Ever since we offered the first navigation screen update using the Smartphone mirror system, we have wanted to upgrade the LCD panel on the Volvo based navigation system, fitted on cars from 2004 up to 2011. It became more apparent with the advent of our CarPlay system, we HAD to do something with the lacklustre resolution of the original screen. The resolution of the original is 400×240 pixels in a 6.5″ format. We have now replaced this with an 800×480 panel, so twice the resolution, the same resolution as fitted to the DB11, DBSS and new Vantage.
The LCD driver PCB has been recoded by us to allow connection to the original Aston Martin Navigation System so we can still control lifting and lowering of the screen. We have now added an HDMI input for our Apple CarPlay/Android Auto system and Composite RCA connections for front and rear camera. The channels are selected with a small press button we normally locate in the ashtray aperture, reverse camera is automatically selected when select reverse. You can have any combination of CarPlay/Android Auto or cameras as we set up the channels on the screen accordingly. This can be altered if you decided to add features at a later date.