Wednesday, December 19, 2007

GPS + Heads-Up Display

I signed up just two days ago for the very nice GPS feature resident in my BlackBerry. Yesterday, it got us successfully to a board meeting when the car in front of me realized they in fact didn't know where they were going. But the limitations of having to switch between GPS display and the real road were apparent at one point when the spoken GPS said "turn left" but actually, you had to take a swooping side road to the right and then swing back to the left to cross the road. A product called Virtual Cable, still very much in concept or at best prototype, would solve that problem nicely: a heads-up display integrated with GPS. It places a virtual line in your view of the road indicating the direction to be traveled. LINK
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