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.
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.