NaviRobo lets you know where to turn with arm signals

Don’t you just hate it when a GPS map tells you to turn left, but due to a software glitch, you have already passed the exit without realizing it? Pioneer & iXs Research aims to reinforce the directional instructions with a crab-shaped NaviRobo (aka Navigation Robot) which will be plastered onto your vehicle’s dashboard, letting you know which way to turn with arm signals whenever it is time to turn left or right. We think that this would work well when coupled with traditional auditory signals of standard GPS systems, although it can also be a standalone device. The NaviRobo’s LED eyes will light up before signaling the driver – perfect for low light conditions, signaling the driver with varying intensity at set intervals (approaching 700m, 300m, 100m, and 20m for example). Would you fork out the recommended retail price of $100 for it? iXs and Pioneer are working on a plan to refine it within 2 to 3 years…

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