Panasonic has announced that it will launch its first foray into mobile navigation in the U.S. market at this year’s Specialty Automotive Equipment Market Association Show (SEMA), which begins on Halloween in Las Vegas. The Strada CN-NVD905U Double Din navigation receiver will be compatible with Sirius Traffic to display real time traffic information in addition to run-of-the-mill directions. This feature requires connecting the device to a Sirius tuner with a Sirius antenna and, naturally, a subscription to Sirius Traffic.
Other features include a 30GB hard drive, 7-inch touch panel LCD screen, NAVTEQ mapping software and voice guidance in three languages. As with many navigation tools on the market, this device doubles as a mobile entertainment system, capable of playing back input from satellite radio, video iPods, DVDs and CDs through the vehicle’s speaker system in surround sound. The Strada will be available in Spring 2007 with pricing yet to be announced.
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