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MC242 Motorcycle Tracking Unit

01/04/2008, After the slew of Garmin releases yesterday, hopefully motorcyclists won’t feel too left out where GPS navigation systems are concerned. The MC242 Motorcycle Tracking Unit answers the clarion call for lost and confounded motorcyclists worldwide,...

Garmin nuvi 880 ups the ante

01/03/2008, [CES 2008] Garmin really knows how to make you drool, announcing the nuvi 880 that occupies top spot where portable navigation devices are concerned. Some of the features include advance speech recognition, dynamic MSN Direct content, a 4.3″ color...

Garmin nuvi 780 makes a splash

01/03/2008, [CES 2008] More Garmin stuff – this time, it is the nuvi 780 that will grab the headlines. The nuvi 780 holds the distinction of being the newest and most powerful device in the series, and will be on display at CES 2008. The nuvi 780 uses the...

Nissan mini-van with integrated micro-wave oven

12/21/2007, This is just a concept at the moment, but Nissan has been playing with the idea of embedding a micro-wave oven into this minivan, in case someone wants a quick snack. I’m not a big fan of mini-vans, but my friend Samuel Cake does, and I’m sure...

Car Cam Voyager

12/17/2007, Ever wished you had a camera to record down whatever happens on the road? I know I have experienced that feeling each time I get involved in a fender bender, hoping that a video recording will be able to convince the police and transport authorities that...

Nissan Fuga gets driver aid technology

12/16/2007, The Fuga car will be the first vehicle in the world to boast Distance Control Assist and navigation-enabled Intelligent Cruise Control systems. The fformer will determine the following distance of the driver’s vehicle and the relative speed of both...

Panasonic rearview monitor system

12/13/2007, Panasonic is first off the blocks to sell a rearview monitor system that comprises of a camera and a monitor. This means the driver does not need to pick up a car navigation system to go along with this rearview camera system. Specifically developed to...

First solar-powered bus in the world

12/13/2007, Australia will play host to the first solar-powered electric bus in the world, with Tindo leading the charge in Adelaide, Australia. 100% powered by solar energy thanks to a BP Solar-sourced photovoltaic station, this green ride can ferry up to 42...

Mercedez system warns sleepy drivers

12/12/2007, Since sleeping is a biological need and not willpower, getting enough rest before a long road trip is imperative. Mercedes-Benz however aims to reduce driver error in as many ways possible with its new warning system that is capable of recognizing...

Traffic camera issue tickets to anything that moves

12/12/2007, That is happening in Capitola, California. It seems that the motion-sensing mechanism was a little too sensitive in a particular camera, located at a street corner. It has been taking pictures (and sending tickets) of cars that were moving just a little,...

Jeep GPS RT300 device

12/09/2007, Isn’t Jeep suppose to, you know, stick to making jeeps? I am sorely mistaken however with the company planning to roll out the Jeep GPS RT300 navigation system that shares the same qualities as a Jeep vehicle, including durability, reliability,...

Portable Car Media Player

12/09/2007, If you aren’t rocking to MP3 tunes in your car, now is the time to do so. The Portable Car Media Player from Chinavasion is powered by your vehicle’s lighter jack, with its bottom part made of anti-shake adhesive surface, letting it stick to...

Solar-powered wheelchair a first

12/09/2007, A research team from Southern Taiwan University of Technology has successfully rolled out (no pun intended) the first solar powered wheelchair in the world. It will retail for less than current manual and electrical models, while another added advantage...

Navi2Go: 3D image navigation on Windows Mobile phones

12/07/2007, [Always On Venture Summit] I met with Isaac Levanon, CEO of 3DVU, and he showed me the Navi2Go technology. It is a 3D navigation software available now in the UK for Windows Mobile devices. It will launch in the U.S in Q2 2008, and Navi2Go will be...