Finding your way through a complex intersection with most GPS units can be tricky, especially when road you see through the windshield doesn't look anything like what's on the map. This GPS unit fixes that problem, by replacing the map with a live video view from a dash mounted camera.
Pioneer's AVIC-VH09CS connects to a wireless camera mounted near the rear view mirror, then superimposes information about what lane you should be in while highlighting visual landmarks along your route. It's a bit like that Volkswagen concept we saw last week, only this one seems less likely to kill you if something goes horribly wrong.
Pioneer says you can turn off the augmented reality AR Scouter mode and return to a more normal GPS display, which sounds like a good idea if you're driving in the boonies at night.
The AVIC-VH09CS features a 7-inch display, DVD and CD playback, SD card slot, and Bluetooth phone hookup. It will be available in Japan later this month for around $3,700. Alas no US version was announced.