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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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    Report: Mercedes pondering Google Glass navi
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    Engadget is reporting that Mercedes-Benz might be tinkering with Google Glass for its future navigation systems. The first, big-name wearable tech item of the 21st century, Google Glass has a huge degree of potential in a number of fields, not the least of which is the auto industry. Citing the ...

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    Official: Apple gives Google Maps the boot, adds free turn-by-turn navigation to iPhone
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    The big news in the tech world right now is the World Wide Developer's Conference which Apple just concluded. That's where the House that Jobs Built unveiled its latest operating systems for both computers and mobile devices, its latest laptop computer design and more. But what does this all have ...

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    Official: Surprise! J.D. Power reports consumers frustrated with navigation systems
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    For those of us testing dozens of in-car navigation and infotainment systems each year, J.D. Power's 2011 U.S. Navigation Usage and Satisfaction Study comes as no surprise. According to owners surveyed in the study, simplicity and ease-of-use are lacking in the majority of systems on the market, ...

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    Engadget takes six iPhone navigation systems for a spin
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    Occasional Autoblog contributor and Associate Editor at Engadget, Tim Stevens, is our go-to guy when it comes to navigating the intersection of technology and automobiles. So it's fitting that Stevens has published a comprehensive shoot-out pitting six iPhone navigation systems against each other ...

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    Like a Rolling Stone: Bob Dylan to voice sat-nav systems?
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    Want an interesting voice on your satellite navigation system but tired of the Yoda, Stewie, Arnold and Homer themes you've already downloaded? Good news, then. Bob Dylan has just announced on his "Theme Time Radio Hour" show in the U.K. that he may be providing his distinctive vocals to a GPS ...

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    Harmann, Mercedes-Benz working on modular, built-in nav systems
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    Factory navigation systems might be a popular option on high-end vehicles, but there's no denying that their astronomical price tag and lack of upgrades make them pale in comparison to aftermarket units available at a fraction of the cost. Automakers contend that the integration with the vehicle's ...

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    BMW and Google help European drivers navigate better, read Autoblog
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    Those of you rolling in any new BMW model equipped with sat nav and Bluetooth connectability, save the Z4 and X3, can now integrate Google's useful, albeit sometimes erroneous, route plotting into your Bimmer. The joint effort between ze Germans and the search overlords allow users to log onto ...

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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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    DashDaq throws open source in face of high-end sat navs
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    We're kicking ourselves because we didn't get a chance to play with the DashDaq onboard computer at SEMA last week where it won a Best New International Product Award. Actually, to call it an onboard computer is generalizing its capabilities a bit too much. The small handhelt unit plugs into your ...

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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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    Redesign Our Business Cards Contest - Update 1
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    After two days, we have received submissions from 24 readers for the Redesign Our Business Cards Contest, with many submitting multiple entries already. Some people are using the two Pioneer AVIC-D2 satellite navigation systems we've put up as prizes for motivation, but many of you have also told ...

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    Directions no charge: Cadillac offering nav systems for free
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    In a gesture of unwavering generosity, Cadillac announced yesterday that select 2007 models would come equipped with free satellite navigation. The offer will end on January 2nd 2007 and is only available on "specially-equipped" models.What directional joys await those of you willing to drop the ...

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    No iDrive for the MINI and there was much rejoicing
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    Mr. Paukert, our compatriot at Winding Road, was able to abduct a few BMW execs in Paris and beat them with stale baguettes until they finally put to rest rumors of an iDrive-like interface finding its way into the new MINI.Since a touch screen setup was nixed due to design and placement issues, ...

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    Delphi NAV200 comes in at $349
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    Aftermarket navigation systems are not cheap, though neither are the nav units that come bundled in your car. Aftermarket units can start in the $500 range but easily skyrocket up to $2,000 depending on how many features you demand. Delphi's consumer electronics division has just announced a new ...

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    BMW equips cars with free Real Time Traffic Information
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    BMW announced today it would be equipping select 2007 models with Real Time Traffic Information. Provided by Clear Channel's Total Traffic Network to 44 major American cities, the service will be available on the 3-, 5-, and 6-Series models, as well as the X5, M5 and M6. What's more, it's free for ...

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    MINI gets iDrive - uses joystick instead of dial
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    Motoring File is reporting that for 2007 the MINI will receive a new navigation system that is basically a slightly altered version of BMW's now infamous iDrive system. The iDrive controller will be a small joystick instead of BMW's trademark dial located directly behind the shifter. From there the ...

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    Ford to offer Fiesta Freedom for technology buffs
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    Ford's UK subsidiary has unveiled their newest special edition, dubbed the Fiesta Freedom. Geared towards technophiles, the model includes £800 ($1,400 USD) of packaged extras, including Bluetooth connectivity and voice-control stereo. Available in a variety of bodystyles and ...

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