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Audi A8 MMI Navigation with Google functionality

Are Built-In Navigation And Infotainment Systems Already Obsolete?

I just spent a weekend driving almost 1,000 miles to compete in an even that involved all of 7.5 minutes of competitive driving--but along the way I found my new phone was capable of doing just about everything I find great in the latest generation of in-car, OEM navigation and infotainment... read more

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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

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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

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

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

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

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

Jolly green giant statue in Blue Earth, MN

Garmin Makes Road Trips Fun With Maps From

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

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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

Speck Toughskin for TomTom

Big Brother: Navigation System Records Your Speed Data On U.S. Roads

The digital age has been the gate way to new and innovative ideas; it is an age where you can tell your home DVR to record shows from your smart phone and track your children... read more January 29, 2010 by


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