Volvo issues recall for GPS-equipped models over lack of crash location

30 Nov
2018 Volvo XC90Volvo has issued a new recall for a slew of models equipped a GPS antenna. In the event of a crash, the GPS antenna may not relay a crash location, which can inhibit an emergency response, according to documents filed with the NHTSA earlier this month and published Wednesday. The brand said faulty software installed in the a computer may cause an...

Google Maps update adds ‘commute’ functionality and music controls to app

2 Oct
Traffic in Los Angeles on Google MapsFor those with a commute that can vary wildly in terms of traffic, Google’s got a new solution in its immensely popular Maps app. The company announced Monday that it would be rolling out an update this week featuring a “Commute” tab that allows users to check what type of traffic they’ll face in the morning and afternoon...

NJ town wants to wipe itself off the map, literally

13 Jan
Waze now supports infotainment screen operation in FordsLeonia, New Jersey, is a small borough of with less than 10,000 residents. It’s located just on the east side of the Hudson river from New York, and it wants to wipe itself of the map. Literally. This isn’t some ill-conceived joke about New Jerseyan self-immolation (they can’t even pump their own gasoline), but rather one...

Apple: Self-driving cars shouldn’t need a map

29 Dec
iOS 10.3 Apple CarPlayAccording to a recent patent filing, Apple’s engineers are working on a self-driving navigation system that uses sensors to determine which route to take, with no reliance on stored or downloaded maps. In other words, Apple is attempting to develop a 21st century equivalent of the cliched man-who-refuses-to-ask-for-directions. According to...