Stra-da! It's Panasonic's new sat-nav

Pull over Garmin, get out of the road TomTom; Panasonic's up behind you flashing its lights and honking its horn – and it means business. Debuti

Pull over Garmin, get out of the road TomTom; Panasonic's up behind you flashing its lights and honking its horn – and it means business.

Debuting its Strada sat-navs in Europe, the Euro-mapped CN-GP50N is the first Panny to arrive on our shores. Sporting a huge 5in widescreen it’s got some nice touches under that polished black hood.

First up are those 3D buildings popping up over London and other cities to punctuate the flat maze of streets ahead. Second, it has Lane Assist to let you know exactly which section of tarmac you should be filtering into before you end up sucked into the wrong traffic flow, never to return.

All the usual top-spec additions are on there too, including Bluetooth, a media player, optional TMC traffic updates and it'll take accept voice commands to save you tapping away while doing 100 feet per second down the motorway. Mmm, safety conscious.

Essentials
Panasonic CN-GP50N
Price: €400
On sale: October
Contact: Panasonic

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