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CarPlay Comes To The iPhone In iOS Update (But When Will It Come To Volkswagen?)

CarPlay Comes To The iPhone In iOS Update (But When Will It Come To Volkswagen?)

CarPlay hasn't appeared in actual cars yet, but Apple has already begun laying the groundwork for its arrival via the latest update to its mobile operating system, iOS 7.1. DON'T MISS: Tiny Florida Town's Pursuit Of Speeders May Get It Wiped Off The Map The update began rolling out yesterday, and... read more

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Google Maps Navigation app for Android 2.0 phones

Why Isn't Satnav As Simple As Google Maps? Drivers Prefer Phones For Getting Around

If your job requires you to spend time slouched in front of a computer, chances are good that you use several software programs to accomplish your daily duties. And... read more January 14, 2013 by 


 
BringGo app, in 2013 Chevrolet Spark

2013 Chevrolet Spark: Is A Smartphone App The Future Of Navigation?

The new 2013 Chevrolet Spark minicar is already one of the lowest-priced models for sale in the U.S. market; and late this year it's going to delight a lot of no-frills... read more October 15, 2012 by 


 
Monotype and MIT AgeLab study links fonts with reduced driver distraction risk

Garamond Vs. Arial: Fonts Can Increase Your Risk Of Crashing

Design fanatics spend a lot of time obsessing over fonts. They debate the readability of Times Roman, the 20th-century functionalism of Helvetica, the low-level IQ of Comic... read more September 27, 2012 by  5


 
RoadTrippers.com

RoadTrippers Puts Eager Drivers On The Road Less Traveled

If you're looking to plan a late-summer road trip, there are dozens of ways to do it. You could take the tried-and-true route, using a service like Google Maps. Or you could... read more August 6, 2012 by 


 
2013 Ford Escape

Nine New Car Features You Don't Really Need

Pricing, financing, warranties, insurance--it's one hurdle after another to make it through the car shopping experience without paying a dime more than you must. Sometimes... read more June 18, 2012 by  2


 
Apple Maps in iOS6

Apple's iOS 6 Could Kill Some Of Our Favorite Apps (UPDATED)

UPDATED: See below If you're an Apple fan, own an iPhone, or just happened to wake up yesterday, you already know that Apple has unveiled the next iteration of its mobile... read more June 12, 2012 by  4


 
Garmin's first in-car infotainment system comes to Suzuki vehicles

Could The Suzuki & Garmin Marriage Save Them Both?

Garmin has announced an intriguing partnership with Suzuki that will put Garmin infotainment systems in the dashboards of most 2013 Suzuki models. But will that be enough to... read more April 3, 2012 by  1


 
Real-time traffic data added to Google Maps

Google Maps Now Offers Real-Time Traffic Data

Since the arrival of the iPhone and its "Maps" app in 2007, drivers have had a growing number of choices for navigation, beyond the usual in-dash and aftermarket systems... read more March 30, 2012 by  2


 
2012 Dodge Charger SRT8

2012 Family Cars With The Best Navigation Systems

Getting around with the family in tow isn’t always the easiest task to accomplish. Opting for a navigation system can be an expensive proposition, and they’re not... read more November 28, 2011 by 


 
J.D. Power's 2011 U.S. Navigation Usage and Satisfaction Study

Hate Your Navigation System? J.D. Power Says You're Not Alone

Over the summer, we saw Ford take a tumble in customer satisfaction rankings -- not because of mechanical problems in its vehicles, but because of its MyFord Touch and SYNC... read more November 23, 2011 by  3


 
OnStar FMV

Would You Buy OnStar From A Dealer Or Best Buy?

Earlier this year, General Motors announced plans to sell OnStar as an aftermarket system called OnStar FMV (or "For My Vehicle"). The company recently made good on its... read more August 12, 2011 by  5


 
Angry teen driver

Survey Says: Younger Drivers Prone To Get Lost, Frustrated

Today's drivers have access to a multitude of tech tools that make travel easier: in-car GPS, telematics services, smartphone apps, and so on. But a new survey suggests that... read more August 8, 2011 by  1


 
Detroit map

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... read more May 3, 2011 by  1


 
Google Map Maker

Video: Google Map Maker Lets You Edit Maps In The U.S.

Sometimes, even smart people get led astray. They think they know exactly where they're going, they follow directions to a tee, then -- BAM -- they hit a wall. Or a soccer... read more April 20, 2011 by 


 
TomTom 1.6 for iPhone

TomTom Adds Crowdsourced Maps -- But Is It Too Little, Too Late?

July 11, 2008 is a date that will live in infamy for many manufacturers. That's the day that Apple launched its acclaimed App Store, and with it, a slew of mobile... read more December 22, 2010 by 


 
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