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How’s this for a driving distraction – a GPS-enable rearview mirror that features a 4-inch touchscrren, Bluetooth and games. This innovation, brought to you by gadget wholesalers Chinavasion, is a kit that can replace any standard rearview mirror. The biggest perks it offers is its GPS and Bluetooth 2.1 capabilities, as well as a 4.3-inch… Continue Reading...
The latest characters to join TomTom’s growing list of celebrity voices are Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie. Developed with Sesame Workshop and Locutio Voice Technologies, the famous Muppet pair will get you to where you need to go. You and your kids will have blast hto any destination, as Bert and Ernie keep you amused… Continue Reading...
Distracted driving isn’t just limited to texting and talking on your cell phone. Now, more than ever, there are so many things that can shift our attention from the road like GPS units and MP3 players. To cut down on all the potential distractions that surround you in your car, a company called ALPS has… Continue Reading...
TomTom is launching a limited edition GO LIVE “Top Gear” edition satnav device, featuring the hit British motoring TV show’s star presenter, Jeremy Clarkson, as well as its resident driving extraordinaire, the Stig. The new TomTom GO LIVE starts at $269.95 and will include a one year free subscription of HD Traffic, a technology that… Continue Reading...
Your teenager just got their license and you’re a little worried about where they are going with your car. You can keep an eye on them – and your car – with iTeen365. A GPS system that tracks your car and your teen, the iTeen365 needs to be professionally installed in your vehicle. Once that’s… Continue Reading...
It’s easy to panic when you’re stranded by the side of the road after your car breaks down or you’re late for an early morning meeting and it just won’t start. Helping you keep your cool and stay safe, AAA has some advice for stranded motorists. In a case where your car just won’t start,… Continue Reading...
Turn to the dark side… and then turn right… and you’re at your destination. Darth Vader will guide with step by step instructions to your destination – good or evil – as he’s the newest voice available for Garmin GPS. Joining the ranks of SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, and Squirrely the Squirrell, Darth Vader… Continue Reading...
Pioneer is living up to its name by being one of the first to specialize in a GPS units made specifically for electric vehicles. The company’s latest AVIC-ZH09-MEV head unit is set to launch in Japan later this month and is specifically designed for vehicles such as Nissan‘s Leaf and Chevrolet‘s Volt. To aid in… Continue Reading...
Cadillac is getting ready to reveal a new infotainment system, and while details are tightly under wraps, the system is expected to be introduced in its 2013 models. Some sources have claimed that the luxury brands infotainment system is far more advanced then what BMW, Mercedes-Benz or Audi has to offer. With Ford having difficulties with… Continue Reading...
The Supreme Court will rule on whether or not law enforcement officers need a warrant in order to track a suspect’s vehicle with a GPS device. This case is based on Antoine Jones, whose vehicle was being tracked for a month without his consent or consent from the justice department. The police are arguing that tracking… Continue Reading...
Toyota will be adding a function to its onboard navigation systems that gives on-screen and voice alerts to wrong way drivers. The system was developed with Aisin AW Co., Ltd. and Denso Corporation and the function will monitor the vehicle’s direction. This system will work on highways and selected toll roads, including tollgates, service area… Continue Reading...
Hyundai is partnering with technology company NAVTEQ to offer drivers a “green” option for route guidance. The “green” choice will apparently yield a 6 percent bump in fuel economy, which should dovetail nicely with Hyundai’s new Sonata Hybrid and their Elantra, Veloster and Accent small cars, which are capable of 40 mpg on the highway…. Continue Reading...
Will the snow ever stop? Until it does (and even when it’s not falling), at least there’s the new Waze app that works with your iPhone to alert drivers to what hazards are awaiting for you on the road. The waze app is the first real-time voice-based hazard reporting feature for GPS commuters and travelers… Continue Reading...
Your GPS has never steered you wrong in the past. So when it comes to seeing some, umm, unusual sites on your next road trip, put your trust in it once more. Just add RoadsideAmerican.com’s latest guide to your Garmin GPS device and you’ll be taking shots of interesting locales around the U.S., such as… Continue Reading...
Are you looking to get somewhere and avoid a speeding ticket? If that’s the case, you’ll be happy to hear that Escort has launched the new Passport iQ, a fully integrated driving accessory that comes equipped with a radar detector, GPS navigation and more. Touted as “the ultimate driving companion,” the compact Passport iQ integrates… Continue Reading...
Another day, another smartphone app. This time around, it’s courtesy of GM. They’ve released a free app that allows owners of all 2011 Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles to access vehicle information and OnStar services. There are two different apps available. The first is called myChevrolet (or myBuick or myCadillac, depending on what GM… Continue Reading...
Get ready to upgrade your driving directions. Garmin has just updated the 1600 GPS series with the new Garmin NuLink 1695. Available this September, the Nuvi has changed its name to NuLink for the 1695. This is to signify the importance of the NuLink service, which offers a data connection to the portable GPS unit…. Continue Reading...
One of the downsides of winter (What? There’s a down side?) has to do with driving and your GPS device. If you own one, you know what we’re talking about – you have to take off your gloves in order to work your unit. Well, thanks to TomTom and its new European-market GO Live 1000… Continue Reading...
Adding fuel to the fire called the entry-level GPS market, Garmin has launched two new Nuvi lines – the 2200 series and the 2300 series. In the 2200 series are three new models: 2200, 2250, and 2250LT. Boasting a 3.5-inch display, the Nuvi 2200 comes with Garmin’s cool ecoRoute fuel-efficient routing and driving tools technology…. Continue Reading...
Are you lost? Finding you’re way around is as easy as looking in your rear-view mirror, thanks to the MirrorNavi. Brought to you by the smart folks at Ford, this new Garmin sat-nav is integrated directly into your car’s rear-view mirror. This gadget, built by Garmin and Wollnikom, replaces your existing rear-view mirror, and consists… Continue Reading...
We’ve covered the dangers of texting while driving, and how distracting kids can be in the car. But here’s another serious concern we’d like to address: bickering couples. Arguing and driving – it’s sometime hard to separate the two in the car, especially when it comes to spouses. A British survey conducted by car accessories… Continue Reading...
GPS has made our lives so much easier. So how do you improve the experience? Well, by making it much more fun to get to your destination. Get rid of that old arrow that shows you the way around and replace it with a cool icon that takes you anywhere you need to go. In… Continue Reading...
Using Google Maps to plot your route is a major convenience on a home computer, but there’s no good solution on taking them with you. Printing them is cumbersome, and inputing them onto a smartphone or PDA is just another level of distraction. Now, Ford and Google have teamed up to let you send your Google Maps… Continue Reading...