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Apps are changing how traffic engineers design roads
Apps are changing how traffic engineers design roads

The days of engineers simply figuring out the most efficient way to control the flow of traffic are long gone. Apps influence the decision-making process of drivers so greatly that engineers must now take into account how the likes of Google Maps and Waze will alter traffic congestion on non-major...Read More»

2014 Nissan Rogue marketing campaign, 'The Detour'
Send The 2014 Nissan Rogue On A Road Trip 'Detour' Using Google Maps

Nissan is hyping the 2014 Rogue compact crossover with a new online campaign called "Detour" that could be one of the better Friday afternoon timewasters we've encountered -- this week, anyway. The campaign creates a fantasy road trip-slash-music video using Google Maps, some stock car-on-road...Read More»

Apple iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3
5 Must-Have Travel Apps For iPhone & Android Fans

Yesterday, our colleagues at Total Car Score offered their take on the best iPhone 5 apps for drivers. We agree with many of their picks, but we also know that a growing number of our friends own Android phones, which can't use software like Apple Maps. Naturally, we began to wonder: what must-have...Read More»

iPhone 5
Buying An iPhone 5? Prepare For Some Changes On The Road

Yesterday, Apple unveiled one of the worst-kept secrets in the tech world: the all-new iPhone 5. Rumors about the device and leaked photos of its casing have been flooding the internet for months, and now most, if not all of them, have been confirmed. But apart from the iPhone 5's longer -- and...Read More»

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 operating system, iOS 6. It's not as if that was a surprise. iOS 6 was one of the worst-kept secrets in Apple's history, with...Read More»

Google Maps in 3D
Google Adds New Tools For Travelers

Once upon a time, Google Maps was king of the world. After all, Google is one of a handful of companies that has the resources necessary to map the globe -- both from the air and from the street. But things are changing, and there are a growing number of mapmakers ready to show consumers the...Read More»

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. Now, there's another one to consider: Google Maps. "But wait," you say, "doesn't Google Maps already offer navigation services?...Read More»

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 field. Or a dead end that wasn't shown on the satnav. Now, they can change things -- and you can too, with Google Map Maker...Read More»

Google Maps for Android, 5.3
Google Maps Adds Location History Dashboard -- And A Special Feature Just For Stalkers

If you own an Android smartphone -- as an increasing number of you do -- you might've linked your Google Maps account to Google Latitude. Doing so allows data-hungry types to track their check-ins and travel history, and to see at a glance how much time they've spent at home, at work, and...Read More»

German man pranks Google Street View
Naked Man, Woman In Labor, Prank Google Street View

Google Street View has recently been embroiled in a number of high-profile trials over privacy violations -- and in the middle of all that hubbub, Google has been trying to roll out the service in Germany. As a result of all the front-page headlines, Germans have met Street View with a mix of...Read More»

The Google Street View Car
More Bad News For Google Maps Fans: Street View Broke British Law

Two weeks ago, a Canadian court found Google guilty of breaking privacy laws when its Street View vehicles collected data from wifi networks as they roamed the Great White North. Now, there's more bad news for Google, and possibly for the people who depend on Google Maps: a British court has issued...Read More»

Navigon MobileNavigator for Android
Navigon Launches MobileNavigator For Android

One of Android's key selling points when combating the iPhone is the free turn by turn navigation provided by Google. The iPhone does not currently offer a free turn by turn navigation application. Yesterday, Navigon launched its MobileNavigator application for Android. You can purchase the...Read More»

Screencap of 'Places' search on Google
Google Puts Geolocation Front And Center For Searchers

Pundits have said it for years, but the chorus has grown louder in recent months: geolocation is the biggest trend since social networking. If you own a smartphone you probably already use geolocation on a daily basis through apps like Facebook, Foursquare, and Twitter. Now, Google has put it front...Read More»

The Google Street View Car
Google Street View Raises Questions About Privacy, We Provide Answers

Last spring and summer, Google was embroiled in a brief but heated scandal involving data collection for its Street View service. America hasn't seen much fallout from the debacle, but courts in other parts of the world have dealt the folks from Mountain View a few setbacks. What does this mean for...Read More»

Homer Simpson on TomTom
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»

Facebook mobile app for Android
Study Says One In Five Likes To Facebook And Drive

The last time we heard from the Royal Automobile Club, they were extolling the virtues of traveling by car, even if it meant sitting in traffic. Today, they've come out with news that's apt to be much less divisive and far more disturbing: according to a recent RAC survey, 21% of drivers in the...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Camaro
Today at High Gear Media: Fireball Run, Camaro and Eddie Bauer

It's on: starting tomorrow, our trio of editors takes on Valentino Balboni et al in the 2010 Fireball Run in a 2011 Chevy Camaro SS! [SocialCarNews] Meanwhile, us schlubs stuck at the desk get to fill out the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro full review, and tease ourselves with a score of 9 for handling...Read More»

The Google Street View Car
Germany Gives Google Guff Over Street View Debut

It's easy to think that the internet is everywhere and that it's the same wherever you go. When we're on Amazon, for example, and we're told that we can't download a particular song because it's not yet available in America, that seems really strange. After all, we're not in America, we're online...Read More»

OpenStreetMap screencap
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»

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