Monday, January 9, 2012

MicroSoft's "Avoid Ghetto" GPS Patent

As reported by several publications in the popular press, MicroSoft was recently awarded a patent for technology that will generate GPS routing based on crime factors.  Intended primarily for Windows enabled mobile phones, the technology has already been dubbed: "Avoid Ghetto".  Find below two articles on this development: 

Comment: It was only matter of time before this happened.  Although MicroSoft got there first with this aspect of what's possible with GPS and a dynamic data base - look for additional capabilities related to personal safety and emergencies from others in the years ahead.

1 comment:

  1. It seems like it could be a useful feature if you are traveling or just moved to a new city. Locals generally know which neighborhoods have more crime.