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

Banned Top Gear TomTom Is Still The Best GPS... In The World

Remember when Jeremy Clarkson put his amazing celebrity voice onto a TomTom Navigation device? And then the BBC made him scrap the deal because he's not allowed to endorse products? No? Well, Google it then. » 7/29/12 6:00pm 7/29/12 6:00pm

Bert and Ernie now available for your TomTom: "Turn right onto Sesame…

Move over mustaches, it looks like November belongs to the Muppets this year. They've got a new movie coming out, there's an online movement to have them host the Oscars, and now TomTom has announced a series of Sesame Street voices, starting with Bert and Ernie. » 11/10/11 12:50pm 11/10/11 12:50pm

TomTom to stop ratting out speeders

The folks at TomTom had good intentions when they shared anonymous traffic data with the Dutch government. They'll use it for improving roads and light timing! Oh, they used it for installing speed cameras? NO MORE DATA FOR YOU! » 4/28/11 10:45am 4/28/11 10:45am

Yoda Recording His TomTom GPS Voice This Is

"You're gonna kill people if you give directions like that," the frustrated sound engineer tries to tell Yoda as the Jedi master continues to grammatically invert directions in this latest ad promoting TomTom's new Star Wars-themed voice series. » 7/08/10 2:00pm 7/08/10 2:00pm

America, This Is How Slow Your Drivers Are

In response to Virginia raising some of its speed limits to 70 mph, TomTom has compiled navigation data to determine average highway speeds by state. Do any of these seem a bit slow to you? [WSJ] » 3/17/10 4:30pm 3/17/10 4:30pm

TomTom's 20 Most Traffic Congested Cities

TomTom's taking traffic congestion to the future, aggregating speed data from its in-car navigation systems to pinpoint precisely which cities have the worst traffic congestion. Here's their scientifically-derived 20 most traffic-clogged cities. The results may surprise some. » 12/08/09 1:00pm 12/08/09 1:00pm

iPhone 3G, 3GS: Car Gadget Round Up

Apple announced a host of auto-centric applications and features for iPhones both new and old at yesterday's 2009 World Wide Developers Conference, ranging from driving games to TomTom toys to Zipcar control. The full spectrum of new Apple auto-erotica below. » 6/09/09 9:00am 6/09/09 9:00am

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,…

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

TomTom Beats Apple To The GPS-On-iPhone Punch

Well, we'll be damned, it seems all of the talk about GPS on the iPhone has been upstaged by, uh, GPS on the iPhone. TomTom has announced that its navigation software for the iPhone is ready to roll. » 6/10/08 1:20pm 6/10/08 1:20pm

Eclipse Dockable TomTom Head Unit Now Available

I know, I know, you were jealous of Europe and especially its Toyota Yaris with dockable TomTom GPS navigation head unit. You can breath a sigh of relief because Eclipse has taken that idea and made it available for anybody! Hooray! » 3/07/08 4:45pm 3/07/08 4:45pm

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… » 2/22/08 4:30pm 2/22/08 4:30pm

NUDAR Turns Your GPS Into A Boobie Finder

GPS Navigation has been around for quite a few years and it's a damn shame that it has taken this long for a NUDAR to come around. NUDAR is a company compiling a GPS point-of-interest file capable of directing an individual to any establishment that would provide nudity, such as (and most popularly) strip clubs, but… » 2/22/08 3:15pm 2/22/08 3:15pm

Boston Globe Bullies TomTom

Hey Jeffrey Krasner of the Boston Globe, I have some beef with you. In your recent column, you decided to give a TomTom GPS navigation unit the most obscure addresses in the city of Boston and blast the device when it is unable correctly direct you to your destinations. Do you not realize your TomTom GPS unit isn't a… » 2/22/08 2:15pm 2/22/08 2:15pm

TomTom Owners Can Now Share Content Online

Today, GPS-manufacturer TomTom launched an update to TomTom Home, a software suite that allows TomTom users across the world to share content with other TomTom users. What kind of content would one want to share between GPS navigation units? Well, I'm glad you asked. Home allows for completely customized startup… » 2/12/08 4:30pm 2/12/08 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… » 12/13/07 3:45pm 12/13/07 3:45pm