TomTom GPS to feature live video tips?

Satellite Navigation systems

tomtom-patent.pngA recent patent filed by lost driver saviour TomTom shows the company is planning to include a video camera in its next-gen GPS devices.

The video footage will then be whacked directly onto the satnav device’s screen, with the gadget drawing a digital line over the top of the video feed. Follow the line and you won’t get lost. Simple.

So instead of staring at 2D maps and trying to work out if it means that left or that left, you may soon see your actual route laid out in front of you, in real time video, with clever little arrows showing you which corner to brake suddenly for next.

TomTom video satnav patent

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