Electric GPS Tour Car

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

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“Come in and try our new GPS based audio tours which will guide you through the streets of San Francisco . With the option of taking three different routes you can discover popular attractions like the Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street and some other hidden treasures of our beautiful city such as the Japanese Tea Garden and the Painted Ladies. Along with driving directions, our GPS technology will also offer you music, sound effects, and historical background on the sites.”

Electric Time Car Rentals

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“Roadtour” – Audio-visual guide for satnav

Friday, 7 December 2007

Roadtour

Promotional introduction: “ROADTOUR delivers audio-visual guides directly into your car via your Satnav or GPS enabled mobile phone, automatically telling you about interesting locations as you approach them. Using ROADTOUR you can hear all about the nearest castle, see pictures of historic homes and even read all about the best local pubs.”

Product experience: “Roadtour works on your Satnav or GPS Mobile which knows your location. As you approach interesting heritage locations, ROADTOUR tells you about them over the loudspeaker. On the screen ROADTOUR also shows you pictures of the location, opening times, prices and, in the case of Pubs, colourful and individual reviews.”

Platforms: Garmin, Windows Mobile

Pricing:
ROADTOUR Heritage (600 UK Heritage sites) from £19.95
ROADTOUR Pubs & Inns (in association with Sawday’s) from £14.95
ROADTOUR – The Full Trip (UK Heritage + Pubs & Inns) from £29.95
Availabe as download, CD rom or SD card.


GoCar – The storytelling GPS-moped

Friday, 30 November 2007

GoCar
(Picture: GoCar Franchise Services, Inc.)

The press kit says: “GoCAR is the world’s first computer guided storytelling car. The clever talking car navigates for you, but that’s not all. As you drive, it points out the sights and tells you the stories that bring San Francisco to life.”

(Video: GoCar Franchise Services, Inc., via Youtube.com)

A three-wheeler moped with navigation system and GPS-triggered audio guidance. The “storytelling car” seems to be fun. Started 2004 GoCars are meanwhile available at San Francisco, San Diego and Miami, franchisers for further cities are searched for. At a first glance unexpected, but at the second it is reasonable – GoCar is offering location-based advertisement:

“The GoCar becomes a trusted companion in an unfamiliar place; telling stories, pointing out landmarks, assisting our customers explore and enjoy a city adventure. Which is why we call the GoCar the Local on wheels. The GoCar can vocalize your business right as the GoCar drives by your premises delivering its unqiue personality. Not only do the pasengers get notified of your unique business proposition, but also bystanders who are naturally looking at the car as it talks about your premises.”

http://www.gocartours.com/pages/advertise.html

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(Videos: GoCar Franchise Services, Inc., via YouTube.com)