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Honda has created a GPS navigation system for your shoes【Video】
Ashirase sounds great for anyone who gets lost easily, but there’s another group of people Honda has in mind. The vast majority of streets in Japan don’t have names, and so Japanese drivers were early adopters of car navigation systems. Now Honda Motor Co. has designed a brand-new navigation system, but this one is for […]
▼ Vibration diagrams for “forward,” “stop,” and “turn left”If the system requires a smartphone, though, why not just use any number of other GPS navigation apps, you might be wondering. The answer is that Ashirase is being designed with the needs of visually impaired people in mind. For those with poor eyesight or other ocular issues, checking your smartphone screen in an outdoor/outside your home environment can be difficult or even impossible, Being hands-free means Ashirase doesn’t cause problems for those walking with a white cane, and the guidance vibrations replacing verbal instructions eliminate the need to wear an earphone and hinder the user’s ability to hear the surrounding environment, an important safety concern for people unable to see cars or other potential hazards.
▼ The Ashirase shoe-based navigation system in actionHonda is developing the system in conjunction with a new company, also called Ashirase, that the automaker helped in the establishment of, and hopes to bring it to market sometime in 2022. Sources: PR Times, Honda Top image: PR Times Insert images: YouTube/本田技研工業株式会社 (Honda), Honda ● Want to hear about SoraNews24’s latest articles as soon as they’re published? Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
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