Dodge Charger Navigation by Garmin Tops Customer Satisfaction
December 8, 2011

According to a recent J.D. Powers & Associates survey - new car buyers have a lot of hate for their factory navigation systems. Owners report an average of 3.5 problems with the built-in navigation systems that came with their cars. The worst offenders are those in-dash systems that attempt combine features like navigation, audio and climate control into a single device. But the silver lining seems to be the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) systems by Garmin found in new Chrysler models that sit consistently at the top of the satisfaction survey.

Garmin Adds Ernie and Bert Voices
November 21, 2011

This week Garmin added a new custom voice pack to their expanding collection of voices that consumers can download to customize their navigation experience. Now the consumer can get turn-by-turn directions from Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie.

Newegg Previews Black Friday Deals
November 15, 2011 is gearing up for Black Friday, which officially begins Wednesday, Nov. 23, with unique deals and limited specials beginning midnight Thanksgiving

Garmin Gets Fit, Fends Off Auto GPS Armageddon
November 3, 2011

Don't look now, but Garmin has gotten up off the mat, delivered a better-than-expected quarter and has diversified its way out of what looked like a smartphone-powered train wreck. A year ago, the storyline behind Garmin went like this: Couple those moving parts with Garmin's unfortunate move into smartphones with the now defunct Nuviphone and it you didn't have to be a brain surgeon to figure out the GPS company was in trouble. But a funny thing happened on the way to the GPS cemetery. Garmin started growing its fitness line

Personal Navigation Devices Services Help Garmin Back on Track
November 2, 2011

Garmin Ltd raised its forecast for the year as it starts to gain from its move to add high-margin services to its staple personal navigation devices (PNDs), which have seen a freefall in sales over the past few years. Shares of the No. 1 U.S. navigation device maker rose as much as 9 percent in morning trade to $37.20, their highest in a year-and-a-half. They have fallen about 70 percent since their heydays in 2007, when they traded above $125.

Garmin and its European peer TomTom, known for their personal navigation devices

Toyota Launches Smartphone Mirroring Tech in EU
October 26, 2011

Toyota's European Touch Life infotainment system is the first platform to allow true smartphone replication on the in-dash display.

The new system takes advantage of the Car Connectivity Consortium's MirrorLink (formerly Nokia Terminal Mode), which lets drivers and passengers access all of their smartphone apps from a car's in-dash touch screen. However, there are some limitations. True smartphone mirroring is only available on Nokia phones equipped with the Symbian Belle operating system. The Nokia Car Mode app lets drivers access the device's telephony, voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation, and audio entertainment

Petra Golf Tournament Raised $70,000
October 17, 2011

Petra Industries' annual golf tournament this year raised a record amount for a pair of area charities, the company said Monday.

Cobra Tag Finds Your Keys, Finds Your Phone (Hands-On)
September 7, 2011

The Cobra Tag helps keep track of lost keys with a smartphone app (and vice versa).

For me, nothing is more annoying than not being able to find my keys when I'm rushing out the door. Nothing. I suppose that I could just put my keys in the same place every time I return home, but why would I do that when I could just solve my problems with technology? Enter the Cobra Tag. What is it? This Bluetooth-enabled key fob promises to help scatterbrains like me keep track of their keys and Android or BlackBerry

Garmin Revamps Lineup
August 26, 2011

Garmin announced this week its new Nuvi PND lineup for 2012, featuring the company's Guidance 2.0 and 3.0 navigation engines.