Nov 8th, 2007 by RJ Menezes
Seems like the days of asking for directions are coming to an end. Recently, internet search engine giant Google has announced it will begin offering lost drivers directions right at the pump. Google’s mapping service will be used to help lost drivers get where their going.
Google, which is based out of Mountain View California, announced the new service as part of a range of new services it will provide in partnership with Gilbarco Veeder-Root, a North Carolina-based gas pump manufacture. “Consumers can view maps on the pump’s screen and locate their desired destinations,” Gilbarco Veeder-Root states on its Web site. “They can also search Google’s local business listings by category (restaurant, hospital, gift shop, etc.) to find the nearest choices. Once a destination is selected, consumers can also print the driving directions at the pump.”
The special pumps will initially be installed in around 3,500 gas pumps throughout the U.S. Plans are to expand once popularity grows.
Now your pump can not only provide the fuel to get to where you’re going, but it can point the way too.