Microsoft Awarded GPS Patent To Avoid ‘Unsafe’ Neighborhoods

Microsoft has successfully applied for a patent that can keep you safe in an unfamiliar city when navigating from your smartphone.

Dubbed as the “avoid the ghetto” feature by CBS Seattle, the technology uses crime statistics and weather data to help pedestrians plot a course that ostensibly keeps them from getting mugged or exposed to harsh weather conditions.

Apparently though, Microsoft is not quite ready to start promoting this kinda cool, kinda touchy feature.  CBS Seattle could not get a quote out of them.

Comments

  1. BY james green says:

    I bet you all the neighborhoods they avoid are minority, sound racist to me.

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