Automotive Navigation

I had a thought today. I went over to a friends house that I have been to 3 times total in the last 2 years. I don’t really remember how to get there.
I looked up his address on google maps, and printed it out.

I would like to get a GPS for the car. I don’t know how much work it is to key into your GPS where you want to go. I don’t think I would want to get directions in the GPS software on the computer, download it to a memory card, and load it into the GPS unit. I guess I don’t know how you key into a GPS where you want to go.

I think that I would be willing carry a keychain fob that has my address book on it. The GPS can read my key chain via Bluetooth or RFID type wireless connection. In the GPS, I select “get address from remote device”, key in the PIN for my address book keyfob, scroll through my addresses, and select one. Hrmm, I could even be in a friends car, and do this.

The keyfob plugs into the USB port of you computer and updates off of your address book.

I think if it talked bluetooth, the GPS could even log into your phone, and pull the address book off your phone. You would need to enter addresses into your phonebook. But with the data cables nowadays, there should be software that autosyncs to your outlook address book.

Anyway, this was my half-formed idea as I was driving to go pick up my jigsaw tonight.

I know you SoiSentinal and Stewie have opinions on this one! What do you think?

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