Sat Nav News

New Spirit sat navs released by Mio Navman

May 16th, 2009

Mio Navman has released a couple of new Spirit sat nav devices recently, which will give drivers an even greater choice of devices to suit their needs.

Recently, Mitac has renamed its UK sat nav products as Mio Navman, and having done this has launched a couple of new sat nav devices in its Spirit range. The new devices will suit different needs and pockets, and will provide drivers with an even greater choice of sat nav devices.
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Sat nav for blind designed by student

May 8th, 2009

It has been revealed that a student from Wales has designed a sat nav system that caters for blind guide dog users, directing them through the use of vibration.

An innovative student from Wales has designed a new sat nav system that caters for blind guide dog users, and the system provides direction to the user through the use of vibrations on their fingertips. The thirty four year old student, Jason Perkins, is studying at the University of Wales Institute in Cardiff.
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Emergency services told to rely on maps instead of sat navs

May 1st, 2009

Some emergency crews in the UK have been told that they must return to using old fashioned maps instead of sat nav devices after a series of delays and problems.

Since satellite navigation devices hit our shelves a few years ago many drivers have learned to rely on them in order to get around more efficiently, quickly, and easily. It is not just general drivers that have rushed to get a sat nav device for their vehicle, but also those that work in certain industries, such as lorry drivers, couriers, and emergency services crews.
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TomTom sees sales figures crash

April 24th, 2009

Leading satellite navigation device manufacturer, TomTom, has recently reported disappointing sales figures resulting from the recession.

Over recent years TomTom has become a household name in the UK and other countries, with many drivers opting for TomTom satellite navigation devices for their vehicles. With the popularity of sat nav devices having soared over the years, TomTom and other leading manufacturers of these devices have enjoyed strong sales figures and increased profits, with many drivers rushing to buy the latest models for their vehicles.
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Sat nav system results in juggernaut lorry getting stuck

April 17th, 2009

A huge juggernaut lorry caused chaos after getting stuck recently as a result of the driver following the instructions given by his sat nav system.

A satellite navigation system fitted in a juggernaut lorry caused chaos recently, after the driver of the huge vehicle followed the instructions given by the sat nav system only to find that his vehicle got stuck, resulting in police having to get involved and roads having to be closed off. The road had to be closed between Newton Abbey and Torquay as a result of the vehicle getting stuck.
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Tour company offers sat nav aided cycle tours in Scotland

April 14th, 2009

A tour company has recently started offering cycle tours in Scotland, which will be aided through satellite navigation systems, according to a recent report.

Satellite navigation systems have become increasingly popular amongst drivers in the UK and over the world over recent years, and many drivers use these systems to make getting around in their vehicle easier, faster, and less stressful. However, according to a recent report some cyclists could now start benefiting from these sat nav devices, as one tour operator has started offering cycle tours in Scotland that will be aided by satellite navigation systems.
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Sat nav leads to near death of man

April 3rd, 2009

A man recently found himself staring death in the face after his faithful sat nav device resulted in him driving to the edge of a cliff – and then being charged for driving without due care and attention.

Over the past few years many drivers across the UK and other parts of the world have become increasingly reliant on their sat nav devices, and these devices have made it easier, quicker, and more convenient for drivers to get around, find their way to different places with ease, and avoid built up traffic areas, accident hotspots, and other obstructions that would otherwise delay their journey.
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UK GPS developer to launch sat nav for truckers

March 25th, 2009

A leading GPS software developer from the UK is set to launch a new sat nav device aimed at truckers and drivers of commercial vehicles in Western Europe.

Sat navs have changed from being something of a luxury for those with more expensive vehicles to essential equipment for drivers that want to get around with ease and minimal hassle. One of the leading GPS software developers in the UK is Navevo, and this company has already successfully launched a sat nave system for truckers and commercial drivers in the UK, which is the ProNav.
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Will sat nav devices soon be available at petrol station forecourts?

March 20th, 2009

The founder of a consumer electronics distributor has recently stated that sat nav devices need to be made available for sale at petrol station forecourts.

Many of us have joined the sat nav club over the past few years, and have thrown our A-Z books to one side in favour of the all-seeing, all-telling innovative sat nav devices that have come onto the market. There are many different sat nav models available from a range of manufacturers, and when looking to purchase a new sat nav device most of us either head to the nearest electrical retailer or look at sat nav devices available to purchase online.
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Chaos caused by Sainsbury’s sat nav lorries

March 13th, 2009

Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s has recently stated that it will be taking action to stop its lorries with sat nav systems in place from causing havoc on narrow residential streets.

Over the past few years many lorry drivers have started using sat nav devices to help them to find their way around, and whilst these devices can be very useful for the drivers of these large vehicles they can cause havoc for residents living or travelling down narrow streets, as has recently been demonstrated by drivers delivering to the supermarket giant Sainsbury’s.
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