Sanyo just announced two new in-dash navigation systems that GPS lovers are sure to appreciate. They are the NVA-GS1609FT and the NVA-GS1409DT and they both actually come with solid-state drives as a part of the package.
Garmingave an update to their nuvi 1390T GPS device today, offering up the 1490T which features a larger screen--the company's largest one to date--and additional features that are sure to impress even the most well-connected traveler.
After the Magellan RoadMate 1470 PND yesterday, the GPS company have another two sat-nav devices looking for our favor. The Magellan RoadMate 1440 slots neatly under the 1470, with a 4.3-inch touchscreen (down 0.4-inches), while the Magellan RoadMate 1340 (shown here) takes the bottom rung with a 3.5-inch 4:3 aspect touchscreen.
As well as the GO 740 LIVE, TomTom have announced four other new GPS models in their ONE and XL ranges, and we caught up with the company at MobileFocus to check them out. The TomTom ONE 140 and ONE 140S both have a 3.5-inch touchscreen, while the TomTom XL 340 and XL 340S have a 4.3-inch touchscreen; in each case, the 'S' suffix indicates text-to-speech support for spoken street and place names.
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It looks as though Peek are developing Google Maps functionality, either for the existing Peek email device or for their upcoming Peek Pronto. A SlashGear reader spotted a Peek user browsing Google Maps on the NYC subway, something the current emailer is unable to do.
Florida state wildlife officials are taping magnets onto crocodiles, in an attempt to keep them out of residential areas. The project aims to disrupt the crocodiles' natural homing instinct; usually, captured crocs will return to where they were caught, despite being relocated many miles away.
TeleNav have announced the first turn-by-turn GPS app for Android and the T-Mobile G1, complete with full color 3D graphics, speech recognition, one-click route recalculation and traffic alerts, together with weather updates, gas prices and restaurant reviews. Over at Android Community they've already been playing with TeleNav, and have their full review up complete with a video demo of the navigation app in action.
Have internet-enabled personal navigation devices - like the Dash Express - failed to see significant adoption because their connection isn't fast enough? That seems far-fetched, but something has convinced dmedia to slap WiMAX into their latest PND, the G5W.
Telenav CEO HP Jin stopped by to give us the scoop on a new integrated Telenav service that will be available in Ford Sync compatible cars. Unlike most personal navigation devices (PND) this service will be always updating itself.
Gracenote has come out with a new technology that is being integrated into car navigation systems that helps users navigate thorough there music while staying safe on the road. One of the highlights of this technology is the music CD recognition.