Those looking for a few more distractions than the ordinary GPS / PMP
device has to offer may want to consider Pioneer's new AVIC-X3 unit, which looks like it should please even the most demanding car-dweller. Up front and center on this one is a 7-inch touchscreen which, in addition to displaying the usual GPS information, can also be used a display for the integrated DVD player (which'll handle DivX files stored on a CD-R or DVD-R as well). Otherwise, you'll get real time traffic information from the built-in TMC receiver, along with 1.5 million points of interest for 26 European countries. If the standard fare isn't enough to keep you busy, you can also make use of various optional cables and accessory to hook up an iPod, a video game console, additional screens, or a rear view camera. No word on price, but it'll apparently be available in Europe sometime in September.
[Via Akihabara News