Torrance, Calif. - Rydeen took the wraps off the next generation of its navigation rearview mirror, model MN312S.
A Guidepoint hideaway module is required for any features that rely on automatic vehicle location. Service plans are purchased through Guidepoint.
The 10.35-inch-wide MN312S also features a built-in mic and voice playback via either the built-in speaker or through the car's audio system. It connects via the aux jack in the vehicle, and can also be used for streaming audio.
Other features include optional temperature sensor to display ambient outside temperature, database of 4 million points of interest, 4GB embedded memory, MicroSD card slot for installing map updates, and separately sold vehicle-specific windshield mounts.
Navigation features include lane guidance and detour rerouting. The mirror also features a backup camera that displays next to the 3.5-inch navigation screen.
The MN312S is scheduled to ship in June for a $449 suggested retail, not including installation (it is not marketed toward do-it-yourselfers, a Rydeen spokesman said). It will be sold through Rydeen's distribution network, which includes car dealerships.