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Toyota Unveils Nintendo DS Controlled Navigation System In Japan

Toyota has unveiled a tool which enables motorists to control their vehicle’s navigation system using a Nintendo DS. The new tool, called Kuruma de DS, has recently been shown off at a press conference in Tokyo. Basically, it works with Toyota’s new Smart Navi system, using a DS cartridge that can connect with the car manufacturer’s Smart Navi system via Bluetooth.


Nintendo DS-controlled Navigation System, Image Credit : 4gamer Website

Kuruma de DS gaming system allows passengers to use the Nintendo DS to input destinations, view maps, check on the vehicle’s speed and sightseeing information. Passengers are able to save places on the Nintendo DS. Some people may find the tool impractical and complex, but still it’s a good one for Nintendo fanatics. The cost of Toyota’s Smart Navi system is ¥206,850 (£1,616 or $2,575). The DS cartridge costs ¥7,329 (£56 or $90).

Turning Nintendo DS Into A Navi Remote Control, Image Credit : 4Gamer Website

Nintendo 3Ds hit the milestone of 5 million units sold in February this year which led it the fastest system to hit the landmark figure in the territory. Hope so, you’ll have an actual Nintendo DS of your own. Kuruma de DS is going to launch in Japan on June 1 and will be available only in Japan. For the video, please visit 4Gamer.

Source : 4Gamer (Japanese)
Thanks To : Kotaku

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