July 15th, 2006
Saab dealerships in Europe now offer the Garmin Nuvi 300 satellite navigation unit (GPS)directly from the dealer’s showroom. Nuvi’s versatility as a GPS navigator, personal travel assistant, and digital entertainment system, makes it the perfect GPS for a saab. Garmin Nuvi includes a large, preloaded points of interest database that makes it easy for users to find and route to their destination. Custom points of interest may also be loaded on the unit. With the optional TMC traffic receiver, Nuvi can also notify drivers of traffic and will automatically suggest and calculate alternative routes around any queues. The Garmn GPS Nuvi is equipped with a new high-sensitivity, SiRFstarIII GPS receiver, which acquires a GPS signal quickly and is capable of maintaining a signal in heavy foliage or “urban canyons” created by skyscrapers. Read More about Saab and Garmin deal.
July 14th, 2006
Richard Dalton Jr of Newsday.com states that “with gas prices surpassing $3 a gallon, a GPS navigation system that prevents you from getting lost on vacation may be more valuable than ever. GPS systems — are falling in price though in the same piece he claims that every GPS system he reviewed had him take the busy route through Manhattan — instead of Staten Island — to get to southern New Jersey, what a drag. Dalton reviews six new GPS products: the CoPilot from ALK Technologies, the Destinator, Mobile Crossing’s WayPoint, the Magellan RoadMate 3000T, the Garmin StreetPilot i3 and Microsoft Streets & Trips 2006. Read More at Newsday.
July 13th, 2006
Lance Ulanoff of PC Magazine discusses how Paris Via GPS is more navigable, even on foot, with today’s technology eventhough he made a conscious decision to leave his laptop behind, he chose to take the Garmin GPS Nuvi 350 , a portable global positioning system (GPS) with him to Paris. “Following the Nuvi’s directions in a walking city like Paris isn’t always easy. The device is designed for in-car navigation and has no walking mode. This means that while you can walk up a one-way street in the wrong direction, the Garmin Nuvi will try to take you the long way around it.” Read more.
July 3rd, 2006
“Imagine Google Earth and an improved Block Views and you’ve got something pretty compelling — a link-ripe “virtual city” that would overlay whatever real city you happen to be in. For instance, select a nearby hotel and your phone will use GPS technology and a built-in compass to guide you there like GPS Google Earth. Google has made it easier for developers to tinker with Google Earth. The Net is exploding with wonders and is increasingly good at offering local information.Broadband services for cellphones, PDAs and host of other objects could help free the Net’s advanced functions, and location-based services like GeoVector’s could help merge them with the street-level real world: Point a “location-aware” device with a GPS receiver and a compass at an object, and all sorts of things become possible, beyond navigation and concierge-style services.” Google Earth GPS is changing the world!
Source:The WallStreet Journal