May 14 2010
If you missed the original iKitt iPhone App review then you can read the full details here
This is just an update regarding the iKitt iPhone App’s operation as a speedometer using GPS as you are travelling.
Turn the iPhone on its side and you get the classic Knight Rider / Kitt speedometer. As the iPhone gathers the GPS coordinates and positioning it calculates the actual speed you are doing (please do not do this when driving!! I don’t want people telling me they crashed when trying this out!).
A screenshot of the app in operation is shown below.
The speed of the iKitt speedometer is not realtime, sometimes it will update once a second sometimes longer. However it is quite accurate. The actual speed when testing above was approx 90kph.
I was very tempted to try this in a 737 when taking off from Gatwick recently but felt the “Please turn off all mobile devices” was enough to get me to turn it off.
Its a very good app and well worth the €0.79c price tag on the iTunes App Store, even if it is just for the retro sentimentality.