The First Commercially Available Car Navigation System Was From 1981

The Global Positioning System constellation of satellites has been helping lost travelers find their way for a while now, but they only really started showing up in cars in the mid- to late- 1990s, and in big numbers even later than that. But the first automotive navigation system was offered over thirty years ago. » 5/11/14 12:54pm 5/11/14 12:54pm

Survey: Sat-Nav Systems Make Drivers 12% More Fuel Efficient

A recent survey from social science research firm NuStats, finds drivers using sat-nav systems use 12% less fuel than GPS-less motorists. Also, they were found to be 24% less "manly." » 4/28/09 8:00am 4/28/09 8:00am

XROADS G-Map: First iPhone Turn-By-Turn Nav App Review

The XROADS G-Map software brings turn-by-turn capabilities to the Apple iPhone, bridging the gap between the device and a typical GPS systems. Does it work? » 3/09/09 12:30pm 3/09/09 12:30pm

BMW's New Navigation System Knows Where You're Going

BMW is reportedly developing a new navigation element which can guess your next destination based on driving habit and time of day. BMW is sorry Dave, it cannot let you put this route at risk. » 2/24/09 1:30pm 2/24/09 1:30pm

Audi Drops New MMI Technology To Challenge Ford's Grip On Nav Supremacy

Until this point, Ford's Sync with Sirius travelink has been our undisputed champ of navigation system greatness, but with the announcement of updates to the Audi MMI system, that crown may be up for grabs. » 2/02/09 7:30am 2/02/09 7:30am

Google Search Coming To 2009 BMW 1- and 3-Series

Stateside buyers of BMW’s 1- » 9/17/08 10:00am 9/17/08 10:00am and vehicles will now have the option to add “BMW Search Powered By Google Maps” to their BMW Assist and Navigation system-equipped vehicles. Basically, this means they’ll be able to search for addresses and phone numbers directly from their navigation system using Google Maps. The…

Accessing Maps On Mobile Devices Jumps 82% In US

If you're squinting at a poorly-rendered map on your Blackberry, turns out you're not alone. According to an industry report released today, up to 8% of Americans are now downloading driving directions and online maps via mobile devices, which equates to a whopping 82% increase over last year. Ironic that mobile map… » 7/24/08 4:20pm 7/24/08 4:20pm