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Appeals Court To Decide On GPS Tracking Without A Warrant

In January 2012, the United States Supreme Court ruled that attaching a GPS tracking device to a subject’s car without a written warrant was the equivalent of an illegal search, prohibited by the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The current administration views things a bit... read more

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OnStar

OnStar's Reassurance: We Respect Your Privacy. Really, We Do

It's often the way with the modern world: The products and services we use aren't just products and services any more - they're experiences. Where once you used to use a car... read more September 22, 2011 by 


 
Garmin's updated nüvi lineup

Garmin's Big News Is...Updated GPS Units

Late last week, Garmin rolled out a teaser campaign for something to be unveiled on August 24th. Assuming that Garmin is a forward-thinking manufacturer of high-tech gadgets... read more August 25, 2011 by 


 
ZMP RoboCar MEV-C automated vehicle

Latest RoboCar Prototype: Ugly, But High Tech And Autonomous

Some cars are beautiful. Others are fast. Some others are incredibly practical. Some other cars are none of these things, but their importance isn't in their looks, speed or... read more August 24, 2011 by 


 
Chadwick Martin Bailey study on smartphone & tablet usage habits, May 2011

Taps For TomTom: The Standalone GPS Unit Is Dead

The lightbulb killed the gas lamp. The DVD killed the VHS tape. And now, the world is preparing for the death of another invention past its prime: the standalone GPS device... read more August 22, 2011 by 


 
Parking lot

Technology And Apps Help Take The Pain Out Of Parking

Along with standing around at a gas station watching your last paycheck click away before your eyes, parking has to be one of motoring's less pleasurable pursuits. Just like... read more August 16, 2011 by 


 
BMW "The Ultimate Drive" app

BMW: The Ultimate Driving... App "Social, Mobile Experience"

Some carmakers would have you believe that it's no longer enough to simply drive around in their product, that driving is now a connected experience and one to share with a... read more August 11, 2011 by 


 
Traffic Jam

Tech Blamed For Stressed "Gen Y" Drivers; Some Tips To Help

If you were born some time between the 1970s and the mid 1990s you're what's known as "Generation Y", and new research has shown that you're much more likely to be stressed... read more August 8, 2011 by 


 
BMW Pathfinder "micronavigation" system prototype

GPS Racing: Over 7 Million Brits Try And Beat The Sat Nav

How long will a journey take from point A to point B? To get the answer, many of us will punch the destination into our GPS satellite navigation devices which give us an... read more July 29, 2011 by 


 
Lexus Enform Mobile App

Lexus eDestination: Program Your Sat Nav Wherever You Are

Chances are, if you're in the market for a new Lexus then you appreciate the luxury, technology and ease of use thats available to you. If this is the case, why shouldn't... read more July 26, 2011 by 


 
Charting a new course:  Google maps

You Have Reached Your Destination... With A Map, Not Sat Nav

If you're aged between 18 and 24 years old you could be forgiven for having never seen a road atlas. These archaic paper-based devices require you to use planning and a sense... read more July 14, 2011 by 


 
Toyota Prius at parking meter

Easier Parking In Hungary With GPS-Based Meter Service

The good old coin-operated parking meter is a bit of an enigma in the modern automotive world. When virtually everything can now be paid for by cards or even mobile phones... read more June 20, 2011 by 


 
Touchscreen steering wheel. Photo: Discovery News

Pinch, Trace And Touch... The Steering Wheel Of The Future

If you love a steering wheel festooned with handy buttons, and even if you don't, this might be the steering wheel for you. Engineers at the University of Stuttgart in... read more June 6, 2011 by 


 
2011 BMW 5-Series Left Turn Assist

BMW Making Roads Safer With Left Turn Assist

The day I got my driver's license. It was one of the most memorable days of my life. But not entirely for the obvious reason. You see, when I wrapped my sweaty palms around... read more May 18, 2011 by 


 
T-Pad tactile touchscreen display (Image: i-programmer)

Greater Interaction With "Sticky" Touchscreen Display Tech

Touchscreen displays have revolutionized our gadgets, both in and away from our automotive lives. Now, they're set to get even better to use. From iPhones to satellite... read more May 10, 2011 by 


 
Green GPS (Image: University of Illinois)

Green GPS Picks Fuel-Saving, Lowest Emissions Routes

GPS navigation systems and internet-based route planners allow you to pick the quickest or shortest route to your destination. However, until now there hasn't been the option... read more May 9, 2011 by 


 
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