In recent years, the marine industry has witnessed remarkable advancements in technology, transforming the way boats are designed and operated. A groundbreaking innovation in this realm is the Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit, a cutting-edge integrated navigation and control system that has redefined the boating experience.
Unveiling the Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit:
The Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit represents a leap forward in marine technology, seamlessly integrating multiple systems and displays into a single, intuitive interface. Designed to provide a comprehensive view of the boat’s performance, navigation, and engine data, this advanced cockpit system combines the functionality of traditional analog gauges with modern touch-screen displays, offering an unparalleled user experience.
Key Features and Functionalities:
The Glass Cockpit offered by Volvo Penta is a revolutionary integration system that enhances boating experiences by consolidating and simplifying the management of various onboard systems. Integrated with the Volvo Penta Electronic Vessel Control (EVC) system, the Glass Cockpit takes onboard integration to a whole new level. With this system, drivers can access and control navigation, engine monitoring, and entertainment functions all in one interface, promoting situational awareness and ease of operation, equipped with high-tech touchscreens.
- Collaboration with Garmin:
The Glass Cockpit System seamlessly combines Garmin’s industry-leading navigational features with the power of Volvo Penta’s Electronic Vessel Control (EVC) System. The multi-function display options range from 7 to 27 inches, catering to sports boats and large yachts alike. This system provides access to a wide range of capabilities, including radar, sonar, chart-plotter, 3D maps, instruments, sensors, and more from the Garmin Marine Network.
- Full customization:
Users can tailor the display layouts to suit their specific needs and preferences, and even switch between layouts using the Volvo Penta joystick. This integration extends to control functions such as turning cabin lights or music on and off, all within the touch-screen interface.
- Designed for Explorers:
The Glass Cockpit collects and displays crucial navigation data, ensuring confident and safe travels. By gathering information from the engine, driveline, and onboard electronics, users have complete control over their boat, wherever their adventure takes them. The system is complemented by the accuracy of multiband GPS, providing users with comprehensive and reliable information.
- User-friendly Touch-screen Displays:
Offer intuitive access to information and controls. Boaters can easily customize their display layouts, adapting the information presented to their specific requirements. The system integrates advanced GPS, chart plotting, and radar systems, providing real-time navigation information with exceptional clarity. This enables users to track their position, set waypoints, and monitor weather conditions for a safer and more efficient voyage.
Installation and New Product Updates:
The Glass Cockpit System is fully integrated with Volvo Penta’s features including assisted Docking System, Joystick Control, Autopilot and Garmin’s Surround View camera system.
Volvo Penta has rolled out a major update for its Glass Cockpit that integrates with new-generation multifunction touchscreens developed by marine electronics specialist Garmin. The new Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit 9000 system was developed to make the most of Garmin’s new GPSMAP 9000 multifunction chartplotters that have adopted cinema-quality 4K resolution and up to seven times more processing power.
The new screens also come in sizes ranging from 19 inches to an industry-first 27 inches, and have been optimized so that they remain viewable from a wider range of angles, even in bright sunlight and while using polarized sunglasses.
The Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit represents a significant advancement in marine technology, revolutionizing the boating experience. With its seamless integration of navigation and engine monitoring, this state-of-the-art cockpit provides boaters with unparalleled safety, convenience, and control. The Glass Cockpit’s intuitive interface, connectivity, and advanced features empower boaters to make informed decisions, optimize efficiency, and enjoy their time on the water to the fullest. As Volvo Penta continues to innovate, we can expect further advancements that will shape the future of boating.