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How Much Cash Will An Autonomous Car Save You? More Than $1,000 Per Year
How Much Cash Will An Autonomous Car Save You? More Than $1,000 Per Year

Self-driving cars are just around the corner. Many people worry about the added expense of autonomous technology and the effect it'll have on car prices, but in fact, self-driving vehicles are likely to save owners a good bit of money. How much? By some estimates, $1,000 or more each year -- and...Read More»

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Audi, BMW, Daimler Buy Nokia's Mapping Division For $3.1 Billion To Keep Google Out Of Cars

We are poised at the brink of a revolution. Dramatic as that may sound, it's true: autonomous vehicles are coming, and when they finally arrive, they will upend whole industries, force cities to reevaluate the way they earn money, and of course, bring about radical changes in the way that we get...Read More»

Interactive: How Americans Get to Work (via FlowingData.com)
Interactive Map Shows How America Gets To Work (Spoiler: Most Of Us Drive Alone)

If you read the news each day, you might be under the impression that few people drive to work alone. Headlines frequently shout about the popularity of carpools and HOV lanes and new bike paths and how more people than ever are taking mass transit -- especially in Planet Earth's growing cities...Read More»

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MapQuest Is Still A Thing, And It Wants To Rescue Stranded Drivers

Remember AOL? Remember its subsidiary, MapQuest? One of the two wants to become relevant again by helping stranded drivers. (Hint: it's not AOL, which is probably beyond help.) MapQuest won't be towing cars or fixing flats itself. Instead, it's partnered with Urgent.ly to provide those services...Read More»

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2012 Rand McNally Road Atlas Includes Smartphone Integration

In these days of following turn-by-turn directions, if you don't have a navigation system in your vehicle you probably have either a portable nav unit or a navigation app on your smartphone. Who needs a bulky road atlas, right? Well we do; several times recently, we've missed having paper maps...Read More»

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Misled By A Map? Fix It Yourself With OpenStreetMap

Updated (see below) There are three constants here on Planet Earth: death, taxes, and missing street signs. We can't do much about the first two -- yet -- but now there's a tool to help with item number three, and it comes from Microsoft: OpenStreetMap. OpenStreetMap is a new service available...Read More»

Google Maps Navigation app for Android 2.0 phones
Yes, You Can Still Sue To Make Money Off Your Sheer Stupidity

Ah, America: land of the free, home of the brave, and one of the few places you can sue someone over the results of an act that might be viewed anywhere else as sheer, utter stupidity. Take, for instance, one Lauren Rosenberg of Park City, Utah. Fortune reports that she used Google Maps on her...Read More»

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Google Maps Your Commute, Takes To The Side Streets

Google this week took one more step toward data domination—this one bolstering its Google Maps traffic data—and it could eventually have far-reaching consequences for the availability and price of traffic information for navigation systems. Step up to a navigation system on a new car, and it's...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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