The collaborative force of JVC and Kenwood has produced its first in-car navigation system since last years merger and it certainly offers more than directions for getting from A to B.

The AVENUE MDV-313 features a 6.1” touchscreen LED backlit display with 489x234 resolution with updatable 3D virtual maps. As well as an integrated DVD player, the entertainment device offers a 1seg digital TV tuner, AM/FM radio and maximum audio output of 50Wx4. Inbuilt USB and SD card slots allow MP3 playback with iPod connectivity also an option. The company is also touting the unit as having extremely fast response times.

The JVC Kenwood Avenue MDV-313 is set for release this month in Japan for around ¥90,000 (US$1000). No word yet on a release for the rest of the world.