GPS

London Cops Steal From Your Car, But It's For Your Own Good
London Cops Steal From Your Car, But It's For Your Own Good

Call us crazy, but if someone took a mobile phone, a briefcase, or a handheld GPS navigation system out of our car--even if it were unlocked--we'd call that theft. The police in London's Richmond neighborhood take a different view. When they see valuables left in plain sight in unlocked cars...Read More»

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Men and Women Even Use Navigation Systems Differently Too

It will come as no surprise to anyone who's taken a road trip with a member of the opposite sex that men and women navigate differently. Now a new study shows that they even use in-car navigation systems differently. The differences start before purchase. Both men and women are equally aware of...Read More»

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TomTom Finally Unveils $99 iPhone GPS App

TomTom has finally taken the wraps off its long-awaited iPhone GPS navigation app, and it's priced to start at $99. That's almost as much as a standalone GPS unit. The iPhone app pricing also doesn't include the optional car kit that holds the phone, charges it, provides hands-free calling and...Read More»

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London Tries Anti-Speeding Black Box

By many accounts Britain is already a surveillance society, with a frighteningly high level of personal data collection and tracking. So somehow it's not too surprising that the U.K. is considering some of its most drastic, interventionist measures for motorists—including controlling the gas...Read More»

Homer Simpson on TomTom
Cartoons & Cars: Homer Simpson Joins The Cast Of TomTom

Love your GPS, but wish its voice were more aggressive? Want someone to articulate your inner "D'oh!" every time you miss an offramp? Clearly, you're in need of the Homer Simpson voice add-on from TomTom. It may not be capable of singing along with the radio in grand Homer style--which would be...Read More»

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Enform Infotainment Features Launch In 2010 Lexus HS 250h

Yesterday TheCarConnection.com brought you a first drive of the new 2010 Lexus HS 250h hybrid. To give you a brief recap, we’re positively impressed but not completely thrilled with the HS. The exterior styling is a little awkward, and its interior and cargo space feel a bit more restricted than...Read More»

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Warrantless GPS Tracking by Police: Legal, or Illegal?

Among the many advances in automotive technology, GPS-based navigation systems are right up there with self-starters, auto air-conditioning, and iPod integration. Millions of hapless drivers now swear by their GPS instead of at their spouse/navigator. But there's a sinister side to the satellite...Read More»

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Daily Doomsday Report: GPS FAIL Looming

We're rapidly approaching that moment in automotive history when all of us look back and say, "Hey, do you remember what life was like before GPS? Dude, what would we do without satnav?" Funny story: we may soon have the chance to find out. Here's the problem: the global positioning system everyone...Read More»

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Link Love From The Car Connection: Honda Insight Pulls Ahead, Tata Is Tops, And Another Elon Musk Meltdown In The Making

One horse town -- We were vaguely confused when we came across that high-tech horse wagon pic to your left. Turns out it's not, in fact, a vehicle for upscale Amish gentlemen, but rather a snazzy system for training horses. And also camels. [Kurtsystems via DRB] That voice -- GPS manufacturers are...Read More»

Maserati GranTurismo MC
Link Love From The Car Connection: Tobey Maguire Goes To The Races, Audi Meets The iPhone, And Electric Motorcyles Sure Are Quiet

Autopr0nography -- It's Wednesday, and all the cool kids are at the New York Auto Show, so what's a staff of bloggers to do while waiting for news to trickle in? Ogle some unaffordable Italian racecar hotness, of course--like maybe the Maserati GranTurismo MC? Hey, it's totally normal, and...Read More»

2007 Chevrolet Tahoe
RELEASE: 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe U.S. Ski Team

2006 SEMA Show by TCC Team (10/30/2006)All our coverage from the Las Vegas aftermarket extravaganza. Chevrolet and the U.S. Ski Team are strong partners, and the uniquely outfitted U.S. Ski Team Tahoe is an extension of this relationship. The all-new 2007 Chevy Tahoe is an ideal winter activity...Read More»

Farfrompoopin Road
TCC’s Street Names Contest: Finalists!

Presented by Mitsubishi Motors: Driven to Thrill MORE PHOTOS: Our readers, it seems, have crisscrossed every inch of the country looking for the wildest, weirdest, and wackiest street names, and since we launched our contest on December 20, they’ve come up with some amazing signs of our time. We...Read More»

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