Sure it’s nice having a GPS unit built into your mobile phone, but what good does it do you when you’re driving along at (just over) the speed limit? Try looking up your destination, committing it to memory, and entering it into the GPS’s map-routing software – all while keeping one hand on the wheel (and hopefully one eye on the road). Say you’re headed to an old friend’s house, but you can’t remember how to get there. Instead of going through the aforementioned hassles of gettng GPS directions, wouldn’t it be nice if all you had to do was press a single button in order to retrieve directions from your current location to your destination? Of course it would. And, it looks like Samsung is all over this one. The South Korean handset manufacturing giant’s newest patent makes single-click GPS directions possible.
The patent details a method by which a user could retrieve an address and, with a single-click of a hardware or software button, can call up routing information based on the user’s GPS-based location data.
Other push-button technology lets you ask “Where you at?” – this push-button tech actually tells you “Where they at!”
[Via: Patent Monkey]