A CASE STUDY COMPARISON OF NORTH AMERICAN AND JAPANESE IN-VEHICLE NAVIGATION SYSTEMS

This case study addresses delayed development of the in-vehicle navigation systems market in the United States (U.S.) in contrast to Japan, where the market size has already grown to over 300,000 units in 1994. One of the reasons listed is the dependency of the technologies on the local environment. Two arguments comprise the discussion of local environment: 1) the difference in the acceptable in-vehicle navigation system concept between the two markets due to the difference in culture and infrastructure; and 2) the difference in the available timing of component technologies and a map database to implement the acceptable concept. The conclusion is that one of the factors that delayed market development in the U.S. is the slower available timing of technologies to complete the acceptable in-vehicle navigation systems for the U.S. market. Today, since most key technologies are available, a latency period should precede market development in the U.S., as was seen in the market development history of Japan.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Five volumes of papers and one volume of abstracts comprise the published set of conference materials.
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    TORANOMOM 34 MORI BUILDING 1-25-5
    TORANOMON, MINATOKU, TOKYO 105  Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Hamahata, T
    • LIAW, J
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  • Publication Date: 1995-11

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 580

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00721143
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 2
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 27 1996 12:00AM