Toyota Created a Navigational System for the Nintendo DS
The next time someone tries to tell you a Nintendo DS isn’t worth getting, you can tell them it’s a twofer. Japanese car company Toyota has found a way to turn the gaming system into a GPS tool. By integrating the game system with a car’s Smart Navi system, the DS acts as a navigational remote control.
According to Kotaku, it’s called the Kuruma de DS, which loosely translates to “Use the DS in the Car.” Much like a normal GPS, the system would provide destination directions, maps and sightseeing information. And also like a GPS, it gets a little expensive. The Kuruma itself runs at about the American equivalent of $92—after the purchase of Smart Navi, of course, which can run all the way up to $2,586.
But can you really put a price on an interface that uses Nintendo Mii characters? The system also includes a few interesting features, including quizzes and a speedometer.