Watch the Gumball Rally from space

What better way for CoPilot to show off its ultimate Big Brother surveillance than by tracking the every move of racing cars as they journey across th

What better way for CoPilot to show off its ultimate Big Brother surveillance than by tracking the every move of racing cars as they journey across three of the world’s continents?

The sat-nav outfit’s incorporated its technology into the Gumball Rally 3000, allowing fans to see exactly where drivers are – it all works using Co-Pilot FleetCenter location-tracking. To see what we’re blathering about, take a peek at the special tracking website. When we looked just now, most of the drivers were roaring towards or past Belgrade in Serbia. You can even check out who’s driving what, from a 1991 Lamborghini to a VW Camper van.

Happily, this technology isn’t just for the motor sport world – it’s for us mere mortals too as we find new ways of amusing ourselves during another exhilarating traffic jam.

The latest version of CoPilot Live sat nav, see, has real-time location as standard.  All you have to do is send a tracking link via email to either the bosses at work or the other half waiting at home, and they can see exactly where you are via a map on the internet.  They can then send you messages or a new destination.

The Gumball Rally started April 30, with 240 drivers, including the rich and famous, in 120 supercars travelling 3,000 miles in eight days.

Photo credit: Vismedia.