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    Report: NHTSA distracted driver guidelines would render navigation systems useless
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has produced a minutely detailed document addressing and attempting to assess driver distractions. According to its numbers, "17 percent (an estimated 899,000) of all police-reported crashes reportedly involved some type of driver distraction in ...

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    Exclusive: 2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 3 nav system uses altitude to optimize hybrid efficiency
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    Somewhat lost in the fanfare of BMW introducing a hybrid version of its best-selling 3 Series at the Detroit Auto Show was a brief mention of its new navigation technology. The 2012 ActiveHybrid 3 will be the first hybrid to use its nav system to help predict the best time to use and recharge its ...

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    Study: Where do our nav systems take us most? Walmart
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    Groan. Remember the $350,000 Rolls-Royce Phantom parked in front of a Walmart? Apparently it's not an isolated case. That's right, according to a new survey by TeleNav, most Americans use their navigation systems to find the Arkansas-based mega-store full of cheap stuff that Sam built. The great ...

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    Despite 'Big Brother' barbs, Europe looking at pinpoint GPS car tracking
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    Navigation systems are quickly becoming commonplace even on the cheapest new cars and trucks, and the European Commission is working to use technology to make the systems far more accurate than the current technology allows. The European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service, or EGNOS, is ...

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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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    J.D. Power study shows people interested in new car tech, but not if they have to pay for it
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    Smaller, cheaper electronics have been a boon for the auto industry, as car technology has boomed over the past few years. J.D. Power has been studying the tech trend, surveying over 19,000 potential car buyers to gauge interest in new tech like nav systems and infotainment systems. The powerful ...

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    EXCLUSIVE: Sneak peek at Hyundai Genesis Coupe's next-gen nav system
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    Hyundai Genesis Coupe navigation system prototype – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When Hyundai's sparkling Genesis Coupe debuted earlier this year, we heard from many of you who were excited about the rear-drive model's performance prospects. More than a few we spoke with, however, ...

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    New navi in UK guarantees no speeding tickets
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    Though the isle of Britain isn't that large in terms of square miles, it still contains 24,000 potential speed traps (about the same number in Ohio, we think). The Rossini Navigator and Camera Spotter is a satellite navigation unit that has each one of those traps plotted on its digital topography ...

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    Nav system in Zephyr rated best in the biz
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    Having reviewed many vehicles in my day, I can tell you unequivocally that not all satellite navigation systems are created equal. Just checking the sat nav box on the options sheet doesn't guarantee you'll be getting a system that's easy to use and will get you where you want to go. Those who know ...

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    Lost? GM making Turn-by-Turn navigation standard on most 2007 models
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    GM announced today that it will be making its OnStar Turn-by-Turn navigation system standard on a number of 2007 models and that the first year of service will be free. Owners of vehicles already equipped with OnStar can also have the service activated through an optional $100 OnStar package ...

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    Porsche Design launching personal navigation system
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    No official word from Porsche, but rumors have Porsche Design teaming up with navigation software specialists Navigon AG to launch a Porsche Design personal navigation product, the P9611.The sleek device sports a 480 x 272 pixel touchscreen, a built-in traffic news radio receiver and Bluetooth ...

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    Alpine Electronics launches XM Radio Navtraffic receiver
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    We've all been there - you've just zipped past the last exit for a couple of miles on your morning commute, you sail over a rise and find... brake lights, as far as the eye can see. If only you'd known the jam was there, you could have taken that exit. If only... Well, here's a gadget that can ...

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    Customized GPS maps in our future
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    How would you like a GPS system that told you a blind curve was coming? Or one where you could add a comment that a particular street is gone, flooded, or has the best aftermarket parts shop on the corner? Such abilities and maps may soon be on the horizon.According to Government Technology, the ...

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    Land Rover LR3 sat-nav used to guide cargo plane
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    As part of its "Designed for the Extraordinary" marketing campaign, the adventurous folks at Land Rover rolled a 2006 LR3 onboard a C-130 "Hercules" cargo plane, and then the flight crew used the car's nav system to navigate the plane from Nice, France to the island of ...

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    First GPS and digital camera hybrid
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    New Zealand-based Navman has released the iCN750, a GPS navigation system combined with a digital camera. According to PC Magazine, who had a chance to check out  a pre-production model, the unit works as either a regular navigation system or digital camera. However, users can also record ...

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