Five Best Car GPS Units

If you're hitting the road this summer, you probably want a solid GPS with you to make getting to your destination a little easier. Whether you just use your phone or you prefer a stand-alone unit, there are pros and cons to each, and this week we're looking at five of the best, based on your nominations. » 7/28/13 12:37pm 7/28/13 12:37pm

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,…

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

Today Show Takes GPS Testing Seriously

Okay, we know Boston is a tough place for GPS navigation units, but we didn't know it was this tough. This morning, the Today Show pitted three drivers against each other using three different GPS navigation units from TomTom, Garmin and Magellan navigating in Boston. It seemed like a simple test, but Greg John, the… » 3/04/08 12:00pm 3/04/08 12:00pm

TomTom Introduces IQ Routes With Latest Releases

TomTom has dropped four new GPS units on us and despite my regular GPS gripes, I'm pumped. The TomTom 730, 730T, 930 and 930T include what the company is calling "IQ Routes" and lane separation. IQ Routes is a method to determine the true speed data. From there it will recalculate routes for timing purposes based upon… » 3/03/08 2:15pm 3/03/08 2:15pm

European Toyota Yaris Includes Dockable TomTom

What's so special about the European Toyota Yaris SR? It's quite simple, really: This Yaris includes a factory-installed dockable TomTom GPS navigation unit. The press release (see it below the jump) is pretty skimpy on the details, but it seems that the TomTom not only functions as the GPS navigation unit, but also as … » 2/22/08 4:30pm 2/22/08 4:30pm

Rumor: TomTom GPS Navigation on the iPhone?

I'll be the first to admit the Google Maps "navigation" on the iPhone is pretty gimpy. So gimpy that I ended up in Acapulco one time on my way to the local Dairy Queen. But, with the iPhone a veritable gold mine for software developers it now seems TomTom may want in on the action. This leaked photo shows what appears to … » 12/13/07 3:45pm 12/13/07 3:45pm