Kenwood Pen-Based Navigation System

Kenwood Pen-Based Navigation System (Images courtesy AVING USA)
By Andrew Liszewski

Kenwood has come up with a clever way to bridge the gap between traditional printed maps and GPS units for those who might not be gadget-inclined. Shown at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show, the navigation system just requires you to point to any place on the map where it will then be displayed on the GPS-equipped electronic unit. At that point you can presumably get turn-by-turn driving instructions or other information about your selected destination.

I assume the system uses specially printed maps for interacting with the pen, but I have no idea if it’s destined for production or is nothing more than an auto show concept.

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