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Simple design meets smart technology for safer, more pleasant rides.

Blubel is a bike bell and navigation system in one neat little package.

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Waze will help you avoid what it calls "difficult intersections," at least if you live in Los Angeles.

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Apple doubles down on its mapping services by hiring Sinisa Durekovic, the man behind the Harman navigation system used by BMW, Mercedes, and Audi.

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The company just completely redesigned its iOS and Android Traffic apps, adding machine learning features, calendar integration and more.

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Waze is now alerting drivers in Boston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington when they approach historically dangerous intersections.

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Nearly five months after Waze rolled out its 4.0 update to iOS users, the service is finally doing the same for Android.

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Morgan Freeman is the latest celebrity to record directions for Google's Waze app, where he joins famous voices such as Elvis and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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Subaru announces Magellan's smartphone-based GPS map and navigation app for future vehicles.

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Uber and TomTom now have a multi-year contract for the navigation company to supply map and traffic data to the ride sharing giant.

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Google owns Waze, and this redesign is certainly welcome. But the app itself needs a fundamental upgrade.

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Bosch and TomTom are partnering to create improved autonomous vehicle tech. They want to have all of the freeways in Germany ready for driverless cars by the end of 2015 with high-definition maps.

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Ford has patented a way to use information about things like road grade and navigation data to more efficiently make use of the adaptive cruise control. The system seems perfect to help autonomous vehicles maximize their fuel economy.

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Apple has patented a system to select a navigation route based on the cellular network signal strength along the way.

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Daimler, BMW, and Audi are teaming up to submit a bid for Here, Nokia's mapping division. However, they are taking on some some very powerful tech companies, including Uber and possibly Apple.

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TomTom is hoping to become a major player in licensing maps to automakers. The company thinks its latest tech could be a competitive solution for autonomous cars.

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Apple files for a patent for 'humanized navigation instructions for mapping applications' that would provide more human-like detail to navigation instructions.

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Porsche Classic is offering a new accessory that combines navigation, entertainment and communication in a 3.5-inch screen. And it's not a smartphone.

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Jaguar and Land Rover are known for making highly covetable luxury, performance and off-road vehicles, but the British automakers are on a bit of a technology bent lately. Keen to show that it can not only keep up but lead the way when it comes to safety and convenience features, JLR has come out with two more systems to show the way forward.

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Speed cameras are something of a foreign curiosity for many drivers in the US. Sure, there is sporadic use of red light cameras here, but the cams to catch speeders are much more popular in Europe. However, Hyundai might have created a way to end that scourge for our foreign auto enthusiast compatriots. The Korean automaker recently showed off a system on the Genesis at its headquarters in Seoul that could detect and automatically slow down for the nefarious devices. It could make many speeding

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Did you know that GPS doesn't work underwater? Neither did we. But apparently it's a big enough problem that the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defense is working on a futuristic solution that will allow more precise navigation by the Royal Navy's submarines and surface ships, while eventually trickling down to consumer-grade mobile devices. That all sounds great, but its abilities aren't anywhere near as cool as its name – the quantum compass.

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