This week Toyota launched its third-generation Yaris/Echo and despite maxing out at around AU$21K (before on-road costs), it can claim to be the first car in its class to come with sat nav standard on some models.
Suna, today, launched its traffic messaging service for Sydney and Brisbane motorists, which has been available to Melbournians since late 2007.
We take a look behind the scenes to see how Suna gathers traffic info and broadcasts it to your GPS device.
GPS navigators routing around traffic is common in Europe and North America and, finally, it's going to hit the big time in Australia too.
In Q3 2010, Suna will launch an upgraded traffic messaging service for capital cities across Australia incorporating data from potentially thousands of live probe vehicles. We spoke to Intelematics CEO Adam Game about what's in store.
It's Christmas and the season for giving, whether it be to loved ones or oneself. We check out what deals GPS makers are willing to make to separate us from our cash.
Thanks largely to the large 4.7-inch screen, good looks and demotion of swipe to scroll, the MY50T is a serious contender. Now, if only the Bluetooth was for hands-free communication...
Typical price: $399.00
Traffic messaging for sat nav devices is now available for residents along Australia's eastern seaboard. But what is it? What does it do? Which devices have it? And is it any good?
TomTom has whipped the covers off three new portable GPS devices — the One, XL and Go 930 — as well as announcing the availability of traffic messaging by the end of July.
Two upcoming products, the Nokia 6210 Navigator and Navteq's Discover Cities, have got us wondering whether 2008 will be the year when on-foot satellite navigation finally comes of age.