The best new travel technology
Increasingly sophisticated technology is set to revolutionise the way we travel. Donald Strachan highlights the best of what is to come.
Imagine if your phone could use GPS information and a compass to lead you to the nearest restaurant or cash machine. In fact, it already can: welcome to "augmented reality", or AR, a technology that overlays digital information on a real-world view, typically using your mobile phone´s camera and screen.
"Point your phone at a building and see its history or look at a painting and see the Grove Dictionary article on it. In 2010, this revolution in travel information is just beginning," says James Governor, an industry analyst with Redmonk.
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