Articles tagged “navigation”

Tourism

3 New England States Partner With Waze for Travel Info System

Waze and other navigation apps are likely making the efforts by these three states less relevant but the idea for a joint travel-information system is still spot-on for travelers who may not be app-savvy.

3 New England States Partner With Waze for Travel Info System

Airlines

Apple Maps Finally Disables Driving Directions to Fairbanks Airport

The airport didn't send Apple a cease and desist letter, but its legal department contacted Apple to disable driving directions to the airport before some hapless app-les motorist ended up on a runway.

Online Travel

Apple Continues Startup Buying Binge and Acquires Embark for Maps

Apple continues to acquire talent and software to get Maps right after its disastrous debut. If you are a startup with a navigation or transit app, you are in a good location right now.

Apple Continues Startup Buying Binge and Acquires Embark for Maps

Online Travel

Google Maps Integration Leaves Out Waze’s Speed Trap Alerts

Google is all grown up now and won't take chances on integrating Waze's reports about police speed traps into Google Maps. That takes some of the life and authenticity out of the Waze community.

Google Maps Integration Leaves Out Waze’s Speed Trap Alerts

Online Travel

Portable GPS units enlist social media to compete with smartphone navigation

Will drivers want to purchase portable GPS units when they already have navigation apps on their smartphones? Doubt it.

Portable GPS units enlist social media to compete with smartphone navigation

Airlines

Smithsonian’s new exhibit explores three centuries of travel navigation innovations

Looking back on how much travel has changed in just 100 years is a humble reminder of how temporary the current state of our industry is and how much room for innovation still remains.

Smithsonian’s new exhibit explores three centuries of travel navigation innovations

Online Travel

TomTom mobile app with offline navigation debuts on limited Android devices

Google Maps will work well enough for most city dwellers whom will be able to save money and storage space without the download, while owners of many popular Samsung Galaxy devices aren't even given the choice.

Online Travel

TomTom’s navigation app comes to Android this October

TomTom offers offline navigation among other features, but it's not likely that will entice many Android users to pay for the $49.99 app while Google's mobile mapping service is available for free.

Online Travel

TomTom iPhone app adds Foursquare integration

In the transition from dashboard unit to mobile app, TomTom is taking advantage of access to new features like social apps, while maintaining product identity through design, and it's also creating hands-free kits.

Online Travel

16 climbers relied on smartphone apps to hike through Scottish hills… and got lost

In this travel app let down, mobile supporters can focus on the fact that the climbers used their smartphones to call for help, while cartographers have a new anecdote for why maps are still relevant.