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An iGlasses/Google Glass app for delivery/taxi drivers. HUDdy goodness.
Uses augmented reality in conjunction with Google Street View to
display building address numbers floating in front of them, so a taxi/
delivery driver can always find his/her destination. Imagine, driving
down a street, looking through Google Glass at the world around you.
as it should, exactly as if the glasses were't
there, but hovering in front of every building on the street is the
address number. Your desired destination's address is prominently
displayed in larger text and a different color.
like this [zeno, Oct 09 2013]
||Yesish, although satnav will usually take you to a
specific house number.
||The limits of GPS accuracy can lead to difficulty in finding a
specific house when faced with a row of 3 or 4 that all lack
visible number placards. On rainy or cloudy days, GPS locks can
be difficult to secure and once secured, can be off by hundreds
of feet. When using Google Maps' Navigation feature, for
instance, I've been told 'Your destination is on the right', when in
fact my destination is 2 or 3 buildings down. I can find out if I
pull over and look at the street view or long press on a nearby
home to recall that address, from which I can count the houses
to the one I need. What I don't see is why there's no option to
have a map layer avaibale which displays addresses over the
buildings on the satellite view.
||Yes ok! BUT...
This must have the name of your destination in very big letters across the sky, exactly like those in the tv show Fringe.
||Assuming all the writing turns up in the same place in front of the building, nothing to stop some joker printing out numbers in the same font/colour and sticking them on the front of buildings.
||[+] As an Aspergian who used to deliver pizzas -- I want
to spend ALL OF MY BUNS ON THIS IDEA. Alas, I am
allowed to give it only one.