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How not to pay for a transportation system

The Washington Post’s lead editorial today is “ Mr. Lahood’s Good Idea ” — a followup to last week’s news that Transportation Secretary Lahood ... car — would be among the least attractive options, it seems to me.  It’s also par for the Post ... : Most proposals require a GPS-like “mileage-counter” to be installed in vehicles. When drivers stop [more...]

Date: 2009-02-23 22:20:39

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Preview: Stilgherrian Live Road Trip to Yass

Tomorrow, Nick Hodge is driving ’Pong and me to Canberra for Thursday’s Politics & Technology Forum . But we’re taking a detour to Yass ... all on one page! Maybe even see our current location on a map, thanks to GPS! So, what’s happening ... from a moving car using Telstra’s Next G network — which, yes, they provide for free — and a way [more...]

Date: 2009-02-24 07:39:26


Review: Need for Speed Undercover

The good Plenty of cop chases Instantly join races with press of a button Isn't long before you're driving a cool car The bad Lots of quirks and nagging gameplay issues Emulates Most Wanted, but doesn't necessarily improve upon it Story isn't much to get excited about Frame rate isn't great [more...]

Date: 2009-02-23 01:31:01


Pretty much

A Montana cowboy was overseeing his herd in a remote mountainous pasture when suddenly a brand-new BMW advanced out of a dust cloud towards him ... not?' The yuppie parks his car, whips out his Dell notebook computer, Connects it to his Cingular RAZR V3 cell phone , and surfs to a NASA Page on the Internet, where he calls up a GPS [more...]

Date: 2009-02-24 14:27:00


Ten to tackle - Weekly F1 Quizz Number 4

It is Monday again and time for a little F1 quiz. This week all the questions are about F1 races that are no longer on the F1 calendar ... Williams car win it ? 6 7 8 9 How many times was Austrian GP won by Austrian driver ... . Once however there were 3 F1 GPs in the US in one year, although none of them was called US GP [more...]

Date: 2009-02-23 05:24:24


Awesomely Awesome: The Great Blogger Escape

Awesomely Awesome. How else could I possibly describe this past weekend spent in O-Town (that’s Orlando to all you non-Floridians) ... on the interstate and were promptly greeted by what appeared to be a head on collision and one car on fire. YIKES. A couple miles later, traffic begins to slow and we eventually see a car tipped over on it’ [more...]

Date: 2008-10-29 14:45:18


Disappointment in the Future

This seems worth posting around now... As I've previously observed, futuristic visions are produced as entertainment, sold today and consumed today. A TV station interviewing an economic or diplomatic pundit doesn't bother to show what that pundit predicted three years ago and how the predictions turned out. Why would they? [more...]

Date: 2008-12-01 07:17:13


Second Opinion: Readers solve the mystery of reducing crash deaths

In a bold new project, Canadian health-innovation researcher Neil Seeman solicits your ideas for tackling Canada's health care crisis ... at me, she jerked her car forward. It was Valentine’s Day. Maybe the flowers didn’t come. Or maybe ... recent studies show that fatal car accidents in the US fell significantly in 2008. As noted [more...]

Date: 2009-02-23 10:27:00


Brakes applied to mileage tax

Calm down commuters and other folks who spend a lot of time on the road. Uncle Sam is not going to start taxing you based on how many miles you log ... . With a vehicle miles traveled, or VMT, tax program, GPS units would allow the government to keep track of how much each car is driven and where. Whoa there, Big Brother. If you think teenagers are [more...]

Date: 2009-02-23 18:46:32


Dude, where’s my flying car?

Recently a friend returned from visit to farm in Queensland and sat with his cousin in the cab of a GPS-driven tractor plowing the endless fields Down Under. Operator intervention was still required to turn it around when it reached the end of a furrow. But Case says really driverless farm vehicles are just around the corner. Recently [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 21:53:42


DrumBeat: October 11, 2008

GPS could save airlines billions in fuel costs CHICAGO - A World War II-era air traffic network that often forces planes to take longer, ... billion plan would replace the current radar system with the kind of GPS technology that has become ... have saved more than $5 billion in fuel this year alone. break Falling gas prices may lure travelers [more...]

Date: 2008-10-11 13:14:59


Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski (DEM) to pursue mileage tax

A year ago, the Oregon Department of Transportation announced it had demonstrated that a new way to pay for roads — via a mileage tax and satellite ... , and that this information would somehow be stored by the government. A GPS-based system kept track of the in-state ... .  Do we want the government knowing how many miles our car is driven and maybe [more...]

Date: 2008-12-30 09:49:07


Scarab: A Human Transporter for the Tomb(orrow)

Lara Croft is a damn fine tomb raider and a great shot with those big guns, but it looks like she missed one — the Scarab ... that require transponders embedded in the road to guide it along. In addition to radar and GPS ... , but we're not sure how the idea of a city-managed vehicle fleet might fly. There's no denying [more...]

Date: 2008-12-03 01:10:44


Hertz Moves to Dominate Car-Sharing Market

Following in the footsteps of U-Haul and Enterprise, Hertz rental cars is rolling out its car-sharing program in December, starting with New York, ... to best competitors, the company will also provide GPS, iPod connectivity, and generally lower rates — ... for auto emissions (130 grams per kilometer). Though starting out in just three cities, Hertz [more...]

Date: 2008-12-09 13:00:58


The GPS as dashboard snitch

In their cocoons of leather upholstery, soothing high-tech sound systems, and automatically activated personal seat settings, ... ., man suspected of robbery was tracked by police detectives who planted a GPS unit in his car ... drivers have come to regard their car interiors as mobile extensions of the homes [more...]

Date: 2008-12-09 21:40:46


New Bushnell BackTrack GPS

Bushnell have announced an ultra-compact GPS device called the BackTrack. It is designed to find your way back to your car/home/hotel/camp site. ... . When it come to GPS systems I consider myself an expert. Never trust GPS with your life, and never rely on small GPS units, especially when in a car, indoors, under a tree or even under clouds! [more...]

Date: 2008-11-27 07:00:19


HTC Launches An All New Touch Cruise With ‘Footprint’ GPS Tagging

HTC refreshed their Touch Cruise handset today by adding a bevy of features, which includes a variety of connectivity options ( ... Cruise is something the company is calling Footprints.  Utilizing GPS and A-GPS, travelers ... .  All of this gets wrapped in a ‘Polaroid’ like skin.HTC has also produced a ‘car specific’ cradle, which [more...]

Date: 2009-01-22 20:38:56


Into the Woods

Recently, I had an assignment from Kerrang Magazine to shoot Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe recording in the studio. Sounds simple enough, right? ... SB-800 strobes, Pocket Wizard and Radiopopper wireless systems, two shoot-through umbrellas ... the situation changes. After returning the rental car from my shoot with Madina Lake the day before [more...]

Date: 2008-11-17 02:43:22


Keeping drunks dry through technocorrections?

One of the criminal justice trends I've failed to track as closely on Grits as the subject probably merits is the rise of so-called technocorrections, ... successful technocorrections monitoring solutions so far have arguably been GPS tracking (usually ... into a breathalyzer before their car will start.The latest technocorrections innovation combines the [more...]

Date: 2008-11-19 13:32:00


Blu-ray Review: Wanted

Wanted is fun as an action feature, but beyond that it doesn’t offer much more in terms of cerebral entertainment. However, I don’t think Russian helmer Timur Bekmambetov was really shooting for anything more than an effects driven film and in those terms he succeeds with a moderate amount of the absurd tossed in for good measure [more...]

Date: 2008-12-02 03:16:54


National Post editorial board: GM's lost decade

Canadians have done the math on General Motors' latest bailout request from Ottawa and the Ontario government, and they don't like it much ... to recognize that new auto sales often are discretionary: How many buyers ever really purchase a new car to replace one that has reached the absolute end of its life? The majority of new car purchases [more...]

Date: 2009-02-23 13:49:37


#851 Your family car growing up

Jump to CommentsHanging out with friends late, late, late the other night, dim music on in the background, splayed haphazardly on a fat, ... wouldn’t roll down all the way, and there were no DVD players entertaining you, no GPS voices guiding ... stained from that time somebody sat on a banana.So — what was your car? Was it a 1969 Dodge Dart [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 04:01:05


This Week: Governors' Giddy Good Sign

By The Greek - Economy & Markets : Visit the front pages of Wall Street Greek and Market Moving News to see our current coverage of economic reports and financial markets. Financial markets received a desperately needed injection of hopeful news this past weekend, one bit of which originated from here at home and another born abroad [more...]

Date: 2009-02-23 22:30:00


Lifestyle - Bright Green Business Idea: Organic, Delicious, Sustainable Food on Wheels

This is one of those ideas that is so good, I wish I’d thought of it myself. And I hope it spreads cross-country ... come to them. They can be located via GPS. Menus are local, sustainable, organic and sassy ... in places where clusters of people are dispersed and not everyone has a car. Places like our future [more...]

Date: 2008-11-17 12:00:00


Science And Technology Used To Track Simon Cowell’s Every Dull Movement

The only reason, and we do mean the only reason, we’d ever be seen following Simon Cowell all over town is if we’d gotten reliable word that there’s ... is a girl-Bugs Bunny. Not everybody is so stealthy - like the paparazzo who stuck a tracking device ... we do - interesting enough to actually plant a bug on Simon Cowell’s car. They also bugged Randy [more...]

Date: 2008-12-03 15:00:25


Red Mike Goes to the Movies +Spoilers+

Today I went to the video rental store (First Run Video, in the Walker House on Main Street, Colebrook). I walked to the Horror section, closed my eyes, spun around, reached out and touched ... UNEARTHED. ("The wrath of 900 years is about to awake.") This is apparently part of the After Dark HorrorFest 8 Films to Die For series [more...]

Date: 2008-10-19 01:24:44


More lessons

As much as I'd like to think I've learned everything I need to in this life, I know that isn't the case. Because I keep getting schooled ... and you think it's the safest place on Earth, people are still going to come steal your GPS right out of your car. I had to learn this the hard way when I went out to my car Sunday morning and found [more...]

Date: 2009-02-24 15:32:00


BMW fans: Trapster App available for iPhone

Let me start by first saying I, we, do NOT condone speeding, but I have to acknowledge that most of us still speed from time to time, ... phones. The system uses the phone’s GPS capabilities and the Internet to instantly alert other users ...   on navigation devices like Garmin, TomTom, and Dash Express and other cell phones, including Blackberry [more...]

Date: 2008-10-10 19:11:42


Ford, Lincoln Models Get Active Anti-Collision Technology Option [Car Safety]

The headline of the press release starts with "FORD’S LATEST SAFETY BRAKETHROUGH"... groan. Bad puns aside, the newly minted active safety system available on select new Fords this year does a couple of things. First, it uses a forward-looking radar system to anticipate emergency situations and react appropriately with audio prompts and the [more...]

Date: 2008-10-06 21:20:00


Rental Round-Up: Losses, Crashes and a Freebie

While the Big Three groan, here's what's hurting the rental-car industry this week besides the humiliating PT Cruiser: The economy, stupid ... one vehicle: A Long Island man rented a car while drunk to avoid the anti-DWI device installed in his own car, then -- duh -- crashed the car. Turns out that GPS can't steer you around everything [more...]

Date: 2009-02-19 17:02:52


Robotrains take by NY’s Brooklyn-Manhattan line under careful watch of human conductor overlords

whether you ride the L train within Brooklyn and Manhattan at odd hours of the day, get ready for a little more automation in your lifestyle ... electronic gadget ipod car technology training bluetooth keyboard solar systems mobile phone ... plasma television plasma screen tv\\\’s gps software motorola mobile phone solutions com [more...]

Date: 2009-02-24 07:26:00


ALL NEW HTC TOUCH CRUISE WITH HTC FOOTPRINTS™ HELPS CAPTURE AND RELIVE LIFE’S JOURNEYS

.fullpost{display:inline;} Compact and Sophisticated Design Delivers an Advanced Location-Based Experience That Changes How People View Their ... in mobile phone innovation and design, today announced its latest personal navigation handset with inbuilt ... for future reference and navigation.“Just as we have seen GPS technology transform how people [more...]

Date: 2009-01-22 20:38:00


Of course I did.

A couple of weeks ago, on my way home from work, I called my dad to talk to him about the Valentine’s Day present Phil got me, the GPS, ... bummed out, so I asked her what was up, and it turned out that she had thrown her car keys into a trash ... ? Who throws their car keys into a trash can on purpose?) and the cans had already been taken [more...]

Date: 2009-02-23 17:34:08


Yep, it’s true. We should have some interesting takes on the Indie/Entravision station’s death soon ... the station’s ratings. 4 In November 2008, Escalante stated he was giving up the morning show ... in purchasing my patented “solder-and-build-it-yourself iPod/GPS online streaming patch kit” so that you may [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 19:41:55


Dash Charts a New Course, Cuts 50 Jobs

The credit crunch and the subsequent economic slowdown has everyone — from large corporations to individuals — reassessing their fiscal future, ... comes from Dash Navigation, whose platform marries Web 2.0 services with a GPS-based navigation system ... expensive, and in the spring, the company cut prices by 33 percent to $399. I suspect even [more...]

Date: 2008-11-03 17:37:04


Navman F15 In-Car GPS

The Navman F15 In-Car GPS system which is exclusively sold at Radio Shack is an excellent value. It has numerous features to choose from ... it on your windshield with the mount provided. Many consumers have found the Navman F15 to be easy ... Rico) Works straight out of the box SiRFInstantFixII™ for 5 times faster GPS fixes Preloaded Points [more...]

Date: 2008-11-21 10:12:52


Scholarship helps PSU become hub of bike/ped research

Metro Councilor Rex Burkholder and his partner Lydia Rich have established a scholarship to promote bike/ped research. ( ... place if the rest continues to sprawl and be car dependent, right?” One PSU researcher, Jennifer Dill, has already made headlines for her pioneering work on using GPS to analyze route choices made [more...]

Date: 2008-11-10 19:36:22


5 Astounding Advances in the Science of Getting Drunk

Listen: You can’t stop progress and, to be quite frank, you’re kind of a dick to even want to try. Progress is inevitable, it is unceasing, and for the most part, it is welcomed. But some things are just so awesome already, that it seems like nothing could fundamentally improve them [more...]

Date: 2008-11-26 12:52:01


West Seattle Crime Watch: Beware, if your GPS is still in your car

Out of the WSB inbox, from Hillary in Arbor Heights, who called the police to report the car break-ins and then sent this to share with you: ... s optimal not to leave anything in your car that even hints at a GPS system - even suction cups ... . We are at 42nd Ave SW and 100th (map). Our GPS units were stolen, some change, and a phone charger [more...]

Date: 2009-01-17 20:33:39


I dipped my “chips” in “tartare” sauce.

Travel day went off without a hitch; no lost bags, no long lines, no bullshit at all. Got to Heathrow at 7:45 a.m. on Sunday (London time) and then got a rent car and Rupert drove it and I was scared. It is disorienting for the first ... s a little GPS-mapping thingy that talks to you while you drive and tells you where to go. Rupert [more...]

Date: 2009-02-17 00:15:09


Review: Trackstick GPS Tracking System

Ever wonder where your kids go during the day? Or perhaps you're curious how many miles you travel, point to point, in a typical week? ... you're working? All of these questions can now be answered by devices called GPS tracking systems ... ' Trackstick II is one of the more interesting GPS tracking systems on the market and I was pleased [more...]

Date: 2009-01-05 15:10:51


iPhone Temperature

One of our readers, Yonathan, accidentally dropped his iPhone 3G into in the water, so he decided to dry up by putting it in a direct sunlight ... for long periods of time, such as GPS tracking in a car on a sunny day or listening to music while ... ° and 45° C (-4° to 113° F). Don’t leave iPhone 3G in your car, because temperatures in parked cars [more...]

Date: 2009-02-19 03:11:19


About Technology - Route finder

About Technology - The display is clear but accuracy can be a problem A satellite navigation system made specifically to assist ... . The unit is small and slim - much like other in-car GPS systems. But unlike other satnavs ... and more spontaneous.” The BB Nav grades car parks according to their level of accessibility and also [more...]

Date: 2009-02-23 15:00:30


Colouring your street directory green…

The boom in GPS-based navigation systems must have seen a diminution in sales of book-based street directories ... edited it a bit): New UBD drives greener car use With over 3 million registered vehicles across Queensland there is no doubt we’re a state of car lovers. However we are also becoming [more...]

Date: 2009-02-24 14:02:18


I'm Going To Miss Westminster Abbey - Radical Muslim Doctors Going Over Like Gangbusters In Britain

Nice to see that modernization is having the predicted ameliorating effect on radical Islam ... planned a campaign of "indiscriminate and wholesale murder" with a series of car bomb attacks across ... Muhammad Siddiq, president of the Islamic Medical Association, wrote to a magazine for GPs accusing [more...]

Date: 2008-10-28 16:25:20


Get lost?

Get lost? by Lilian ~ October 15th, 2008 Yesterday evening, I went to the Botanical Gardens with my hubby and children ... can be fixed with a GPS plus auto drive whereby I do not need to drive anymore. I merely let my car ... and is Google Earth Compatible, I won’t be losing my way so often. GPS Tracking will saves [more...]

Date: 2008-10-15 14:56:46


Gadget Review: Garmin 265T GPS

Over the years, technology has increased the pace of society by allowing us to do more in less time. Want to buy a book? ... in Nebraska? Turn on your handy Garmin 265T GPS, punch in the info, and drive a few hundred miles to the tune of “You missed the turn, moron. Recalculating.” Perhaps the GPS won’t put it in quite those [more...]

Date: 2008-11-21 05:40:03


The Verdier Concept Reinvents the VW Microbus

Canadian designer, Alexandre Verdier is giving the cult-classic VW Westfalia a complete eco-overhaul ... to that an integrated Sun Tracker solar panel roof hooked up to a GPS and an on board computer. These electronics ... , stranger trips. "The philosophy of this car is great," says Verdier. "It's a new way to use technology [more...]

Date: 2009-01-07 22:15:36


ZoomBak to close down UK service.

We’ve written about ZoomBak’s A-GPS based tracking service before and I’ve had a demo unit tracking my bag for the past few weeks. The service consists of a tiny £99 black box that gets it’s own location using A-GPS and reports it back to ZoomBak’s servers using Vodafone’s UK network. From there you can track your car, bike [more...]

Date: 2008-11-19 12:37:02


ZNF ‘Round The Web

Leaving comments across the blogosphere… Technology Predictions for 2009 TeleNav is already an excellent application on many handset platforms and ... will either introduce a new iPhone GPS, or more likely, will offer true GPS turn-by-turn software ... carriers. For a more “dedicated” experience, I have a feeling the continually delayed Garmin [more...]

Date: 2009-01-05 14:18:58



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