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DVD-Based Navigation Radio Debuts On Chrysler Vehicles

By | June 17, 2003

      Chrysler‘s new RB1 Navigation Radio is making its debut as both a dealer-installed option and as a factory-installed option on select Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles. Factory-installation cost varies from $1,200 to $1,595 based on equipment package and content. Pricing for the dealer-installed version of the RB1 Navigation Radio is $1,595 (suggested retail price) plus labor.

      The RB1 Navigation Radio system is housed in the center of the vehicle dashboard. The 4.2-inch color display features AM/FM stereo, CD player and navigation system in one unit. When coupled with Sirius Satellite Radio [Nasdaq: SIRI], streams listing, category, song title and artist can be viewed on the display screen. The DaimlerChrysler [NYSE: DCX] unit selected Alpine Electronics to provide the navigation unit, GPS antenna, and map database information. A gyroscope and the vehicle’s speed sensor enable the system to display present vehicle positions even in locations where GPS signals may not be available. When destinations are entered, the navigation system uses data from the DVD to calculate routes.

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