Thursday, November 8, 2007

Google Maps at the Gas Pump?!: One Small Step Towards Ubiquitous Computing for the Masses....

If you are out and about and find yourself lost and in need of gas, Google might be right at your fingertips to point you in the right direction.
Gasoline pump maker Gilbarco Veeder-Root will provide Google Maps on Internet connected screens right on the gas pump.

Promotions and ads can be displayed on the screen, and customers can receiveand coupons through the pump's receipt printer, according to an article in InformationWeek. Information about local restaurants, shops, and services will also be available to customers. Information will be accessed via a touch -screen.

The next step? Enable the gas-pump Internet screens to inter-operate with cell phones and PDA's!

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