To wrap up this series on the future of GPS, I’ll indulge in pure fantasy. Unlike the features listed in my posts on GPS predictions and my GPS wish list I don’t expect to see the items listed below for a couple of years anyway:
Once most people have GPS receivers with live traffic info, what happens when 90% of traffic is rerouted around a jam up? Another traffic jam is created! I wonder how traffic info providers are going to handle load balancing.
My techie wife says she wants a tricorder. Not the type they had on Star Trek, but a true all-in-one device. She wants a GPS, full Windows OS, digital camera and phone, in a not too bulky device. We’re moving that direction with UMPC’s, AKA Origami, though reviewers have not been kind to them. Now when will we see those projectable keyboards?