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Peugeot and Citroën cars to feature TomTom mapping services

Peugeot and Citroën cars to feature TomTom mapping services

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Peugeot and Citroën cars’ infotainment systems will feature TomTom maps and traffic services after PSA Peugeot Citroën agreed a deal with the navigation provider.  Drivers will have access to maps for more than 30 countries throughout Europe and... >>

TomTom and CoPilot combat London 2012 traffic congestion with map updates

TomTom and CoPilot combat London 2012 traffic congestion with map updates

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With London’s traffic likely to be thrown into chaos during the London 2012 Olympics, mapping specialists TomTom and CoPilot are updating their navigation providers to help users avoid congestion hot spots. TomTom has set aside a task force to continually... >>

Navigon iPhone app brings Google Street View into the mix

Navigon iPhone app brings Google Street View into the mix

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Navigon’s iOS app just got a little bit cooler, thanks to an update that sees Google’s Street View included in the mapping application. Navigon version 2.1 also enables users to block off sections of a map that you don’t wish to travel through,... >>

Amazon buys 3D mapping software, with next-gen Kindle Fire to benefit

Amazon buys 3D mapping software, with next-gen Kindle Fire to benefit

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Amazon has made moves into the navigation world after purchasing a new start-up company that specialises in 3D mapping. The acquisition of UpNext could signal Amazon’s intentions to load its next Kindle Fire device with native mapping navigation apps. ... >>

All Windows Phone 8 devices will have Nokia Drive, even Samsung and HTC handsets

All Windows Phone 8 devices will have Nokia Drive, even Samsung and HTC handsets

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We’ll soon be seeing Nokia’s mapping solution, Nokia Drive, appear on the likes of Samsung, HTC and Huawei devices, after the Finnish manufacturer announced that it would come preloaded on all Windows Phone 8 devices. It means Windows Phone 8 users... >>

Google Maps Android App will soon work offline too

Google Maps Android App will soon work offline too

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Android users will soon be able to use the Google Maps app even when no network or Wi-Fi signal is available. Users will need to download the area they wish to visit in advance from Google Maps. The bigger the area, the more storage is taken up on your... >>

TomTom prepares for Euro 2012 and London Olympics

TomTom prepares for Euro 2012 and London Olympics

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With the summer set for a bucketload of sporting action, TomTom has released its Summer map update that provides specific points of interest (POI) and information for cities and specific locations. TomTom is catering for those sports fans lucky enough... >>

Somerset House venue map marked on Bing as Microsoft’s mobile search focus goes local

Somerset House venue map marked on Bing as Microsoft’s mobile search focus goes local

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You’ll be able to get a much closer look at Somerset House from today without even needing to set foot in London, thanks to Microsoft and its increasingly popular Bing Maps. Head over to the service on either desktop or mobile and you’ll find a detailed... >>

TomTom Via 130 is a voice controlled sat nav

TomTom Via 130 is a voice controlled sat nav

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TomTom has unveiled a new mapping device complete with Speak & Go function that enables more than 1,000 different voice commands. The TomTom Via 130 is a dedicated sat nav kit and with hands-free calling via Bluetooth, drivers can ensure a safer journey,... >>

VIDEO: Microsoft Street Slide - breaking out of the bubble

VIDEO: Microsoft Street Slide - breaking out of the bubble

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The boffins over at Microsoft Research have taken the street-view idea within Google (and Bing, we suppose) Maps and developed a new perspective to street-level data. Rather than being trapped within a bubble perspective, where you can only view clearly... >>