Friday, August 29, 2008

Travel Pilot N700 Overlays Directions on Live Video, Reads Street Signs

In the last few months car navigation systems have seen a variety of enhancements, from aerial photography to 3D city modeling to live traffic data and internet connectivity. None, however, have done live video.

The Travel Pilot N700 has a small camera stuck on the back of the windshield-mounted unit that feeds live video on which navigation instructions are superimposed. The unit also features voice control, live traffic info, WLAN and Bluetooth connectivity and the ability to read and warn of traffic signs with the integrated camera. The price is expected to be about $740, but the N700 is exclusive to Europe, for now.

Watch the video.



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