Hitachi unveils second-generation GPS range

By Craig Zammit

SYDNEY: Hitachi today announced it will unveil its latest GPS car navigation range to retailers for the first time at tonight’s 2007 Roadshow, boasting upgrades and improvements over its first-generation range provide the ultimate all-in-one navigation solution.

The new four-inch display MMP-401B (RRP $549) and the five-inch display MMP-501B (RRP $799) will both feature touch-screen display, address entry, points-of-interest, recent addresses, red-light camera alerts, school safety-zone indication and Sensis V14 mapping data software.

Both models will also feature the new Multi Stop planner which allows users to plan a trip with up to 12 individual stops, as well as a text-to-speech function that will announce street names and addresses allowing users to be directed more accurately.

Additionally, the new MMP-401B and MMP-501B boast mp3 and mp4 playback and 256MB SDRAM with USB connection and SD card slot, allowing multimedia playback including video.

Features exclusive to premium MMP-501B include Bluetooth compatibility and five hour battery life.

The new GPS range will be available nationally from mid-August.

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