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Hackers Could Abruptly Stop Cars on Highways Due to Security Bugs in Popular GPS Tracker
Hackers Could Abruptly Stop Cars on Highways Due to Security Bugs in Popular GPS Tracker

23 Jul 2022, 08:08 UTC / A team of security researchers has found a total of six vulnerabilities in the software used by popular GPS trackers from Chinese firm MiCODUS

 
Thieves in India Allegedly Got Inspired by Fast and Furious, Stole Over 40 Vehicles
Thieves in India Allegedly Got Inspired by Fast and Furious, Stole Over 40 Vehicles

28 May 2022, 16:42 UTC / After stealing over 40 vehicles in the last two months, a team of men was caught when trying to sell a stolen car. They appear to have used the relay method

 
Land Rover Driver Retrieves Stolen Car After Finding It With a Neat Trick
Land Rover Driver Retrieves Stolen Car After Finding It With a Neat Trick

17 May 2022, 21:09 UTC / Getting your vehicle stolen is among the worst things that may happen to it while you are away. One driver managed to retrieve it thanks to an app

 
Woman Drives Down Police Station Stairs, She Blames GPS, Police Blame Alcohol
Woman Drives Down Police Station Stairs, She Blames GPS, Police Blame Alcohol

5 May 2022, 12:56 UTC / The GPS is a great invention, taking you from point A to point B. But they can make mistakes and they can't be used as an excuse for poor driving

 
Oh, Deer! Almost $5M of John Deere Equipment Stolen From Ukraine Was Remotely Locked
Oh, Deer! Almost $5M of John Deere Equipment Stolen From Ukraine Was Remotely Locked

2 May 2022, 20:56 UTC / A John Deere dealership in Melitopol, Ukraine, was left without almost $5 million worth of farming vehicles. Russian troops stole them, but there's a catch

 
Rental Agent Shows How He Catches People Doing Donuts, Lets This One Slide
Rental Agent Shows How He Catches People Doing Donuts, Lets This One Slide

28 Apr 2022, 09:24 UTC / Doing donuts, drifts, or drag racing in a rental car is not a smart idea, as the rental company can see what is going on and charge you. Here is how they do it

 
GPS Navigation Sends Car on Train Tracks, Collision Was Unavoidable
GPS Navigation Sends Car on Train Tracks, Collision Was Unavoidable

24 Jan 2022, 06:05 UTC / The driver of a car in North Langley ended up with the vehicle stuck on railway tracks after following the direction of their navigation software

 
Truck Dangles Off Cliff 330 Ft After GPS Takes It up Mountain Road
Truck Dangles Off Cliff 330 Ft After GPS Takes It up Mountain Road

7 Jan 2022, 15:34 UTC / We’ve seen numerous funny GPS instructions, but this one could’ve had tragic results as a truck danged 330 ft off a cliff after taking up a mountain road

 
Google Looking Into Mysterious Android Auto Error Breaking Down GPS
Google Looking Into Mysterious Android Auto Error Breaking Down GPS

30 Dec 2021, 23:20 UTC / If you’re struggling with the GPS connection when running Android Auto, you’re not alone, and now Google says it’s looking into the thing

 
Key Google Maps Feature Broken on Android Auto, These Painful Fixes Could Help
Key Google Maps Feature Broken on Android Auto, These Painful Fixes Could Help

15 Dec 2021, 22:26 UTC / Opening Google Maps links on Android Auto is no longer possible, and here’s how to deal with this shortcoming until a fix lands

 
GPS Drawing of a Mustached Man Breaks Guinness World Record, Was Created Riding a Bike
GPS Drawing of a Mustached Man Breaks Guinness World Record, Was Created Riding a Bike

23 Nov 2021, 14:03 UTC / Mr. Movember is a unique piece of art created using a GPS, a tracking app, and a bicycle. It belongs to pedaling Picasso and it broke a world record

 
Drone With No GPS Generates Fastest Path and Avoids Obstacles, Uses Google Maps Algorithm
Drone With No GPS Generates Fastest Path and Avoids Obstacles, Uses Google Maps Algorithm

3 Nov 2021, 16:16 UTC / This guy built a fully autonomous drone that can generate the fastest path around unknown obstacles detected mid-flight, without using GPS

 
Geotab Implements Real-Time In-Vehicle Driver Coaching Without Any Extra Hardware
Geotab Implements Real-Time In-Vehicle Driver Coaching Without Any Extra Hardware

26 Oct 2021, 15:50 UTC / Operators of GM vehicles from the 2015 model year or newer can now benefit from Geotab's driver coaching system. It needs no extra hardware to implement

 
Truck Driver Who Trusted His GPS Gets Stuck on Railroad Crossing, Crash Unavoidable
Truck Driver Who Trusted His GPS Gets Stuck on Railroad Crossing, Crash Unavoidable

23 Oct 2021, 21:10 UTC / Tractor-trailer driver ignores road signs and trusts his GPS navigation blindly, eventually gets stuck on railroad crossing with an Amtrack train approaching

 
Say Goodbye to Google Maps as Garmin Launches New GPS Units With Large Displays
Say Goodbye to Google Maps as Garmin Launches New GPS Units With Large Displays

13 Oct 2021, 15:56 UTC / Garmin has announced a new lineup of GPS devices that come with screens up to 8 inches and feature map data provided by HERE

 
Fuel Me Rolls Out Tech at Chicago Venture Summit
Fuel Me Rolls Out Tech at Chicago Venture Summit

8 Oct 2021, 00:34 UTC / Fuel Me is a, cloud-based technology platform to allow customers in the commercial transportation and construction industries to efficiently fuel up

 
This Anti-Theft Bike System Knows How to Put Up a Fight, Comes With Instant Alerts and GPS
This Anti-Theft Bike System Knows How to Put Up a Fight, Comes With Instant Alerts and GPS

29 Sep 2021, 11:19 UTC / Here's another "world's most advanced" anti-theft bike system, which comes with a durable design, real-time GPS, and instant mobile alerts. Meet the MaxTracker

 
About 10 Percent of Drivers Think It’s Okay to Take a Selfie Behind the Wheel
About 10 Percent of Drivers Think It’s Okay to Take a Selfie Behind the Wheel

20 Sep 2021, 07:15 UTC / Research show drivers don’t necessarily think it’s a problem to interact with electronics even when their cars are in motion

 
U.S. Army to Operate World’s First Cutting-Edge Military Underwater Navigation System
U.S. Army to Operate World’s First Cutting-Edge Military Underwater Navigation System

3 Sep 2021, 05:43 UTC / U.S. military divers will now benefit from a new asset on their highly-dangerous missions - an underwater navigation system like nothing else out there.

 
Upgraded V-BAT Drone Demonstrates GPS-Denied Navigation Capability for the U.S. Army
Upgraded V-BAT Drone Demonstrates GPS-Denied Navigation Capability for the U.S. Army

2 Sep 2021, 04:18 UTC / On September 1st, Northrop Grumman and Martin UAV announced that they have successfully completed flight testing of the upgraded V-BAT drone.