Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
h a l f b a k e r y
Breakfast of runners-up.

idea: add, search, annotate, link, view, overview, recent, by name, random

meta: news, help, about, links, report a problem

account: browse anonymously, or get an account and write.

user:
pass:
register,


         

User Optimized GPS

Choose your personal preferences for driving routes.
  (+5)
(+5)
  [vote for,
against]

(A spin-off from [cowtamer]'s GPS Glare Avoidance, and with much credit to [mouseposture] for helping distill the idea.)

A GPS which allows the user to optimize routes for various personal and environmental variables.

A driver may wish to take the long, scenic route home. Choose "optimize for scenery." Sun too bright in the direction you're heading? Select "Avoid glare." Low spots in the road which flood during rain storms? Check "Weather and Flooding." And so on...(I am not aware of any GPS unit which currently gathers weather info, but this does not seem insurmountable.)

Boomershine, Oct 17 2010

[link]






       Hmmm. Well, SatNavs let you opt for motorways or non- motorways, and will offer you a selection of routes for any given journey besides.....   

       In any case, isn't this a matter for the chauffer?
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 17 2010
  

       Chauffers are people, too. And, some have cars of their own.
Boomershine, Oct 17 2010
  

       It's Chauffers all the way down.
Custardguts, Oct 18 2010
  

       Bun. I'm often disappointed by the resolution of the filters in my Sat Nav preferences.
egbert, Oct 18 2010
  
      
[annotate]
  


 

back: main index

business  computer  culture  fashion  food  halfbakery  home  other  product  public  science  sport  vehicle