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      01-09-2012, 11:37 AM   #1

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Microsoft Patents ‘Avoid Ghetto’ Feature For GPS Devices

Microsoft has been granted a patent for its “avoid ghetto” feature for GPS devices.

A GPS device is used to find shortcuts and avoid traffic, but Microsoft’s patent states that a route can be plotted for pedestrians to avoid an “unsafe neighborhood or being in an open area that is subject to harsh temperatures.”
I wonder what criteria they use to determine if it is a place you want to avoid, you can not assume all people want to void certain areas. I wonder if they do some sort of user profile first and make suggestion on areas to stay out of. There are place in the deep south that non-rednecks should avoid as well. Just ask the Topgear guys, they almost got shot.

BTW, this feature seems like of racist.