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Interactive map shows how cities prepare for autonomous vehicles

The 'Global Atlas of AVs in Cities' is an excellent resource.

Bloomberg Philanthropies and The Aspen Institute map the geography of AVs.

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Google's latest acquisition should make Maps a bit better

There's got to be a better way to avoid traffic, right?

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Google Maps now highlights busy neighborhoods

Google Maps shows you the hot spots.

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This map reveals the cleanest vehicles based on location

Grid mix, climate, and local driving patterns affect an EV's emissions.

Looking to lower your carbon footprint? This map will tell you which car to drive.

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Lyft rolls out Waze integration for drivers in mobile app

According to the Lyft mobile application's update text, the Waze integration has arrived and is "rolling out nationwide."

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Subaru partners with Magellan for smartphone-based navigation

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

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TomTom to supply Uber with digital maps

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

This is Uber's map-making car

It's been confirmed that Uber is using a camera-studded car to make maps, but it's not autonomous.

Waze gets extensive redesign but still needs work

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

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Bosch and TomTom partner to improve autonomous tech

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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Google Maps shows what it knows about everywhere you've (ever) been

Google's Location History feature keeps track of the places your mobile device has been (if you opt-in and turn it on) and now you can look back through that data with "Your Timeline."

New Algorithm Shuns Speed, Finds Most Beautiful Route Instead

Developers in Spain use crowdsourcing and online sources to find the scenic way

Mapping services like Mapquest are used to find the quickest route from point A to point B, regardless of the quality of the route. A team of researchers in Barcelona, Spain want to change that with a new algorithm designed to get users to their destination in the most pleasant way possible.

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Google maps updates with lane guidance, offline use and more

Google Maps, especially its Street View function, has redefined the way we use maps. The tech giant just launched an update for its mobile app on Android and iOS with a variety of useful, new features.

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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.

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Analysts use Google Maps to count China's car inventory from space

Yankun Hou is an auto industry analyst at UBS AG who has won awards for his ability to predict the market. How is he so good at seeing the future of the industry? Satellite imaging.

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Apple gives Google Maps the boot, adds free turn-by-turn navigation to iPhone

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 to do with cars, you ask? Plenty.

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Google Maps regains ability to estimate your trip duration with traffic

Google Maps has reinstated the feature letting you know how long a trip will take in current traffic. According to Autoblog's sister site, Engadget, the previous algorithm didn't pass muster, so the updated calculations uses both historical and current traffic conditions to arrive at an estimated time of arrival. It appears on the journeys for which information is available beneath the no-traffic estimate.

New art reimagines U.S. road network system as a subway map

As a graphic designer for nearly 20 years, Cameron Booth credits his deep and abiding love for transit maps to his

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.

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