NAVTEQ has been selected to provide Panasonic with NAVTEQ digital map data for the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico for the recently launched Panasonic Strada CN-NVD905U.
The navigation system will also feature SIRIUS Traffic available through SIRIUS Satellite Radio.
The Strada CN-NVD905U is Panasonic's first foray into the aftermarket automotive navigation space in North America. The hard drive based in-dash system features a seven-inch, color touch panel LCD monitor with an customizable destination menu providing for ease in route planning and destination searches. Turn-by-turn voice guidance complements visual cues during navigation. In addition, each Strada CN-NVD905U comes loaded Bluetooth capabilities for hands-free cell phone conversation, iPod Video, satellite radio integration options and SRS Circle Surround Automotive technology for outstanding audio performance.
The Strada CN-NVD905U receives live traffic information from SIRIUS Traffic, which uses NAVTEQ Traffic data. Users who choose to subscribe can receive continuously updated traffic information in 50 markets across the U.S. and Canada. Visual notification of incidents and congestion allows drivers to see potential traffic delays and avoid traffic problems.
In addition, every Strada CN-NVD905U comes pre-loaded with NAVTEQ's digital map data for the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. Users also have access to NAVTEQ's Points of Interest (POI) database, which includes over 12 million POIs, including restaurants, hotels, airports, gas stations, ATMs and other destinations across the U.S. and Canada.
The Strada CN-NVD905U retails at $1,799.95.