Feeds

Chinese drivers get rear-view satnav

It's got audio too!

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

Rear-view mirrors are usually pretty basic reflectors. However, one manufacturer's created a hi-tech version that’s incorporates satnav technology.

Rear_view_mirror

The DS-400GB: satnav, speaker and mirror in one

The touchscreen DS-400GB boasts an integrated GPS antenna and SiRFStar III GPS chip. Information about your location and journey is displayed on a dedicated 4in, 480 x 272 display built into the mirror.

Not that it's a true mirror - a rear-mounted camera is used to capture what’s going on behind your car’s back wheels. This video is then displayed on the larger portion of the DS-400GB's display.

An SD card slot on the mirror allows maps to be uploaded into its route-planning software. However, if music’s more your thing then the memory card can also be used to pump music out through the internal 2W speaker.

Bluetooth compatibility is included too, allowing you to pair your handset with the device and make or receive telephone calls as your drive.

The DS-400GB is currently available in China, but a European price or release date haven’t been seen yet.

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Boffins attempt to prove the UNIVERSE IS JUST A HOLOGRAM
Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?
Our LOHAN spaceplane ballocket Kickstarter climbs through £8000
Through 25 per cent but more is needed: Get your UNIQUE rewards!
Software bug caught Galileo sats in landslide, no escape from reality
Life had just begun, code error means Russia's gone and thrown it all away
LOHAN tunes into ultra long range radio
And verily, Vultures shall speak status unto distant receivers
NASA to reformat Opportunity rover's memory from 125 million miles away
Interplanetary admins will back up data and get to work
SpaceX prototype rocket EXPLODES over Texas. 'Tricky' biz, says Elon Musk
No injuries or near injuries. Flight stayed in designated area
Galileo, Galileo! Galileo, Galileo! Galileo fit to go. Magnifico
I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me. But at least I can find my way with ESA GPS by 2017
prev story

Whitepapers

Gartner critical capabilities for enterprise endpoint backup
Learn why inSync received the highest overall rating from Druva and is the top choice for the mobile workforce.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Rethinking backup and recovery in the modern data center
Combining intelligence, operational analytics, and automation to enable efficient, data-driven IT organizations using the HP ABR approach.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.