Randy McNally has been making maps for years that individuals and professional truckers have used to get around the country. The company has announced new GPS devices that have some cool features that are aimed at the long-haul trucker that needs more than just navigation capability. The new devices are called the IntelliRoute TND 510 and the IntelliRoute TND 710.
There was talk, back at this year's IFA, that Sony and TomTom had come to some sort of agreement, which would ultimately see the combination of the fan-favorite TomTom navigational unit, and Sony's Xplod series of in-dash A/V units. And sure enough, it's finally come to fruition. TomTom and Sony have officially announced the upcoming availability of two different units, packing capacitive touchscreens and plenty of other features.
Navigation units aren't meant for just the car or hikers anymore. As we've seen in other design concepts in the past, putting the units on your body, and helping you along right on the street level is becoming a hot trend lately. This time around, we've got a new design from a senior at Western Washington University, in Bellevue, Washington, working towards his B.S. in Industrial Design (with a minor in Sustainable Design). His name is Benjamin Peterson, and he's bringing a lot of technology into a small pendant meant to hang in front of your chest.
In Salt Lake City, Utah, there is a trade show called the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market happening right now. And there, a company that makes GPS receives and other personal navigation hardware called DeLorme have just unveiled two new receivers. They're called the PN-60 and the PN-60w, and while they have plenty of features, they've also got a price tag that will probably make you take a double-take.
When it comes to navigation, right now the best way to get where you want to go is to look at some other device. Even when you're in your car, you need to look at another piece of hardware, and take your eyes off the road, to make sure you're going in the direction you need to go. Sure, they get easier when the units talk to you, but for the most part you still want that visual certainty. Well, thanks to some engineers over in Japan, we might be getting closer to some Personal Navigation Systems (PNS) right on our glasses.
NAVTEQ has announced that it is currently running a new beta program that is being conducted privately. The beta program is for a next generation street level imagery solution that gives customers in the private beta a chance to see features that are coming to NAVTEQ products in the future.
Today, for all intents and purposes, was a big day. Maybe not as big as yesterday, but it's pretty close. Especially if you consider the two cancellations, with the HP Slate getting tossed to the side, along with Microsoft's Courier digital journal. A sad day for the tablet market, indeed. But, we move on, forward unto . . . Well, whatever it is you're heading into. Either way, welcome to the Thursday edition of the Daily Slash. In the Best of R3, we've got the LG Aloha getting a name change, iAd takes a steep turn in the price bracket, and Palm may be ready to face a class-action lawsuit. And then in the Dredge 'Net, looks like Valve finally hit a release date for Steam on the Mac, the app thing gets out of hand, and Verizon gets a new netbook.
Earlier this morning we told you that the iPhone was getting Google Navigation, thanks to the fine folks over at Mountain View. Well, apparently that's not what Google meant at all. In a pretty stern approach, a Google spokesperson has come forward and blatantly said that the iPhone will not be getting the Navigation feature.
Android users of the UK, rejoice! After enviously peering over the Atlantic at our US siblings and their Google Maps Navigation access, an impromptu overnight update has delivered spoken turn-by-turn directions to UK Android devices.
A few weeks back I traded in my old Mustang for a new Mustang and one of the coolest things about the car is the Ford Sync tech. The hands free calling is cool that Sync offers, but the system is much more than a hands free calling device. Ford is talking up its next generation of in-vehicle tech that offers ways for drivers to save fuel and be greener called MyFord Touch.