• Google Maps will now tell you how bad the parking is at your destination

    Google Maps will now tell you how bad the parking is at your destination

    A new feature in Google Maps will help you find parking – or rather, it will mentally prepare you for how difficult it will be to find a parking space at your destination. Google says it’s now using “historical parking data” to calculate a parking difficulty score, which will be displayed in Google Maps’ directions card as “Limited,”… Read More

  • By talking into cellphone, Dash users can now set up GPS directions

    Those of you using the much-hyped Dash GPS unit have another reason to brag to your friends. You can now send GPS’d directions to your Dash unit by taking advantage of two new voice recognition systems from Tellme and Dial Directions. Basically, if you know what you want, you call 1-DIRECTIONS (1-347-328-4667), say the address or intersection of where you want to go, and the service… Read More

  • Affordable NAVIGON 2100 max, 2120 max announced

    It’s nice to see GPS devices come out near the $300 point that don’t skimp too much on features. The NAVIGON 2100 max and 2120 max were announced today at CeBIT and feature a 4.3-inch widescreen display, text-to-speech directions, and “NAVIGON’s exclusive Reality View, which provides 3D guidance when approaching highway interchanges.” There’s also a… Read More

  • MirrorPilot: Like a pilot in your mirror but a digital GPS pilot, not an airline pilot hiding in your back seat

    I have seen the future and her name is MirrorPilot. Sure, you’d think that her name would be some sort of amalgamation of the word “future” like Futura, Futurosa, or Futurama, but it’s just MirrorPilot. The MirrorPilot will be announced at CeBit in Germany early next month. It’s basically a replacement rearview mirror with integrated GPS features and a little… Read More

  • Sony NV-U73T, NV-U83T GPS devices up for pre-order

    If you’re looking for something new to put in your car that’ll give you yet another reason to drive slowly and erratically while you get your greasy fingerprints all over it, might I suggest either the Sony NV-U83T at $400 or the Sony NV-U73T at $300? Read More

  • Google Maps coming to your local Pump n' Munch?

    This will make people’s lives easier. That’s why I like Google, plain and simple. Gas pump manufacturer Gilbarco Veeder-Root is rolling out 3,500 Google Maps-enabled touchscreen pumps around the country that “include an Internet connection and will display Google’s mapping service in color on a small screen. Motorists will be able to scroll through several categories… Read More

  • TomTom ONE XL-S brings the talk

    Yet another GPS unit will now be available to consumers; this time from TomTom. Its new ONE XL-S mapping unit is feature rich with a beautiful 4.3-inch for viewing. One of the standout features is text-to-speech, which basically reads out your directions, restaurants, etc. out to you so you can spend more time concentrating on the road rather than your GPS unit. You’ll also be able to… Read More

  • GPS-enabled Rings for Tech Saavy Tourists

    If you want to look like you know where you’re going, but you don’t want to deal with jocks making fun of your GPS-enabled street-walking device, you’ll soon be able to let a pair of ladylike purple rings be your guide. Let’s see jocks try to make fun of ladylike purple rings, ha! Read More