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Google to Offer Drivers Help at Gas Pump

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  1. malware New Member

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    Lost drivers soon will be able to Google for help at the pump. As part of a partnership to be announced Wednesday, the online search leader will dispense driving directions at thousands of gasoline pumps across the United States beginning early next month. The pumps, made by Gilbarco Veeder-Root, include an Internet connection and will display Google's mapping service in color on a small screen. Motorists will be able to scroll through several categories to find local landmarks, hotels, restaurants and hospitals selected by the gas station's owner. After the driver selects a destination, the pump will print out directions. Eventually, Gilbarco Veeder-Root hopes to enable motorists to type in a specific address and get directions. Greensboro, N.C.-based Gilbarco Veeder-Root will initially offer the service in about 3,500 gas pumps and expand based on retailer demand.

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    cool to abd none of those gas places are around me
     
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    What about the poor sods stuck behind you waiting to get petrol.
     
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    cool idea.
     
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    How is this gonna help with Gas Prices?
     
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    Advertising, perhaps? :p


    But seriously. We don't need a GPS nav system when we already have one on our cell phones, in our cars, etc.

    It's almost like people can't be bothered to go up to the clerk and ask him for directions, or to buy a map from the gas station :p.
     
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    I can't read maps for shizzle.
     

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