
|Multi-Channel Controller Required?||AXM-P8000 Required|
|Remote Control||Optional (CD-SR1)|
|Wired Remote Input|
|Dimensions (Main Chassis)||2DIN (7" x 4" x 6-1/2")|
|Dimensions (Hideaway Unit)||None|
|Optional Off-Set Installation Kit||Not required|
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Updated on 9/14/07
Gracenote CDDB Update
Updated on 2/25/10