We brought you news of the new round TravelPilot Lucca 3.5 Edition from Blaupunkt when it made tech headlines a little while ago for its unusual shape, bu it has now officially launched.

Offering "plug and play" installation and easy of use Blaupunkt claims the Lucca 3.5 Edition offers super-fast, reliable route calculation, presented on a clear 3.5 inch touch screen display.

TravelPilot Lucca 3.5 Edition features at a glance

- Free built-in TMC reception of Trafficmaster traffic information to avoid jams
- Unique, stylish, circular design
- Easy to use, clearly designed menus and instructions
- Full seven digit UK postcode search
- Ultra-quick route search and calculation
- UK/Ireland street level mapping pre-installed
- Major European roads pre-installed
- Western European street level maps provided on DVD
- European safety camera data included on CD
- "Ecological" route option for fuel efficiency and lower emissions
- Ability to upload third party points of interest, e.g. caravan sites
- Automatic display switch for night/day driving
- Photo viewer and MP3 entertainment features via card reader
- SD/SDHC/MMC card compatibility and USB 2.0 connectivity
- Fast set-up and easy mounting
- 3.5-inch (9cm diagonal) display in 4:3 format
- Four digit PIN code for additional security

The Blaupunkt TravelPilot Lucca 3.5 Edition is available now for £269.99.