May 21, 2010 weblog
Augmented Reality for Your GPS (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- GPS may no longer have to be about following audio directions only, and looking at maps on your screen. Wikitude Drive for Android offers an augmented reality feature that lets you actually see the road ahead.
Since Android can run more than one app at a time, one hopes that you can still use voice activation (if you have it) to receive and make phone calls, even though you are using the navigation app. It might kind of distracting, though, and it is important to remember that you should actually be watching the road, and not driving from the information you see on your smartphone screen.
The app was in beta testing, but the test has ended, so it might be a little while before you actually get to use it.
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