Tokyo — The latest addition to Japan's growing lineup of car navigation systems, a new portable unit by Kyushu Matsushita Electric Co., Ltd., could dramatically alter the future landscape of the market. Kyushu Matsushita, a subsidiary of Matsushita Electric Industries Co., Ltd., unveiled its “Deru-Navi KX-GT30” series in early March and sales began in April. Among the new system's features are electronic mail and Internet capability, an industry first for portable units. For in-car use, ...

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