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 Garmin portable navigation kit now offered on all Volvos

Non-Satellite GPS Could Soon Be A Thing

The "quantum compass" sounds like something Dr Who might use, or a 1990s special edition car name. In actuality, it's the name of a new device under development with the British military to allow GPS-style navigation in submarines without the use of satellites. The big news here is that GPS itself... read more

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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 


 
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Darth Vader Crosses Over To The Dark Side (AKA Garmin)

A little over a year ago, we told you about a licensing deal that brought familiar Star Wars voices like Darth Vader and Yoda to TomTom voice-navigation. Now, however, it... read more July 25, 2011 by 


 
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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 


 
2012 BMW 1-Series Hatchback

Bavarian Rhapsody: BMW Makes Music With New 1-Series (Video)

You might not think of the voice inside your sat-nav system or the sound of your blinkers as being particularly sonorous, but then you're probably not working with BMW to... read more July 12, 2011 by 


 
John Cleese in TomTom's 'Break Free' campaign

Break Free Of Traffic Jams With John Cleese & TomTom: Video

Everybody loves John Cleese, right? Beyond his work on the popular Monty Python and Fawlty Towers TV shows -- not to mention many memorable film appearances -- he's written... read more May 27, 2011 by 


 
Pioneer AVIC-VH09CS augmented reality sat nav

Pioneer Reveals Augmented Reality Satellite Navigation System

Electronics giant Pioneer has revealed the latest in the world of automotive satellite navigation technology, with its new AVIC-VH09CS double din unit showcasing the first... read more May 10, 2011 by 


 
Homer Simpson

Homer Simpson Squeezes Into TomTom's App For iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

Given the vast number of free navigation apps available for Apple, Android, Blackberry, and Windows handsets, we've been more than a little skeptical about the future of... read more May 4, 2011 by 


 
Speck Toughskin for TomTom

New Study From OnStar Says Voice-Based Navigation Systems Are Safer

Everyone knows that distracted driving is a big problem on the roads these days. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood focuses most of his energy on combating the dangers... read more April 15, 2011 by 


 
2012 Hyundai Veloster

Hyundai's New Nav System Asks: Do You Want The Shortest Route Or The Greenest?

Today's navigation systems are great at finding the shortest route between Point A and Point B. Some even integrate traffic data to identify alternate paths if the shortest... read more March 7, 2011 by 


 
Garmin Nuvi 660

Personal Sat-Nav Devices No Longer A Hot In-Car Gadget?

Not so long ago, companies such as Garmin and TomTom were enjoying strong sales in the PND, or 'Personal Navigation Device' market. Offering inexpensive personal satellite... read more February 24, 2011 by 


 
Jolly green giant statue in Blue Earth, MN

Garmin Makes Road Trips Fun With Maps From RoadsideAmerica.com

Garmin, TomTom, and other aftermarket telematics systems have been fighting an uphill battle since July 2008. That's when Apple launched the App Store and smartphone users... read more February 4, 2011 by 


 
Screencap from DriveSafe.ly

Smartphones Are Taking Over Your Car -- And The Planet

Over 3 million of today's smartphone users use telematics apps -- apps ranging from navigational services like Waze to streaming music players like the now-ubiquitous... read more January 20, 2011 by 


 
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