GPS navigation systems for cars start starting to become more and more popular, whether you decide to go with the actual hardware or go with an app such as TomTom, the fact of the matter is that GPS is starting to become more accessible. So much so that Mitsubishi Electric has decided to add a few new features in their new car navigation system, the NR-MZ50.
The NR-MZ50 still does what a GPS navigation system is supposed to do, along with real-time traffic information and updates. It reportedly also has an “Eco-Guide” feature, directing the driver to more fuel-efficient routes, which could mean avoiding areas with unnecessary acceleration, such as going up a slope.
On top of everything, the NR-MZ50 is also supposed to allow you to watch DVD movies on it as well, perfect for those times when you are stuck in traffic jams (although not recommended while you’re cruising down the highway). It’s also supposed to feature a TV tuner, which would allow you to record television shows while on the go, which can be stored on either the 8GB of internal memory or onto an SD card.
Other features it reportedly brings to the table, include Bluetooth, USB and iPod support and comes with a touch screen display of 800×480 resolution. No word on whether we will be seeing this GPS navigation system hit the States, but in Japan it will retail for 150,000 Yen, which is about $1,865, a price we’re not sure many would be willing to pay.