Friday, July 13, 2007

TomTom "real world" navigation


Crave has a post that mentions a patent that TomTom has filed for some some interesting technology.  This patent application describes a navigation unit that displays navigation directions overlaid over video of the surrounding area.


This would allow the arrows that indicate where to turn to be overlaid over the the roads themselves.


I do wonder how funny this will look when the navigation unit looses sync with the GPS satellite.  Will the arrows indicate driving into storefronts?