- Developed Korea’s first technology to connect genuine audio to an embedded navigation without an inverter - No need to purchase the inverter, which was essential to install the navigation - reduces installation costs by 15%
On June 12, MOBIS announced that the company has developed a software system enabling the operation of genuine audio and commercial embedded navigation by connecting via software without the need for any additional devices.
MOBIS applied a technology named IDS (Interface Direct System), for which the company has recently completed a patent application, to the commercial embedded navigation scheduled to be released later this month. The vehicles for which this system is suited are the new Santa Fe, Pride and i30 models. The company also plans to gradually apply this system to the new vehicle models of Hyundai-Kia Motors.
Customers who purchased the existing embedded navigation previously had to purchase an inverter named Interface BOX if they wanted to connect the genuine audio to the embedded navigation. However, with this system, customers who purchase MOBIS’s commercial embedded navigation can save up to 15% as they do not need to purchase an inverter.
In fact, the embedded navigation with IDS has extremely good compatibility as it is designed exclusively for Hyundai-Kia Motors’s genuine audio. Plus, drivers can enjoy a genuine audio sound system which tunes the sound quality of navigation voice guide, as well as enjoying the DMB, USB and video screen that’s catered to the needs of in-car viewing.
"As the IDS system directly connects the audio and the navigation, without the need for installing an inverter, we expect it to speed up reactions and eliminate any errors caused by failures that may otherwise occur when converting between products", said Seo Sanghak, the director and the general manager of Multi-Media Division, MOBIS.
Meanwhile, the navigation systems available to buy now are classified into floor-type and an embedded type. Floor type navigation is used in a fixed position on the windshield glass, or atop the dash board, and it’s generally cheaper than built-in navigation, but it tends to obstruct the driver’s field of vision. Also, with any sudden breaking, shocks or vibration under handling, it carries the risk of falling or being dislodged, which is a safety risk as it may distract the driver and consequently cause an accident.
That’s why, recently, a trend among drivers is to remove the audio display installed by default when the vehicle is released and instead install navigation which is built-in.
As a matter of fact, the size of market for products to be installed on already sold vehicles is has rapidly increased from 100,000 units in 2010 to 150,000 units last year. Currently, the product is on course to post more than 250,000 units in sales this year, a 50% increase from last year.