[CEATEC] RWC Simplifies and Rainproofs Car Navigation System for Motorcycles

Oct 9, 2007
Kouji Kariatsumari, Nikkei Electronics
A simplified car navigation equipment for motorcycles was finally released.
A simplified car navigation equipment for motorcycles was finally released.
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RWC Co. Ltd. displayed "RM-A4000," a simplified car navigation equipment for motorcycles, at CEATEC Japan 2007. The company plans to release it late in November at 69,800 yen (USD 596).

The equipment has water spray resistance equivalent to JIS 3rd class (IPX3), RWC said. Its size is 115 × 80 × 30 mm. It weighs 260 g. It is equipped with a 3.5-inch LCD display and stores map data in a 2GB SD memory card. Zenrin Co. Ltd. provides the map data.

Also, a 400MHz CPU manufactured by Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and Windows CE 5.0 by Microsoft Corp. of the United States are adopted.

The car navigation system is provided with a hard ware from Carpoint Co. Ltd., a car navigation equipment manufacture in Korea, which sells simplified car navigation equipments under the brand name "XROAD."

The GPS receiver is not the one made by SiRF Technology Inc. of the United States but the one developed by Carpoint.