Navigation app gives you freedom to explore

 作者:弥谐敌     |      日期:2017-12-07 07:01:00
Turn-by-turn navigation apps for smartphones mean pedestrians need never get lost, but they may instead lose the opportunity to discover the tucked-away treasures of unfamiliar cities. Simon Robinson at Swansea University, UK, and colleagues, have a compromise – they have developed a novel app that gives the user feedback on the general direction to take to reach a geographical target, but leaves the precise route open to choice. The phone simply vibrates when it is pointing towards the target. To encourage exploration, the system constantly analyses the available routes, using location information and map software,