Practically every car on the market today ships with the option of a built-in GPS unit, letting the driver go anywhere without supposedly getting lost. But while satellite navigation systems have got a whole lot smarter in recent years, they are designed to be used in a gasoline car - not an electric one. That may not seem like a problem at first glance, but many routes planned by the current generation of in-car satellite navigations don’t take into account road terrain. For electric cars, steep inclines and fast roads can turn a 100 mile range car into one barely capable of 50, fine...
Driving Green: Add Real-Time Traffic to Nav System, Save 4 Days a Year
How would you like to save four days' worth of driving every year? According to a study by Navteq, which provides digital map, traffic, and location data, you can do that simply adding real-time traffic information to a navigation system that you use for every trip. Their findings show that adding...John Voelcker