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Rearview Mirror With Embedded GPS

Mirror Pilot

— February 22, 2008 — Autos
Car GPS units are ugly if they aren't standard equipment. The Mirror Pilot looks good because the cables and suction cups are gone, and everything is embedded in the rear view mirror. MirrorPilot uses Antaris with two and three dimension maps, voice and message channels. No more charging, no more locking up the GPS to stop thieves.

Implications - There are already so many distractions on the road that it's no surprise that brands are making these rearview mirror-embedded GPS devices. Hybrid products like this are becoming more appealing to the convenience-hungry consumer, as two-in-one types of technology not only offer space-saving qualities, but also practicality and handiness in hectic, distracting schedules.
Trend Themes
1. Rearview Mirror-embedded GPS - The trend of embedding GPS technology into rearview mirrors offers a space-saving and convenient solution for the convenience-hungry consumer.
2. Hybrid Products - The rise of hybrid products, like the Mirror Pilot, presents disruptive innovation opportunities by combining multiple functionalities into a single device.
3. Convenience-driven Technology - The increasing demand for practical and handy technology that can seamlessly integrate into hectic and distracting schedules creates opportunities for rearview mirror-embedded GPS devices like Mirror Pilot.
Industry Implications
1. Automotive - The automotive industry can explore opportunities to integrate rearview mirror-embedded GPS technology into their vehicles, offering a space-saving and convenient navigation solution.
2. Consumer Electronics - The consumer electronics industry can capitalize on the trend of hybrid products, like the Mirror Pilot, by developing innovative devices that combine multiple functionalities in a compact form factor.
3. Security - The security industry can consider leveraging rearview mirror-embedded GPS devices to enhance theft prevention and vehicle tracking capabilities, eliminating the need for separate GPS units.
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