Friday, January 6, 2012

Awesome! Microsoft Patents ‘Avoid Ghetto’ Feature For GPS Devices

This should be a must for all GPS devices. Just use the crime stats to steer people away from bad areas. That would me in South Florida half of Dade County.

Microsoft has been granted a patent for its “avoid ghetto” feature for GPS devices.

A GPS device is used to find shortcuts and avoid traffic, but Microsoft’s patent states that a route can be plotted for pedestrians to avoid an “unsafe neighborhood or being in an open area that is subject to harsh temperatures.”

Created for mobile phones, the technology uses the latest crime statistics and weather data and includes them when calculating a route.

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