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    Official: Garmin announces high-def dash cam, new Nuvi models
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    With this year's Consumer Electronics Show rapidly approaching at the speed of gigabyte internet, the news of new automotive gadgets keeps coming in. This time the developments come from Garmin, the company we all know best for its satellite navigation systems. First up is a new high-definition ...

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    Official: Garmin adds head-up display for navigating in any car
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    We recently reported that a growing number of cars are offering head-up display units from the factory, but Garmin has come up with an innovative device to add this helpful technology to just about any vehicle. For just $129.99, the Garmin HUD unit is small, portable and can display navigation ...

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    Official: Mercedes follows Chrysler, chooses Garmin for next-gen infotainment system
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    Mercedes-Benz has announced Garmin will provide fully integrated navigation for the automaker's future infotainment systems. Over the next four years, buyers will find the familiar and easy-to-use Garmin interface show up in the German manufacturer's new models. Garmin says the systems will also ...

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    Report: In-car navigation systems expected to quadruple by 2019
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    Navigation systems have been coming down in price lately, making in-car directions more accessible to the masses. At the same time massive tech companies like Apple and Microsoft have gotten into the game as well, and as TheDetroitBureau.com reports, a new study shows that these forces are ...

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    Official: Garmin's first factory-installed nav units will be offered by Suzuki
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    Garmin, a company known largely for its aftermarket navigation systems, will officially debut its first factory-installed in-car infotainment system at this week's New York Auto Show. In the past, Garmin has partnered with some automakers to offer pop-up navi systems as an affordable solution to ...

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    CES: We can't show you the most impressive infotainment system at CES
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    The only thing we can show you is the image above. No video, no additional pics, just that. Tucked away in the way-way-back of the South Hall at CES is Garmin's private meeting room. One section holds the company's current automotive, nautical and aviation systems, while the other is an ...

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    CES: Gracenote MoodGrid could be in cars by year's end
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    Last year at IFA, we had a chance to check out a beta version of Gracenote's MoodGrid, an Android tablet app that automatically creates a music playlist using a 10x10 grid with Positive, Energentic, Calm and Dark criteria placed on each axis. Select a place on the graph and it automatically ...

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    Garmin StreetPilot app updated with live traffic cams
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    Garmin has pushed out an update to its StreetPilot app for iOS, and the available traffic information just got a lot more detailed. The free update includes live weather and forecasts, but if you shell out for an additional $9.99 in-app purchase you get access to 10,000 live traffic cameras. The ...

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    Nissan joins overheating Garmin sat-nav recall
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    2010 Nissan Versa Hatchback – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Nissan is recalling a number of models due to overheating Garmin navigation units. Cars, trucks and SUVs equipped with Nuvi 750, 760 and 765 GPS devices are at risk for a vehicle fire due to overheating batteries in the ...

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    Suzuki recalls SX4, Grand Vitara and Equator for overheating Garmin sat-nav units
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    Suzuki SX4 Sport with Garmin navigation system – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When Garmin issued a recall on its Nuvi portable navigation system a couple of weeks ago, Japanese automaker Suzuki informed us that it would need to issue a follow-up recall for a few vehicles in its ...

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    Garmin Nuvi GPS recalled over fire risk - Suzuki threatened?
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    Garmin has recalled a total of 1.25 million portable GPS units for a possible fire risk, with 796,000 of those sold here in the United States. According to Consumer Reports, the problem stems from a faulty battery that may cause the device to overheat while in use. So far, there have been no ...

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    Video PSA: The Aussie female guide voice on your Garmin is as attractive as you've always hoped
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    Karen Jacobsen, GPS voiceover artist – Click above to watch video after the jump
    There may come a day when personal GPS devices go the way of the dodo. As direction services on our handheld devices become ever savvier, more and more consumers are ditching their old dashboard-mounted screens ...

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    Vehicle downloads for Garmin Nuvi (sorta) make us want one
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    With an increasing number of new cell phones offering free, integrated turn-by-turn navigation, the days of the standalone navigation device must surely be numbered. Of course, those dedicated navigators still offer some features you can't (yet) get elsewhere, such as the Darth Vader or Dennis ...

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    Garmin announces record-your-own-voice feature for nav instructions, green driving system
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    The Computer Electronics Show (CES) is underway, and the first navigation item to hit the wires is this: the Garmin Voice Studio. The software enables Nuvi owners to record their own voice for basic navigation instructions. Garmin says the PC-based application will take about 20 minutes to ...

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    CA "cool car" regs to kill Jeep Wrangler, interfere with phones, garage openers, ankle bracelets?
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    2009 Jeep Wrangler - Click above for high-res image gallery
    New "Cool Cars" regulations adopted by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) could put an end to the Jeep Wrangler soft-top sales in the Golden State thanks to standards so stringent that the popular 4x4 won't be able to meet them. ...

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    In-car navigation systems set to go 3D?
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    Navigation systems have quickly gone from being an interactive way to direct one from Point A to Point B to massive infotainment centerpieces capable of MP3 player integration, web browsing and wifi. Auto Express is reporting that GPS units could go 3D as soon as next year, because advancements in ...

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    Njection and Garmin partner to identify speed traps
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    Njection is a website for guys like us. In addition to their forums and picture resources, they have compiled a database of more than 50,000 speed traps worldwide -- areas with high radar use and speed cameras -- that works with Microsoft Live Maps. Njection is now offering owners of Garmin ...

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    Hyundai offers Garmin sat navs through dealers
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    Garmin has scored a major coup by buddying up with Hyundai to sell its nüvi 360 personal navigation device at all of the automaker's 725 dealerships across the U.S. The nüvi 360 not only navigates, but also features hands-free Bluetooth calling and other travel specific features like a ...

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    New Garmin StreetPilot geared toward North American Asians
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    Garmin, the well-known maker of portable GPS systems and other devices, has announced it will start offering a version of its popular StreetPilot c330 (pictured) that will provide directions in five different Asian languages. The 'StreetPilot c330 Asian Americas', which goes on sale in May, is the ...

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