The navigation system we're taking a look at today comes with the 2009 Volvo XC. This video's a little on the long side, but not only does it run down the features of the car's navigation system, you also get to hear about its blindspot information systems (get your safety on!), bluetooth connectivity, and voice-activated help. This video also gives a first-hand view of how the car drives as the vehicle is pioneered throughout the city of San Francisco (what beautiful views...)
Hi! Here we go with the third episode in this Car Tech blog regarding current car navigation systems. The web video you are about to see details the many features of the 2009 Dodge Challenger - most notably its super-cool MyGig Navigation System.
At the 1:29 mark, this video gives a rundown of the MyGig Navigation System works and its many features. There are individual buttons for its many main menus, and it also works via voice activation as well. It can give a driver turn-by-turn directions on how to get to one destination to the next, and USB … Read more
I was just talking to my brother in New Jersey about how I was focusing my Car Tech blog on web videos featuring emerging car navigation technology. He asks me, "Well, what's available and/or new for Acura?" (incidentally, this is the type of car he drives to and from Rutgers 40 minutes each way). I decided to search for videos dealing with car navigation systems for Acuras, and sure enough I found a clip featuring the Acura TSX in-dash Navigation system.
The Acura TSX is one of Acura's newer luxury sports sedan models. While the … Read more
Last week I hinted that I would make my following week's blogging theme about navigation systems, partially inspired by the kickass navigation system installed in the 2009 Mini Cooper (or should I say Cooper Mini to annoy all you car snobs out there). True to my word, here we go with this week's Car Tech look at the modern miracle for lost drivers everywhere, the car navigation system.
To kick things off, I found a video from Al & Ed's Auto Sound produced last fall about a portable hybrid navigation system produced by Pioneer Mobile, the AVIC-F500BT. … Read more
It's no longer news to find a GPS navigation system selling for less than $100. But to find one with some killer bells and whistles? That's my kind of news.
And here it is: Newegg has the Navigon 2100 Max GPS with free lifetime traffic updates for $89.99 shipped. How good is this deal? The list price is $250.
Admittedly, this is a recertified unit, and for some reason there's no warranty information on Newegg's product page. I'd assume you get a 90-day guarantee, and I have no problem with that. A GPS has … Read more
AccuWeather may be teaming up with Mercedes to develop a next-generation navigation system, according to a source within the Pennsylvania-based weather forecasting company.
More than delivering just weather temperatures and forecasts, the partnership will integrate real-time weather information into the navigation system to inform drivers of potentially dangerous driving weather.
When a driver programs a route, the navigation system will use weather overlays provided by AccuWeather to predict encounters with rain, snow, or extreme conditions. The information should help drivers be more prepared for bad weather and improve safety.