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TomTom Posts Major Profit Loss: Is The End Near?

TomTom Posts Major Profit Loss: Is The End Near?

Earlier today, TomTom posted a major drop in profit for the third quarter of 2010. How major? About 37%. That may not be the deathknell for the Dutch telematics company, but TomTom clearly needs to revamp its strategy if it wants to avoid the corporate coffin down the line. Part of TomTom's problem... read more

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Waze.com website

Video: Waze App For Mobile Phones Crowdsources Your Commute

How should you get to work today? Let us count the ways -- via the Waze app for iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile, and (now in beta) Blackberry. Waze is one in an increasingly... read more July 9, 2010 by  0


 
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... read more June 2, 2010 by  2


 
Screencap showing the Chevrolet Volt app for Android

Video: GM Brings Apps To The Volt, With Help From Google's Android

Yesterday, Viknesh Vijayenthiran mentioned General Motors' plan to release a mobile app in conjunction with its upcoming hybrid EV, the Chevrolet Volt. Today, there's a video... read more May 19, 2010 by  0


 
Turn-by-turn navigation for the Bing iPhone app

One Bing To Guide Them: Microsoft Brings Turn-By-Turn To (Some) Handhelds

A couple of weeks ago, we mentioned that Google's turn-by-turn navigation service -- currently available on Android headsets only -- is heading to the iPhone. That spells bad... read more May 12, 2010 by  0


 
TomTom's interactive Star Wars game

On TomTom: 'Luke, I Am Your Father! Now, Take The Third Left.'

Tuesday was Star Wars Day, and we spent it the same way every other fanatic did: by ordering a couple of pizzas, cracking open a case of Mountain Dew, and polishing our Yoda... read more May 6, 2010 by  0


 
GPS satellite

Smile For The Camera: Big Brother Is Watching You Speed Via Satellite

Satellites do many awesome things: they allow us to communicate with friends and family, they help us find our way home when we're lost, and of course, they bring us... read more April 27, 2010 by  20


 
Google Maps for the iPhone

Google Maps Turn-By-Turn Navigation Coming (Finally) To The iPhone

At long last, Google is set to roll out turn-by-turn navigation for the iPhone. Given that the service has been available on Android handsets for some time, we have to... read more April 26, 2010 by  0


 
Alpine Blackbird Portable Navigation System

Walmart, Starbucks Most Popular Nav-System Destinations

When in unfamiliar areas, drivers like finding pizza, Starbucks, and Walmart, and drivers in sprawling Phoenix are much more likely than those elsewhere to go out of their... read more March 11, 2010 by  0


 
Traffic

IBM Is Working To Make Your Drive Faster & More Personalized

Traffic congestion isn't just annoying, it's wasteful. Every year, American drivers fritter away nearly a week of their lives and 26 gallons of gas while stuck on crowded... read more February 25, 2010 by  3


 
Homer Simpson on TomTom

TomTom Has Been Watching You Speed, And Now It's Telling All

You already know that many drivers use GPS devices, and that many of those devices are made by TomTom. What you may not have known is the degree to which TomTom has been... read more January 28, 2010 by  2


 
Garmin ecoRoute hd

New From Garmin: Record Your Own Driving Instructions, Learn Green Driving

It's high convention season here in the U.S., and while most of our attention is focused on Detroit, we've also got one eye on Las Vegas and the Consumer Electronics Show... read more January 6, 2010 by  5


 
Limited-edition Kia Soul 'Ignition'

Tech Watch: Kia To Launch Ford Sync Rival Next Week

Just months after Hyundai announced that it's planning a telematics system to rival GM's OnStar comes news that Hyundai's sister, Kia, is working on a Ford Sync-killer... read more December 31, 2009 by  0


 
GPS satellite

Cautionary Tale: GPS Strands Couple In Oregon

Here are a couple of words to the wise men (and wise women): be prepared for your holiday travels. For flyers, that means bring books to pass the time and wear slip-on shoes... read more December 29, 2009 by  1


 
General Motors' OnStar

OnStar Turn-By-Turn Is Free On Friday (To Current Subscribers)

Remember when HBO and Cinemax used to offer free weekends, just to show non-subscribers what they were missing? Well, General Motors' OnStar has taken half a page from that... read more November 24, 2009 by  0


 
Affective Intelligent Driving Agent (AIDA) developed by MIT and Audi

MIT, Audi Develop Onboard Robot For Road-Trips & Guilt-Trips

Here at TheCarConnection.com, we see a lot of gadgets designed to enhance the driving experience. Like the Mercedes-Benz mbrace system we mentioned yesterday, most are... read more November 18, 2009 by  0


 
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