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Directus Rear-view Mirror GPS


We’ve been hearing about various concepts for integrating GPS and a rear view mirror for close to four years now, however the new Mirror from Directusnav actually exists. It is an interesting concept as it addresses many of the aesthetic issues a traditional PND is plagued with… suction cup mounts, dangling cords, etc. My first reaction was concern that it might be difficult to reach, although as I sat in my car I realized that the mirror is actually a closer reach than the bottom center of the windshield where PNDs are typically installed.

Directus Navigation Mirror

The device runs the familiar Nav N Go application, so the navigation qualities are not a big mystery. The device features Text To Speech, along with 7 million pois. Bluetooth is another nice touch allowing for hands free calling through the integrated speaker and microphone. There are also two video inputs available for use with a rear view camera. Maps come on SD card and updates are available from NaviExtras. The user manual also indicates traffic data is available via TMC.

2 Responses

  1. We’ve seen a couple of other gps ideas integrated with the rear view mirror over the past couple of years. This one actually looks nice. Hard to say how much of a distraction it would be while driving. You can’t put it in your line of sight obviously. When I glace at my rear-view mirror I can no longer see the road in front of me, so I think it could be a problem if looking at the gps any length of time. Something that would have to be used for awhile to see if it works out OK.

    gatorguy - November 10th, 2009
  2. I have always liked my gps info “in my field of view”. Had several Hertz “Neverlost” experiences and thought looking down was dangerous. However, having been driving for over 30+ years I can say I doubt I want it in the rearview mirror.

    “Opinions differ” – the late great Patrick Swayze in Roadhouse

    Pat - November 10th, 2009

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