Government plans digital Traffic Regulation Orders

The Roads Minister Guy Opperman has announced plans to make all Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) digital. The measures such as temporary speed limits or road closures have, until now, not automatically updated on digital systems, meaning they are sometimes missing from satnav systems. The Government will now mandate that valuable data, such as the location […]

TomTom works with Microsoft to bring Generative AI into the vehicle

Location and navigation company TomTom has announced it’s working with Microsoft to “bring the benefits of generative artificial intelligence to the global automotive industry”. It says that by leveraging Microsoft’s advancements in AI, TomTom has developed a fully integrated, AI-powered conversational automotive assistant that enables more sophisticated voice interaction with infotainment, location search, and vehicle […]

Waze in-built into car for first time

The Google-owned crowd-sourced navigation app Waze is being added automatically to cars with Google built-in. The new in-built app is rolled out on selected Renault vehicles, with drivers having all Waze real-time routing, navigation and alerts, plus settings, preferences and saved places, built into their car display. “As more drivers engage with in-car platforms, Waze […]

Frequently using sat nav is “bad for your brain”

Relying on GPS and turning off our own internal navigation systems may actually damage the brain and inhibit memory overall, according to a study by neurological researchers. The website BestLife reports a study published in the journal Scientific Reports looked at 50 drivers, and that those who used GPS more often had worse spatial memory — the […]

JLR, what3words and HERE team up on new nav solution

Jaguar Land Rover is offering customers accurate and precise navigation even in the most remote locations, by becoming the first automotive manufacturer to integrate what3words global location technology into vehicles already on the road through a software-over-the-air update. what3words has divided the globe into a grid of 3m x 3m squares, and given each one a unique combination of […]

HERE adds new partners for its free WeGo navigation solution

The location data and technology platform HERE Technologies has announced new partners for its free mobile navigation application, HERE WeGo. It says with additional options beyond pure navigation from A to B, HERE WeGo will offer a comprehensive end-to-end journey experience for people on the go. It says new options being added this quarter include […]

Google optimising maps for right hand drive cars

Those of us who drive on the left now have the ability to use Google Maps in-car a little bit easier, after the company changed things to place the navigation bar on the right hand side of the screen. It says users across the world using Android Auto in their vehicles will now see the […]

Swedish company cracks underground GPS solution

South of Stockholm, the new Haninge Bus Terminal has been equipped with technology enabling full seamless continuity of GPS-based monitoring underground. The GNSS company Syntony says a GPS signal will no longer be lost when the buses enter the new terminal thanks to its installation of RF Coverage AB deployed SubWAVE Continuous technology in the […]

Free TomTom navigation app now on Android Auto

Location technology company TomTom is making its free AmiGO navigation service available on Android Auto. The company explains that this means that drivers with an Android device are now able to interact with TomTom AmiGO on their vehicle’s (Android Auto-compatible) infotainment screen. Users report and share incident details, receive routing and guidance, and real-time warnings […]

Parkopedia producing indoor mapping services for navigation

Parking information company Parkopedia has is launching indoor mapping technology for in-vehicle navigation use. The maps are based on high-definition 3D models of indoor parking facilities, where GPS signal is typically restricted. The company says it’s developed the maps because indoor parking facilities currently present many challenges for drivers. These include navigation system blackouts, finding […]

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