Follow that red line ! Windscreen GPS navigation

January 28, 2008 at 15:59 1 comment

Virtual Cable promises to be a safer, simpler and more intuitive replacement of the traditional GPS devices. Only drawback: you can’t take the thin red line with you :o)

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Virtual Cable has been developed by the US company Making Virtual Solid. It displays a red route line on the driver’s windscreen, which shows the upcoming twists and turns that he or she must take in order to reach their destination. There’s no reason to take your eyes off the road anymore.

Users input their required destination through their existing GPS device, and Virtual Cable then uses the routeplan the gadget comes up with to display the red line, which is achieved using a combination of lasers and mirrors hidden behind the car’s dashboard.

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The line changes according to the route and the vehicle’s position, while its intensity and thickness adjusts automatically according to its surroundings.

Virtual Cable isn’t commercially available yet – it’s still patent pending – but Making Virtual Solid claims that once it comes to market the system could cost as little as $200…
Source: http://www.reghardware.co.uk
Check out a simulation movie at Making Virtual Solid‘s website, or take a look at this YouTube movie:

 

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. pat  |  May 15, 2008 at 13:36

    There’s no reason to take your eyes off the road anymore.

    Reply

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