The Rand McNally Foris 850 marks the company’s first entry into the handheld GPS market. It appears to use the same hardware as the Falk Lux 22 which came out in Europe earlier this year. Let’s take a look and see how it holds up to scrutiny… Quick links More Rand McNally Foris 850 reviewsread more
Warning! Another Reason To Use Your GPS Smartphone
You see the message from your stand alone GPS unit every time you turn off your car. “Turn Off” or “Leave On”? Well it seems that simply turning your unit off might not be enough any more. (Greg Laub reports his personal story below.) The stand alone units which dominated sales for many years are [...]
FCC to mandate GPS in all phones by 2018
The FCC is moving to require that all phones sold in the U.S. have GPS chips embedded in them by 2018 to aid the emergency 911 system. Phone manufacturers will have to add GPS capabilities to every phone model by 2018, according to the FCC (via TechCrunch). While those of us with smartphones already have [...]
6 companies that could acquire PND makers like Garmin and TomTom
BY: DUSAN BELIC, INTOMOBILE WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24TH, 2011 AT 2:25 AM It’s a sad truth that pure PND makers will sooner or later end-up being acquired by bigger companies looking to expand their services offering. I’ve been thinking which of the giants could be interested to grab Garmins and TomToms of the world, and here’s my list. [...]
Smartphone Driving Networks
Smartphone Driving Networks Could Help You Hit All the Lights All the Time Geekosystem SignalGuru, through the use of a smartphone’s camera, GPS and traffic signal data, might be able to make this an everyday occurrence by anticipating when a dumb (fixed interval) light will change with a margin of error around two-thirds of a [...]
Save On Gas With Text Payments at POS and Smartphone App
Save On Gas With Text Payments at POS and Smartphone App Point of Sale The app even uses GPS to provide maps and directions for customers to any of these locations. And, of course, the app also gives customers on-screen offers for further gas discounts or deals for food, drinks and and other in-store items… Tweet
This week in GPS is a weekly link roundup of (mostly) GPS related odds and ends, from GPS Tracklog and other places around the Web. To get a few of the biggest stories as they break, follow me on Twitter. Today’s lead image is from an article on trucks jamming up Vineyard Haven traffic. From GPS Tracklog Ourread more
I was a bit surprised this morning when I saw this comment… …these days if you choose multiple products to install on your device from Basecamp they are uploaded as separate img files anyway so you do get one per product. So I tested it out and sure enough, if you select multiple maps to loadread more
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Google announced late this morning that it has acquired Waze, the Israeli company behind the popular crowdsourced navigation/traffic app of the same name. Seen by many as a defensive move, Google’s main reason for the purchase may be to keep it out of the hands of Apple or Facebook, although there are other possible reasonsread more
South African Times Media Group is selling its controlling 51% stake in MAP Integration Technologies (MapIT) to TomTom for R37,5 million ($ 3.75 million), the media and entertainment group announced on Friday. MapIT, which was created in 2002 is the leading digital map provider in Sub Saharan Africa. TomTom already held 49% of MapIT’s equity. This…
Here’s a new YouTube video posted by the US Air Force that briefly discusses the new signals on the forthcoming GPS III satellites. The modernization segment starts about 3 minutes and 10 seconds in. Via GPS World.
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Around the first of each month, we take a look back to see which models our readers have bought over the past month. The rankings below are based on the number of units sold on GPS Tracklog through our various partners like Amazon and REI. On the auto side, the Garmin nuvi 50LM returned to theread more
This week in GPS is a weekly link roundup of (mostly) GPS related odds and ends, from GPS Tracklog and other places around the Web. To get a few of the biggest stories as they break, follow me on Twitter. From GPS Tracklog Our posts from the past week: Trip report — Northern Michigan’s VASA singletrack Navigationread more
TomTom has also released an update to their navigation software for PNDs in India.
The key features are “Stepper Points of Interest“ (which enable move to next POI within same search), Landmark navigation with new dart icon…
A Friday afternoon tweet is a low-key way to announce this, but it looks like the 6″ TomTom VIA 1605 M RV is now available in the US. Based on the 1605TM we reviewed, this new model has been available in Europe for several months as the GO LIVE Camper & Caravan. The VIA 1605 Mread more