Garmin's New HUD Projects Turn-by-Turn Directions Onto Any Windshield

When most of us think of heads-up displays, our brains almost immediately wander into science fiction fantasies. And lord knows I've been fantasizing about a relatively inexpensive unit that will put turn-by-turn navigation on my windshield. Goodbye, awkward smartphone mount, hello, Garmin HUD. » 7/09/13 8:56am 7/09/13 8:56am

Should There Be A Standard User Interface For Cars?

By now, most of you realize that I'm an idea man. My mind takes the nutrient-rich paste editor Hardigree euphemistically calls "food" when he shoves it into my work-pod, and turns it into pure, unadulterated ideas. Of course, 90% of the resulting ideas are total crap, and of the remaining 10%, 90% of those are ideas for… » 12/20/12 12:00pm 12/20/12 12:00pm

Apple Maps Vs Google Maps: A Side By Side iPhone Comparison

We've talked plenty about the flaws inherent in Apple Maps, and where it differs from Google Maps on paper. But how wide is the disparity between the two in actuality? We stacked two iPhone 4Ses side-by-side (one running iOS 5, one running iOS 6, both on wi-fi with GPS on), and let the two mapping apps do battle. » 9/20/12 1:08pm 9/20/12 1:08pm

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

TomTom Go x40 LIVE Lets Users Inform Each Other Of Speed Traps, Uses…

The new TomTom » 8/29/08 12:30pm 8/29/08 12:30pm Go x40 LIVE series of GPS navigation units allows users to update maps on the fly with the positions of police speed traps and traffic cameras, thus alerting other TomTom users in the area of their presence. Also stored within the system is historical travel time data for every road by day of the week,…

Dash Express GPS Navigation Could Be Commuter's Dream

I've had the chance to spend a couple of weeks with the Dash Express GPS unit that most notably features two-way communication via Wi-Fi and GPRS for live active traffic data, Yahoo Local search instead of the standard list of points of interest and a robust customizable applications system. It was built to be the… » 7/11/08 1:00pm 7/11/08 1:00pm

iPhone GPS Worse Than Expected

We apologize for getting your hopes up about the iPhone's GPS capabilities, because with the release just days away, the first reviews of the device are pouring in and there's some bad news about the GPS functionality. Or lack thereof. David Pogue of The New York Times points out that the iPhone 2.0, while it still has … » 7/10/08 1:20pm 7/10/08 1:20pm

Mio Joins The Cellphone-Enabled GPS Club

Recently passing through the ringer at the Federal Communications Commission was the Mio Moov 380. When Mio isn't putting tons of research and development funding into "vintage" GPS devices, the company is following Garmin, Magellan and Dash by integrating cellular abilities into GPS navigation devices. But the included… » 6/27/08 2:30pm 6/27/08 2:30pm

How Much Is Too Much For GPS? How About A G?

Garmin's ever-expanding line of GPS navigation units is getting an expensive new addition. The Garmin Nuvi 880 is now available for pre-order at Amazon for a ridiculous, ball-busting $1,000. You're probably telling yourself that a GPS system had better be able to read your mind and make coffee to be worth $1,000,… » 6/18/08 3:20pm 6/18/08 3:20pm

TomTom To World: 'Huh? iPhone?'

So all of that talk of TomTom secretly developing iPhone GPS software followed by the revelation of Apple restrictions on such development, has apparently been blown a bit out of proportion. An anonymous TomTom source explained everything to BoingBoing Gadgets. » 6/12/08 1:40pm 6/12/08 1:40pm

Apple To TomTom: 'Oh No You Di'int!' *snap* *snap*

The unofficial happiness between TomTom and the iPhone has taken a turn for the worse, as Apple has more or less forbidden applications from doing what the TomTom application is designed to do. Hidden deep in the iPhone's Software Developer's Kit agreement is a bit of legalese explaining...well, you can read it for… » 6/11/08 2:00pm 6/11/08 2:00pm

iPhone 3G Unveiled With Real GPS

All signs (and nightmares) have been leading to this as Apple has unveiled the first big revision to the iPhone, which will now include legitimate and true GPS utilizing Google Maps as the graphical user interface. The first iPhone included quasi-GPS, which is officially known as location based services that uses cell… » 6/09/08 2:40pm 6/09/08 2:40pm