Articles tagged “navigation”

3 New England States Partner With Waze for Travel Info System

3 New England States Partner With Waze for Travel Info System

Associated Press

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 years ago

Apple Maps Finally Disables Driving Directions to Fairbanks Airport

Mark Thiessen, Associated Press

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.

6 years ago

Apple Continues Startup Buying Binge and Acquires Embark for Maps

Apple Continues Startup Buying Binge and Acquires Embark for Maps

Adam Satariano, Bloomberg

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.

6 years ago

Google Maps Integration Leaves Out Waze’s Speed Trap Alerts

Google Maps Integration Leaves Out Waze’s Speed Trap Alerts

Dennis Schaal , Skift

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.

6 years ago

Portable GPS units enlist social media to compete with smartphone navigation

Portable GPS units enlist social media to compete with smartphone navigation

Rich Jaroslovsky, Bloomberg

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

6 years ago

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

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

Brett Zongker, Associated Press

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.

6 years ago

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.

7 years ago

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.

7 years ago

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.

7 years ago

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

Severin Carrell, The Guardian

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.

7 years ago