Skip to comments.Microsoft Patents ‘Avoid Ghetto’ Feature For GPS Devices (biased title,story different)
Posted on 01/06/2012 4:51:39 PM PST by dynachrome
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 Microsofts 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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Wouldn’t it be easier to use voter roles and note those areas run by Democrats?
“Wouldnt it be easier to use voter roles and note those areas run by Democrats?”
Thank you. Patent Pending. :)
Show me the shortest route between here and thre and don’t send me down MLK Blvd
Used a gps to get me from a DC B&B to the Baltimore Airport 5 years ago. Been waiting for this new feature ever since.
This should have a measurable impact on inter-racial crime statistics.
I know people working at a university who are told upon hire NEVER to take the most direct route to work, the area around that highway exit is near Third World. Tragic.
The comments posted at the link are hilarious!
The exit at Philadelphia should have been a warning. Wanting to visit the historic buildings, the random exit I chose forced me to make a u-turn and get back on the main highway after about a half-mile or so.
I am most familiar with California, and I can certainly identify the areas in San Francsco I would avoid at night, a couple at ANY time. I am sure there are similar areas in every major and medium-sized cities. Does anyone have a link to any sources that have a complete list?
There's an App for that:
Funny how that works.
In San Francisco, CA, Army Street is now called MLK.
In Stockton, CA, Charter Way is now MLK Blvd.
Most murders, random shootings, car thefts, burglaries, break-ins and muggings happen within 1/4 mile of those sterling streets. I can't explain it, but I avoid those areas like the plague, except for driving along them on my way to somewhere else.
being in an open area that is subject to harsh temperatures.
Think it would route you around Death Valley?
“Wouldnt it be easier to use voter roles and note those areas run by Democrats?
And of course, the White House should automatically be included as a slum area inhabited by....(insert N four letter words here where N is a large number)...
The ghetto version has a ‘find rich whitey houses while they away at woik.’
How will they determine which is ‘unsafe.’
My rule of thumb - When bar means something you put on a door and window instead of a place that serves drinks, you’re in the wrong neighborhood.
“We can’t close our eyes to the plight of the city. Kids, you noticing all this plight “
“Roll ‘em up”
Even book tours of Route 66 tell you to stay the hell out of East St. Louis.
I bet MLK would be thrilled with all those wonderful streets named after him. /s
It's funny how a glass-littered, broken up pavement street became a Blvd overnight. Sounds like a trick to bring the tourists in, never to be seen again.