Feb 21, 2011

Navisurfer II: Ubuntu In Your Car

Probably many may know that most (if not all) of the GPS navigators are based on a Linux kernel : TomTom is the best example of this.
Navisurfer II: Linux Also In Your Car

In the picture above Navisurfer II , which in fact has already A couple of years longer in the market it's a computer with touch screen and integrated 3G connectivity.

The Navisurfer II has a modified version of Ubuntu 10.10 , and includes the following ports:
3 x USB 2.0
2 x PS2
1 x Mic-in
1 x Line-in
1 x Line-out
1 x Serial Port
2 x DC 12V input
2 x AV-in (Monitor only)
1 x Rear View Camera auto switch

You can find this product in this online store for a price of 299 euros.


The screen looks pretty small. While the icons are nice and large and touch-friendly, aren't the standard size menu's as seen in the pictures too small to control by touchscreen? Especially when driving?