Compatibility: The Pioneer AVIC-U260 Add-on Navigation
System is compatible with the following 2010 and up Pioneer AVH-series
navigation-ready multimedia head units.
- 2014 Models: AVH-4000NEX, AVH-X5600BHS, AVH-X4600BT,
AVH-X3600BHS, AVH-X2600BT, AVH-X1600DVD
- 2013 Models: AVH-X8500BHS, AVH-X7500BT, AVH-X6500DVD,
AVH-X5500BHS, AVH-X4500BT, AVH-X3500BHS, AVH-X2500BT, AVH-X1500DVD
- 2012 Models: AVH-P8400BH, AVH-P4400BH, AVH-P3400BH,
AVH-P2400BT, and AVH-P1400DVD
- 2011 Models: AVH-P6300BT, AVH-P4300DVD, AVH-P3300BT,
- 2010 Models: AVH-P5200BT, AVH-P5200DVD, AVH-P4200DVD,
Note: The AVIC-U260 plugs into the RGB connector of these
Pioneer head units. The included SD-card must be inserted into the AVIC-U250
for the head unit to recognize it.
GPS Receiver & Antenna: The unit has a built-in GPS
receiver and a magnetic GPS antenna. The AVIC-U250 accurately measures your
current location by the Global Positioning System, a network of satellites
orbiting the earth to give you time and position information. The accuracy of
the GPS information depends upon how good the reception is. The GPS antenna can
be installed outside or inside the vehicle.
HERE Navigation: The AVIC-U260 offers a comprehensive map
database from HERE covering the entire United States (including Alaska &
Hawaii), Canada, and Puerto Rico enabling users to route to millions of
destinations; including 8 Million points of interest (POIs). The map database is
stored on the in 8GB SDHC memory card. Map updates via a SD/SDHC memory card
will be available at later date.
Note: Car navigation maps are frequently updated. While
this database was judged to be as accurate as possible at the time of its
release, a map database can never be 100% accurate. Road information that is
maintained in the map databases, such as turn restrictions or road names may
change over time.
Real-Time Traffic Updates: Partnering with Clear Channel
Broadcasting's Total Traffic Network, the included Traffic antenna provides
real-time traffic data for over 90 major cities in North America, including US
and Canada. Check your commute route in advance or re-route to your destination
to avoid traffic congestion. There is no subscription cost and no annoying
- Road segments affected by traffic incidents are displayed with an
alternate color on the map and small symbols above the road show the nature
of the incident.
- When traffic information that may affect your route is receive, this
system will warn you that it is recalculating the route and navigation will
continue with a new route that is optimal considering the most up-to-date
On-Screen Map: The Pioneer AVIC-U260 displays a real-time
moving map illustrating your current position and intended route on your
compatible Pioneer AVH-series receiver. It will show
map scale and geographic details such as lakes, rivers, highways, buildings, and
towns. Your route is marked with a green line, while your vehicle is indicated
by a red arrow on the screen, and checkered flag marks your destination. As you
travel the AVIC-U260 guides to your destination with arrows on the map and
directions at the top of the screen. The map screen will also indicate the
distance to your next maneuver. During your calculated route, distance to your
final destination, timed need to reach the final destination, and estimated
arrival time are all displayed on-screen. You can adjust the following map
- 2D/3D Map Mode: The Pioneer AVIC-U260 allows you to
view its on-screen map in a 2D (two-dimensional) or 3D (three-dimensional)
view. 2D View displays a normal two-dimensional map with North or your
direction at the top of map screen. Similar to paper road maps, the 2D mode,
shows you streets, roads, and elevation by color. In 3D mode, your direction
is at the top of the map screen and you can see the altitude and elevations
differences. You can distinguish between valleys, mountains, and elevated
roads. In selected cities 3D landmarks and 3D buildings are also displayed.
- Color Mode: You can switch between daytime and
nighttime color modes or let the unit's software switch between the two
mode automatically a few minutes before sunrise and a few minutes after
Note: The on-screen map offers Smart Zoom. When you
approach a turn, the map will zoom in and raise the view angle to let you
easily recognize your maneuver at the next junction. If the turn is at a
distance, it will zoom out and lower the view angle to be flat so you can
see the road in front of you.
Lane Guidance & Signposts: The Pioneer AVIC-U260's
navigation map offers helpful lane information and signpost guidance, along with
- Lane Guidance: When navigation on multilane roads, it
is important to take the appropriate lane in order to follow the recommended
route. If lane information is available in the map data, the map screen will
display the lanes and their directions using small arrows at the bottom of
the map. High lighted arrows represent the lanes you need to take.
- Signposts: Where additional information is available,
signposts substitute arrows. Signposts are displayed at the top of the map.
The color and style of the signposts are similar to the real ones you can
see above the road or by the roadside, They show the available destinations
and the number of the road the lane leads to.
- Junction View: If you are approaching a freeway exit or
a complex intersection and the needed information exists, the map is
replaced with a 3D view of the junction. The lanes you need to take are
displayed with arrows. Signposts can also be present, if information is
- Exit Services: While navigation a route, you can find
gas, food, lodging, and restrooms near upcoming exits along major highways
- Tunnel View: When entering a tunnel, the map is
replaced with a generic tunnel image so that surface roads and buildings
cannot distract you.
Audible Alerts: The Pioneer AVIC-U260 offers various
audible alerts and functions to help you get to your destination safely.
- Voice Guidance (Text-to-Speech): In addition to
graphical on-screen directions and maps, the AVIC-U260 provides voice
guidance and turn-by-turn directions. You can choose a male or female voice
in English, French, or Spanish. Some of the voices are capable of
text-to-speech, announcing the street names along with the turn directions.
You can adjust the the AVIC-U260' voice guidance volume independently from the
compatible Pioneer head
unit's main volume.
- Safety Alert: This function can warn you when you
approach road safety cameras, school zones, or railroad crossings (if
available). You can also add your own alert points. Beeps or the spoken type
of alert will be heard when you are approaching of these points.
- Speed Limit Warning: Some maps may contain information
about the speed limits of certain road segments. The AVIC-U260 provides
an audible warning if you exceed the recommended speed limit.
Note: The unit will mute the audio of the
other sources during navigation voice-prompts.
Where Am I?: This screen contains information about the
current position (or approximately the last known position if GPS reception is
not available) and a button to search for POIs and emergency assistance nearby.
Destination Search: The Destination Menu offers search tools
to find your destination and play your route.
||Select a point on the map for your
destination by touching the screen.
||Input your destination address by
house number, street, and city (or county).
||Search over 7.9 million
POIs (points-of interest) by name, near you current location, near
your destination, or around a city.
Home & Work)
||You can save your favorite addresses
and POIs for quicker access the next time you are traveling. You can
also save your Home and Work address in your favorites.
|History & Smart History
||The places that you have set as
destinations in the past are automatically stored for easier access.
Smart History suggest these previously used locations as
destinations based on your navigation habits, using parameters like
the current time of day, the day of week, and the current location.
||You can enter search keywords to find
addresses, favorite places, recent destination, and POIs.
||Allows you to search your destination
by longitude and latitude values.
Note: Your vehicle must be stopped and the parking brake
will need to be engaged to enable certain navigation functions; such as
Address search and Coordinates.
Route Calculation: The Pioneer AVIC-U260 calculates your
route based on your Vehicle Type, Route Method, and Avoidances.
- Vehicle Type: You select what type of vehicle you are
driving, so the navigation unit can determine the best route based on your
vehicle type (Car, Truck, Emergency, Bus, or Taxi).
- Route Method: You can choose which route method
(Fastest, Shortest, Green, Economical, or Easy) the navigation unit should
use when calculating your route.
- Fastest: give a quick route, if you can travel at
or near the speed limit on all roads. Usually the best section for fast
and normal cars
- Shortest: gives a route that has the smallest total
distance of all possible routes. It can be practical for slow vehicles
- Economical: combines the benefits of Fast and
Short; calculates as if it were calculating the Fast route, but it takes
other roads as well to save fuel
- Easy: results in a route with fewer turns and no
- Avoidances: You can tell the navigation unit to avoid
certain types of roads along your calculated route, such as - Highways,
Tolls, Carpool/HOV, Unpaved Roads, and/or Ferries.
Detours & Alternatives: You can select "Route Alternative"
to see the turn-list and map screen of four routes
(Fastest/Shortest/Economical/Easy) with the selected route planning parameters,
giving you the option to select which route to take. You can also choose to
Detour around the road ahead, avoid a specific road, or around a section of the
Router Planner: The Route Planner feature lets you built
your route usign the list of destinations you have chosen. You can modify the
list as you like (adding or removing a destination (waypoint), changing a final
destination, or setting a new starting position.
Itinerary w/ Route Simulation: The Itinerary page displays
turn-by-turn instructions for your entire route and the distance between turns.
You can preview all the route information and simulate travel along a projected
Auto Reroute: If you depart from the original route, the
navigation system recalculates the route and provides new directions.
Trip Monitor: The Trip Monitor contains useful information
about your trip. This information can be saved manually when you reach your
destination or automatically along your route. Trip log data includes; Start/End
Time, Avg./Max. Speed, Total/Driving/Stopped Time, Total Distance, and Min./Max.
Off-Road Navigation: The difference between the on-road and
off-road modes is the navigation itself. When you are on the Map screen with an
off-road route, your position and heading is not aligned with the nearest road
and there is no turn by turn navigation; just a recommended direction. You see a
straight line drawn between your current position and the next destination to
reach. The Turn Preview field in the top left corner shows an arrow with your
bearing and the distance of the next destination.