Friday, August 31, 2007

Tell Me Where I am, Please

The new TomTom new high-end product, the TomTom GO 920 T, has voice recognition. The device also includes new enhanced positioning technology, which uses movement and gravity sensors to calculate drivers' positions when GPS signals are not available because there is no direct line-of-sight connection to a satellite, such as when driving in a city with tall buildings, underpasses or bridges.

Driver distraction and the current need to key instructions is a recognised safety hazard and therefore speech recognition enables user to ask for information and receive directions in return. But imagine a car full of kids – I wonder what it will instruct you to do?

The TomTom GO 920 T global positioning system comes preinstalled with complete maps of Europe, the U.S. and Canada later this year in the US at a retail price of US$699.95.