Yahoo's Developing a Map Algorithm to Find the Most Beautiful Route

Sometimes you want to get from A to B as quickly as possible—but what if you want to savor the journey? Well, Yahoo has been working on an algorithm that can plot the most beautiful route, for those days when time is less of a concern. » 7/09/14 1:15pm 7/09/14 1:15pm

Things to do before hitting the road for the holiday

If your travel plans for Thanksgiving involve sitting behind the wheel for a few hours until you get to your destination, there are still a few things you should do before you leave to make sure that you get to your destination quickly and safely. » 11/22/11 11:15am 11/22/11 11:15am

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MIT's AIDA GPS Navigator Will Dazzle You with Information and then…

MIT's last AIDA driving concept seemed dubious enough—a robotic backseat driver who'd give you navigational (and emotional!) feedback. Still, annoying at worse. But 2.0, amazing as it seems, looks like it would amaze you into a flaming wreck. » 5/05/11 12:00am 5/05/11 12:00am

Tracking the Mappers: Navigation Companies Video the World's Streets

Companies that supply imagery to nav-system providers are in a race to add reality to the mix. Okay, not so much a race as a really long, boring drive around the world, covering every single street. One Dutch firm is sending out an assault force of camera-strapped vans into the wilds of Europe to too just that, and… » 5/15/06 7:53am 5/15/06 7:53am

I Drive Past Your House: Windows Live Local in Beta

Visitors to the Montreal Expo '67 were probably led to believe something like Windows Live Local would be up and running by, oh around 1978. But the service, which provides a virtual driver's eye perspective of city maps, is just recently in Beta testing. Only parts of Seattle and San Francisco are covered, and that… » 3/03/06 9:50am 3/03/06 9:50am