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Android app warns drivers of blocked roads ahead

A new app for the Android platform from TomTom warns of traffic jams and delays on the road ahead to prepare drivers for the unexpected. In an effort to better inform drivers of what lies ahead and thereby avoid any …

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Concern over insurance disputes with driverless cars

SmartWitness survey shows the level of concern held by motorists on the dispute process over insurance claims involving autonomous vehicles. A survey undertaken by in-vehicle surveillance company, SmartWitness, has been gauging the public reaction to the advent of driverless cars …

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Smartphone dock with voice recognition and gesture control

A dashboard mounting for smartphones and accompanying app aims to reduce distracted driving by enabling voice activation and gesture control capabilities. Logitech has introduced the Logi ZeroTouch Air Vent and Logi ZeroTouch Dashboard smart car mounts for Android smartphones that …

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Motorcycle navigation systems with TPMS

New features are included on the Garmin Zumo navigator models for motorcyclists including trip recording, links to cameras and tyre pressure monitoring. Garmin has released the new zumo 395LM and zumo 595LM motorcycle navigators. The rugged, weatherproof models offer Garmin …

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Time lapse and low light modes feature on new dash cams

Thinkware is attending the CES event with its new dash cam range which features improved security for parked vehicles and a number of ADAS features. Korean in-vehicle surveillance specialist, Thinkware is attending the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016 this week …

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Driver alerts built into aftermarket navigator

The Garmin Drive series of portable navigation devices now feature a range of driver alerts to improve safety on the roads. Garmin’s Drive, DriveSmart, DriveAssist and DriveLuxe models of the popular aftermarket portable navigation devices now feature additional functions to …

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Traffic information services built into latest BMW models

BMW has taken the Traffic Information Service from TomTom to build into the Connected Drive package for additional countries. BMW is offering its vehicle owners the latest traffic information services in Russia, New Zealand and Australia from TomTom as part …

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Award success for haptic feedback infotainment system

Bosch receives CES recognition for its haptic feedback touch screen system for use in infotainment with minimal driver distraction. A touch screen with haptic feedback developed by Bosch was honoured with the “CES 2016 Innovation Award” in the “In-Vehicle Audio/ …

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Baby monitor displays on GPS navigator

Garmin has integrated a baby monitor with its navigator products to allow drivers to monitor rear seat activity on the GPS navigator screen. Garmin has released babyCam, the first in-vehicle video monitor that functions wirelessly with a compatible Garmin GPS …

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Virtual Skoda available to young back seat drivers

Infotainment connectivity on the latest Skoda range enables children to take backseat control of a virtual copy of the car and learn the rules of the road. Vehicle connectivity is being put to entertaining and educational use in the latest …

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