Topical items and views on the impact of digitisation on publishing and its content and the issues that make the news. This blog follows the report 'Brave New World', (http://www.ewidgetsonline.com/vcil/bravenewworld.html ), published by the Booksellers Association of the UK and Ireland and authored by Martyn Daniels. The views and comments expressed are those of the author.
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.
Posted by Martyn Daniels at Friday, August 31, 2007
Labels: GPS, tom tom, voice recognition