Monday, January 22, 2007

In-car technology

The BBC CLick online site has a post titled 'In-car technology drives forward' which looks at in-car telematics, including TV screens that use GPS to show car-parking spaces:

Big city car parks are often full, so one US satellite radio station is aiming to stream information about space availability directly into the cockpit.

"There are hundreds of different parking garages spread across the United States where the garage owner has computer technology to tell them which spaces are empty or full," said David Butler of XM Satellite Radio.

"We are tapping into that information and sending it to your navigation system. The map will tell you where the parking garages are located, and how many empty spaces they have."

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