Sony saving us money for once – adds local garage petrol prices to its satnav displays

Satellite Navigation systems, Science, Software

sony-nvu2-satnav-petrol-gps.jpgWith it now costing more to drive to the shops than you spend on food when you get there, this little GPS innovation from Sony could be the answer to saving literally several pence a month.

Sony’s taken its Japanese PetaMap system and added support for local petrol price data – which can then be viewed on your Sony GPS system, letting users shave fractions of a yen off the price of each litre – just like the UK-based web site which does much the same thing. Only on a computer.

How extremely clever of them. Sadly, the cost benefits of using extra petrol to drive to a petrol station not on your usual route will be burned up in a few hundred metres of driving. You can’t beat The System. The System will be at your funeral, laughing, while wearing a red dress.

(Via TR)

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