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September 6, 2009

A Traffic-Enabled GPS Can Save You An Average of 4 Days of Driving Per Year

A Traffic-Enabled GPS Can Save You An Average of 4 Days of Driving Per Year

That's the claim being made by a recent Navteq-sponsored study in which the company analyzed the driving data from drivers without any GPS, drivers with non-traffic enabled GPS, and drivers with real-time traffic information.

The results? Drivers with real-time traffic equipped GPS spent an average of 18% less time getting to their destination (which works out to roughly 4 days per year of saved driving time).

The study also concluded that drivers with traffic-enabled GPS devices drove shorter distances, decreasing CO2 emissions an average of .79 metric tons (21% less CO2 than drivers without a GPS).

 

September 3, 2009

Garmin Announces nuvi 1690 Internet-Connected GPS

Garmin nuvi 1690

Garmin today formally announced the much rumoured nuvi 1690. The company's first Internet-connected GPS, the nuvi 1690's built-in wireless will provide Google local search, traffic, weather, fuel prices, movie listings, flight status, local events, white page telephone listings and Ciao!, Garmin's new location-based social networking system that connects multiple networks into a single portal for Garmin users.

Read on for all the details and pricing information.

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