Again this is one of those ‘no-brainer’ gadgets, so why doesn’t this exist? Is it the stigma of the Grand Theft Auto franchise? Or does Rockstar refuse to merchandise the brand? Either way, I think this is one of those ‘Art-imitates-life’ devices utilized for the sake of a video game, so why not revert GTA’s take on an everyday device back to the consumer?
Some must-haves: It has to give the User the ability to input the make and model of their vehicle, so every time you start the vehicle, you’d have that GTA moment. Sure it’s redundant, and may not be a helpful reminder that you’re kickin’ it with an 89′ Ford Festiva, but it’s one of those ‘authentic’ GTA touches.
Also, you should be able to input your friend’s initials and other landmarks onto the map, as though they were mission contacts. Lastly, it needs to display the radio station you listen to, and announce every neighborhood you are cruising through.
If you need to go the extra mile and incorporate a laser/radar detector (do people still use those?), that could alert the driver using GTA’s infamous ‘police star’ meter. 5 stars if you are really in trouble.