July 2009 (Japan)
Nikkan Jidosha Shimbun Car Accessory Award 2009
"2009 Grand Prize
Car Navigation Division Award"
In July 2009, Alpine’s X08 Premium VIE-X08RV and VIE-X077RV Rear Vision Navigation systems won the "Car Navigation Division Award" in the Car Accessory Award 2009 sponsored by Nikkan Jidosha Shimbun (Nikkan Automobile News).
With the X08 Premium system, you can use a specialized remote control from the back seat monitor to perform operations that were formerly possible only by using the main car navigation unit: switching the source, operating a DVD, or changing terrestrial digital channels. It has also been praised for the high picture quality of its WVGA monitor and for its functions which support eco-friendly operations: fuel consumption display and its special Eco-guide.
It has also been given high marks by auto dealers for contributing to higher auto sales since it can be included as an option..