- 2016: AVH-4200NEX, AVH-X7800BT, AVH-X6800DVD, AVH-X5800BHS,
AVH-X4800BS, AVH-X3800BHS, AVH-X2800BS, and AVH-X1800S
- 2015: AVH-4100NEX, AVH-X7700BT, AVH-X6700DVD, AVH-X5700BHS,
AVH-X4700BS, AVH-X3700BHS, AVH-X2700BS, and AVH-X1700S
- 2014: AVH-4000NEX, AVH-X5600BHS, AVH-X4600BT, AVH-X3600BHS,
AVH-X2600BT, and AVH-X1600DVD
- 2013: AVH-X8500BHS, AVH-X7500BT, AVH-X6500DVD, AVH-X5500BHS,
AVH-X4500BT, AVH-X3500BHS, AVH-X2500BT, and AVH-X1500DVD
- 2012: AVH-P8400BH, AVH-P4400BH, AVH-P3400BH, AVH-P2400BT, and
- 2011: AVH-P6300BT, AVH-P4300DVD, AVH-P3300BT, and AVH-2300DVD
- 2010: AVH-P5200BT, AVH-P5200DVD, AVH-P4200DVD, AVH-P3200BT, and
Note: The AVIC-U280 plugs into the RGB connector of these
Pioneer head units. The included SD-card must be inserted into the AVIC-U280
for the head unit to recognize it.
HERE Navigation: The AVIC-U280 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 (the SDHC memory card must remain
installed in the unit). 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.
GPS Receiver & Antenna: The unit has a built-in GPS receiver
and comes with a magnetic GPS antenna. The AVIC-U280 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.
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-U280 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-U280
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 settings.
- 2D/3D Map Mode: The Pioneer AVIC-U280 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 sunset.
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-U280'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-U280 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-U280 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-U280' 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-U280 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? & Destination Search: The Where Am I? 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. The Destination Search menu offers search tools to
find your destination and play your route.
- Browse Map: Select a point on the map for your
destination by touching the screen.
- Address: Input your destination address by house
number, street, and city (or county).
- POIs: Search over 7.9 million POIs (points-of interest)
by name, near you current location, near your destination, or around a city.
- Favorites (including 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.
- Combined Search: You can enter search keywords to find
addresses, favorite places, recent destination, and POIs.
- Coordinates: 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-U280 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.
Route Planning: The Route Planner feature lets you built
your route using 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. 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
Modifying Route: 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 route. If you depart from the
original route, the navigation system recalculates the route and provides new
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.