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AU survey results suggests men rely on GPS more than women

Remember the days before GPS? When it was just you, the open road, and a Rand-McNally mapbook tucked beneath the seat? We certainly do, but with the advent of GPS and smartphones, using electronic devices for guidance has become second nature. And it has turned one of the great stereotypes of the sexes sideways.

Study: Average male drives extra 276 miles/year because he won't stop for directions

That long-running joke about men being unwilling to stop for directions? Well, it's no joke, at least not according to British insurance firm Sheilas' Wheels. In fact, the average male motorist in Britain travels some 276 extra miles per year simply because he refuses to ask for directions. Worse yet, that amounts to £2,000 ($3,100) worth of wasted fuel over the stubborn man's lifetime.

Study: Average male drives extra 276 miles/year because he won't stop for directions

That long-running joke about men unwilling to stop for directions? Well, it's no joke, at least not according to British insurance firm Sheilas' Wheels. In fact, the average male motorist in Britain travels some 276 extra miles per year simply because he refuses to ask for directions. Worse yet, that amounts to £2,000 ($3,100) worth of wasted fuel over the stubborn man's lifetime.

PublicRoutes.com Launches Directions Resource for Los Angeles Public Transportation System

Getting around a big city that you're not familiar with can be a daunting experience, especially if you're trying to use public transit. But there is a website that can help you find your way. PublicRoutes.com currently offers directions for seven US cities, most recently adding, Los Angeles to the list. After entering a start and destination point, you can select a mode of transportation, including bus, subway, driving, walking and more. The system generate

GPS: When common sense flees

Sibling site Engadget reports what may be a trend among GPS-using drivers at least in the U.K.

Taking OnStar for a test drive

TechnoRide recently navigated using OnStar's new "Turn-by-Turn" navigation system to see how it worked. Turn-by-Turn works by OnStar downloading a route's directions into the vehicle. Voice prompts are uttered where to go, turn, etc., like a standard navigation system. TechnoRide used a Cadillac STS as their test vehicle.