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For autonomous cars, driving dumb is key

For autonomous cars, driving dumb is key

Self-driving cars may need to show some self-restraint when it comes to their “better than human” reflexes and abilities, the Nokia HERE team working on autonomous vehicle technologies suggests, if their flesh and blood passengers are to accept an AI taking the wheel. HERE calls it Humanized Driving, giving computer-controlled cars similar characteristics to the people they’re replacing so as to preserve a feeling of normality, even potentially becoming a virtual twin with the same style as the car’s owner.

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Garmin Edge 1000 cycling computer supports live tracking and advanced segment capability

Garmin Edge 1000 cycling computer supports live tracking and advanced segment capability

Garmin has announced its latest cycling computer for the bicyclists out there looking for top performance and navigation features. The cycling computer is called the Edge 1000 and it has advanced segment capabilities among other features. The segment capabilities allow the user to view start and finish point alerts, race themselves or segment leaders, and plan rides using segments.

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Garmin Zumo 590LM rugged motorcycle nav device has weather and traffic reports

Garmin Zumo 590LM rugged motorcycle nav device has weather and traffic reports

Garmin has announced a new ruggedized navigation device that is specifically made for the motorcycle riders out there. The nav device is called the Zumo 590LM and it has a 5-inch touchscreen display that can be used while wearing gloves. To keep it working well and usable for years to come, Garmin made the GPS device fuel resistant in case of a spill and sunlight readable.

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TomTom Runner Cardio GPS sports watch keeps track of your heart

TomTom Runner Cardio GPS sports watch keeps track of your heart

Mapping and navigation company TomTom has just launched the latest in its line of GPS-enabled sports accessories. Aside from keeping tabs on your location, the Runner Cardio GPS also monitors your heart rate so that you can best adjust your training regimen.

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hereO is a trendy GPS watch for kids

hereO is a trendy GPS watch for kids

Mobile technology and mobile devices are so prevalent today that it totally make sense to employ those not just to make our lives easier but keep our families safer as well. hereO offers just that, injecting GPS technology into a watch that, at the same time, looks cool enough that kids will want to keep them on.

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Magellan SmartGPS 5390 finds the closest gas and eateries

Magellan SmartGPS 5390 finds the closest gas and eateries

Magellan has announced that it has a new cloud-connected GPS device that has now launched for drivers. The GPS device is called the Magellan SmartGPS 5390 cloud connected navigation device. It will help you get from point A to point B like any other GPS device out there. It has a few other tricks up its sleeves though.

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Turbulence warning system proposal suggests GPS solution

Turbulence warning system proposal suggests GPS solution

Air travel is a very safe way to travel long distances in a short time, but it is often subjected to turbulence, something that can range from a minor annoyance to a terrifying experience, particularly if it causes the plane to buck and jerk. Detecting it is a science still in the works, and amongst the possibilities is one proposal suggesting the use of common GPS.

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Garmin fenix 2 multisport GPS watch with smartphone connectivity unveiled

Garmin fenix 2 multisport GPS watch with smartphone connectivity unveiled

Garmin has announced a new GPS watch called the fenix 2. The fenix2 is an update to the original fenix watch that launched back in 2012. The fenix 2 is an outdoor GPS watch that has new training options and an updated user interface that is easier.

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Garmin unveils Approach G7 and G8 golf GPS devices

Garmin unveils Approach G7 and G8 golf GPS devices

Garmin has announced a couple new GPS devices for golfers that are handheld and rugged. The devices include the Approach G7 and the Approach G8. The devices both have color touchscreens and have over 30,000 international courses loaded inside. The machines use a rechargeable battery that will last for multiple rounds per charge.

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Ford CEO defends privacy policy as Senator demands answers

Ford CEO defends privacy policy as Senator demands answers

Ford is working with US regulators on ways to protect driver privacy as more cars become connected, with chief exec Alan Mulally being forced to backtrack on suggestions that the company tracks drivers when they break traffic laws. Ford is "supporting and participating" regulators on potential legislation, Mulally said while at the North American International Auto Show this past week, quick to insist that Ford "do not track the vehicles" and does not collect data on how law-abiding drivers of its cars are.

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New TomTom Go navigation range launches in the US

New TomTom Go navigation range launches in the US

TomTom has announced that it has launched an all-new TomTom Go range of portable navigation devices in the US and Canada. The devices are redesigned and aim to reinvent how drivers use navigation with new map and traffic interfaces. The Go series will come with TomTom Traffic.

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Tagged sharks send auto-tweets when swimming too close to shore

Tagged sharks send auto-tweets when swimming too close to shore

Shark attacks, while not terribly frequent when viewed in light of how many people visit the beach every day, are a valid concern for beach-goers and have been increasing in recent years. To give surfers and others an edge over the ocean-bound creatures, researchers tagged 300 or so sharks with transmitters. Similarly situated are receivers for the transmitters under the water that keep an eye on where the sharks are and send out tweets when they get too close.

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