Nintendo and Toyota Join Forces for Easier Navigation
Trying to navigate your navigation system can seem like an ironic, cruel twist of automotive fate. This especially rings true when you're trying hard to pay attention to the road, keep both hands on the wheel, and both eyes on the road. Share our sentiments? If so, you'll be happy to know that Toyota has come up with an out-of-the box solution to this problem.
In order to help make interacting with a navigation system easier, Toyota has developed a new tool that allows passengers in new Toyota vehicles to work the system using a Nintendo DS. That's right. The gaming world and the automotive realm have finally collided. And Lustine Toyota, for one, thinks it's brilliant.
Using a software card called the Kuruma de DS, gamers can turn their DS devices into navigational remote controls that will set destinations, map out routes, send music to the car's audio system, and even provide sightseeing information. In order to add a bit of fun and personality into the mix, the program takes advantage of its carrier and uses Nintendo Mii characters to convey the information.
Now, Toyota does stress that this bit of technology is designed for passenger use only. As safety is always the automaker's priority, they don't want drivers to be distracted at the wheel. At this moment in time, the Kuruma de DS is available only in Japan. However, Lustine Toyota invites you to stay tuned as Toyota will surely move forward with this and other new technologies in the near future.
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