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Suzuki recalls SX4, Grand Vitara and Equator for overheating Garmin sat-nav units

Suzuki SX4 Sport with Garmin navigation system – Click above for high-res image gallery

Garmin Nuvi GPS recalled over fire risk - Suzuki threatened?

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 injuries or property damage due to the defect, and fewer than 10 units have been reported with the pr

Video PSA: The Aussie female guide voice on your Garmin is as attractive as you've always hoped

Karen Jacobsen, GPS voiceover artist – Click above to watch video after the jump

Vehicle downloads for Garmin Nuvi (sorta) make us want one

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 Hopper voices for

GPS system for bicyclists

A common charge car drivers hurl at GPS systems is that they're unnecessary for anyone with maps and the brains to use them. But what about cyclists using unfamiliar bike lanes? The Dutch cyclists union ENFB has started a volunteer effort to map the numerous bike lanes for GPS, many of which are inaccessible by cars and thus not used by navigation companies like Navteq. States project leader Kees Bakker, "This is really a Dutch problem. Other countries have very few dedicated bike lanes and in t

New Garmin StreetPilot geared toward North American Asians

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 first in the North American market to offer such capability. Garmin had developed it in response to census data showing that over six million Asians live in Canada a