Over the past few years, car navigation systems featuring Zagat has been made available on some luxury car models like Mercedez-Benz and Lexus. Meanwhile, Toyota's new Entune system partnered up with OpenTable.com to offer restaurant ratings and reservations on the go.
So I suppose this next bit of news was inevitable: Yelp is now
available and integrated into the navigation systems on select BMWs. The app will not just give you access to
the restaurant review site's database based on your GPS location and
make recommendations, it will also read to you, out loud, the latest
reviews from the site. Nothing like a computer-voice to add gravitas to
the words “OMG”.
Before becoming an award-winning restaurant critic for OC Weekly in 2007, Edwin Goei went by the alias “elmomonster” on his blog Monster Munching, in which he once wrote a whole review in haiku.