Want your GPS to avoid the ghetto? There’s an app for that!
Microsoft has been granted a patent for its “avoid ghetto” feature for GPS devices. 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.”
Created for mobile phones, the technology uses the latest crime statistics and weather data and includes them when calculating a route. (H/T – Smite)
Call me a racist if you must, but this is the greatest app ever created.