Japan Semiconductor Innovation 50     (A-15 1990s)

GPS-based Car Navigation System  (Mitsubishi Electric & Matsuda)

Mitsubishi Electric and Mazda jointly developed a GPS(Global Positioning System)-based car navigation system in 1990 and installed the product in Mazda rotary engine car "EUNO COSMO". Before this GPS-based system, Honda had launched Gyroscope based navigation system in 1981 which was installed in the 2nd generation Honda Accord. The GPS-based navigation technology provided finer and more accurate positioning capability than Gyroscope-based system. GPS based systems, with their accurate navigation capability, helped to expand the car navigation market grow and created new semiconductor market such as microcomputers, graphic processors and sensors.

Application example of GPS-based car navigation system
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