Friday, June 11, 2004

Never Lost

Sony has released three new GPS systems for cars based on Linux that render realistic 3D street images in realtime. Unfortunately, the actual announcement is in Japanese, but the pictures and video are neat. What makes this system unique is that it shows you the real buildings, shops, and terrain that are in front of the driver. No more using Hert'z EverLost and wondering "Is the next right really this one, or the one 50 feet down?"

In addition to the GPS, the touchscreen unit also works as a media player, a Web browser, an email client, an embedded PDF viewer, and a light word processor (for the true masochist).


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