Navigation systems


Google poised to have strong presence in connected car

Feb. 14, 2014 06:15 CET
There will be more Google in your next car. That was the clear message automakers gave at the recent International CES, the world's largest consumer electronic fair in Las Vegas.... Read More »


Mercedes integrates navigation system with Google Glass

Oct. 25, 2013 06:01 CET
Mercedes may introduce Google Glass integrated into a car's navigation system in its production models.... Read More »


Map ally to aid Conti's plan for autonomous cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2013
Continental AG plans to enable vehicle navigation systems to spot potential hazards by looking "around the corner."... Read More »


Cheap apps lead nav makers to seek vehicle OEM deals

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2013
Stung by the popularity of cheap smartphone navigation apps, aftermarket suppliers of personal navigation devices are starting to market navigation systems directly to automakers.... Read More »


Toyota tests $60 annual nav subscriptions in Europe

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2013
Toyota's U.S. and European operations are diverging on whether to charge customers subscriptions for navigation and entertainment apps on the redesigned 2014 Corolla compact.... Read More »



Telematics: Cool! Information: Not so much

3:18 pm U.S. ET | July 29, 2013
A system of relaying satellite information through telematics links is undeniably cool. But if the information itself is bad, all that fine technology goes for naught.... Read More »


Phone apps threaten dashboard navigation systems

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13, 2013
The chase is on for the fully connected car. Streaming Internet music sites through the car radio isn't enough anymore. As more people use smartphones to traverse their daily drive, automakers' pricey and profitable in-car navigation systems are threatened. The reason is simple: Many map apps are free while embedded nav systems run from $500 to more than $2,000.... Read More »



Why a new phone trumps GM's $200 map

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13, 2013
Three years ago, I bought a car with an in-dash navigation system. I hate it. Most laughably, General Motors demands $200 to update the thing with new maps.... Read More »


Smartphones, devices influence expectations for connected cars, study says

12:00 pm U.S. ET | June 5, 2013
Consumer expectations for connected-vehicle technology are being shaped by nonautomotive devices such as smartphones and tablets, according to a new study.... Read More »


Germany's Continental develops navigation system for PSA in China

May 28, 2013 14:15 CET
German supplier Continental has developed a multimedia navigation system for PSA vehicles in China.... Read More »


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