JVC was showing off two new in-dash GPS navigation system at CES 2011 in Vegas last week. The new models are the JVC KW-NT50HDT and KW-NT30HD both of which have a 6.1″ display and integrated HD radio.
One of the new features is the iheartradio iPhone application which can be used via USB connection on KW-NT30HD and KW-NT50HDT. It lets you view song and artist information, album artwork, and control channel up or down functions from the navigation unit or from the iPhone itself. You also get free lifetime subscription to the Total Traffic HD+ Network with KW-NT50HDT. This model also has the dual HD tuner system, which has the ability to feature audio content on one tuner and HD Total Traffic Network Data on the other.
Navigation features include map coverage of the U.S. (including Alaska and Hawaii), Canada, and Puerto Rico, high-sensitivity WAAS enabled GPS for accurate navigation, over 6 million P.O.I. data from infoUSA, and quick start up in less than 15 seconds. Both Text-to-Speech and voice guidance are available in English, Spanish, and French. Other useful features include magnified view, Lane Guide, Speed Limit Display, Speed Alert function, and brand P.O.I. icons. You can search from various options including P.O.I. (name/vicinity/phone number), address, zip code, coordinates, and 100 favorite/last 50 destinations. The user-friendly touch panel is based on Grid-Layout Design, with consistent key position for each screen. Hard keys are also available on the frame for instant access to frequently used functions.
Both models will come out in March. You can pick up the KW-NT30HD for $1000 and the KW-NT50HDT for $1200.