Interesting GPS Navigator has been introduced at MWC 2011 called Route 66 Maps + Navigation. Unlike any other GPS navigator that uses voice guide or map guide, this Route 66 Maps + Navigation uses the latest AR (Augmented Reality) technology to bind on a specific car to let us following someone easier.
Yes, beside it can tell you the path you should follow, this Route 66 Maps + navigation using AR to create a virtual car in front of your car using the real scenery from the front view via a dedicated camera. It’s just like following your friend’s car without the car has to be there.
Theoretically, this feature is a great idea that prevent yourself from hitting someone while you are focusing your eyes on the navigator screen.
However, there is also a downside where the virtual car has completely block the center view of the car, where if you focus too much on the display instead of your real car view, you won’t know what’s in the middle of the route and there is a risk for accident.
Take a look at the following video for more details:
It looks pretty amazing for following people around without losing track. This Route 66 Maps + Navigation will be shipped in this year (with unknown launch date and pricing).