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Garmin's New GPS Tracks Up To 20 Dogs

Garmin’s GPS dog tracking system has some new features that take puppy wrangling to an extreme. For example, the new Astro 430 — a GPS and Glonass dog tracking handheld that can track up to 20 dogs at a range of up to seven kilometres, and is capable of updating their location every 2.5 seconds.


The Future Of Cars: Software Is The Secret To Smarter, Safer Roads

We’ve been driving cars on roads for over a century now, since the Ford Model T opened up travel to the middle class. But as we move well into the 21st century, we’ve mastered the art of our cars communicating with their drivers. Now, it’s more about the cars on our roads talking to each other, and using the internet, big data and software tools to overhaul the efficiency of driving through cities.


Volkswagen's Nav Systems Now Secretly Plan Detours When Traffic Snarls Your Daily Route

The ideal navigation system automatically knows where you want to go, and the fastest route to get you there, with minimal button pushing. And with a new feature called Regular Routes that memorises your most-driven destinations, Volkswagen’s nav units move one step closer to that dream.


Garmin Rino 650t Review: A GPS Navigator And Radio In One

The ultimate way to stay in contact with your friends while in the wilderness? This Garmin Rino 650T allows you to track each other’s positions and communicate by voice or text, outside mobile service. It’s a GPS tracker and trail guide that also lets you talk with your friends over 5km away.


Uber's Using Smartphone Sensors To Check That Its Drivers Don't Speed

If you get an Uber and your driver speeds, it isn’t your word against theirs if you want to complain. That’s because Uber has announced that it’s started to use gyrometer and GPS data to keep an eye on the behaviour of its drivers.


Goodbye Chest Straps, Garmin's Fenix 3 Multisport GPS Watch Gains A Heart Rate Monitor

If swimming, surfing, biking, running and hiking sound like the average weekend for you, Garmin’s fēnix 3 is the multisport GPS watch that just might sell you on the merits of wearing a smartwatch — especially now that there’s a version with a heart rate monitor built-in.


Garmin's New Sat Navs Can Spot Hazards On The Road Before You Do

Distracted driving was a problem even before we all had smartphones buzzing in our pockets. But it’s an even bigger issue now, and one that Garmin wants to help solve with its new Drive line of sat navs that include improved driver awareness features alerting you to possible concerns on the road ahead.


Magellan's New Aftermarket Dash Cams Can See All The Way Around Your Vehicle

Many luxury vehicles offer a 360-degree view around your car on the dashboard which makes squeezing into tight parking spots much easier. Magellan now offers the same omnipotent vision to your junky ride with a new GPS nav unit that can connect to cameras mounted all around a vehicle.


The Project To Monitor Bridges And Infrastructure From Space Is Growing 

A few months ago, the European Space Agency and the University of Nottingham described a new project that would use satellites to monitor ageing, at-risk piece of infrastructure was at a given moment, right down to the centimetre. Now, more countries want in.


Your GPS Probably Overestimates Distance

Ever thought your GPS system said you’d gone further than you expected? A new study dives into the statistics behind the satellite-based positioning service — and finds that overestimates in distance are inevitable based on the way measurements are currently made.


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