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    Why can't WE have mapping software like THIS...?

    The Japanese have all the fun! Fujistu Ten (Eclipse) has a double-din 7' head unit that has built in GPS, DVD, etc. Anyways- check out the TRUE "bird's-eye" view of the mapping software that Eclipse has put together, and they even put BUILDINGS in the maps. HELLO DeLORME!!??!! HELLO Garmin!!??!!
    You'd think that will all of the clandestine-ish GPS mapping capabilities that our govt has (eh hum NSA, FBI, CIA, NSO), we'd be able to handle this level of mapping.
    Anyways- what do you think? Useful or no?


    http://www.naviokun.com/text/02avn.text/e_8802d.html

    http://www.fujitsu-ten.co.jp/eclipse..._h/sate_u.html

    http://www.fujitsu-ten.co.jp/eclipse.../top8802.html#

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    Thats amazing! I suppose the software would have to be updated if they built another building, but I really would that kind of thing on my system (when i finish it)....

    It would be even more amaing if the GPS up in space could send real time pictures to the GPS reciever, than you would be able to see a traffic jam before you drove into it.... still, thats probably a few years away yet.

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    Mike,

    They can do that now. But you don't work for the NSA so they won't let you.
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    The navigation systems in Japan are much more advanced than systems in other areas. They use a system called VICS to send traffic condition updates to the vehicles via FM sub-bands, cell phone hook-ups, and even IR transmission when your vehicle is under a stop light! In metropolitan areas the system will tell you where the minute by minute traffic congestion is.
    Some of the navi systems will even tell you which parking lots are full.
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    Originally posted by D2
    The navigation systems in Japan are much more advanced than systems in other areas. They use a system called VICS to send traffic condition updates to the vehicles via FM sub-bands, cell phone hook-ups, and even IR transmission when your vehicle is under a stop light! In metropolitan areas the system will tell you where the minute by minute traffic congestion is.
    Some of the navi systems will even tell you which parking lots are full.
    That is nice functionality that I wish we would take advantage of or at least make some of the features a priority in the development of our mapping software. I think the most we get is construction delays and SOME traffic alerts via the CUE Traffic Net modules ( http://www.cue.com/products_services/trafficnet.htm ) .

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    In another post I started, Mercedes put a WiFi connection in their 320C and used it to update map information and download music.

    I think in Japan WiFi is free everywhere just about.
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    I read the following news story this morning, and it looks like they are moving even further into the future.
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    My friend told me GPS was big in Japan, but this is just absurd!!
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    I dont know if this is the same thing, but go here:
    http://www.nissan.co.jp/OPTIONAL-PARTS/NAVI/index.html
    then click on HDD (yeh, hard drive )
    then click on some of the links under 'View'

    their software even shows where the stop lights are... all in 3d

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