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Car navigation options growing more affordable

delawareonline.com -- Automakers are starting to find ways to bring budget navigation to their cheaper cars with integrated systems much cheaper than fancy in-dash models costing upwards of $1,500.

The latest is General Motors’ partnership for a smartphone app called BringGo for the Chevrolet Spark, GM’s smallest and cheapest car, July starting at $12,995 with shipping.

The $50 app lets a buyer can integrate BringGo’s digital maps and turn-by-turn directions into the in-dash screen. “It gives our Spark customers the safety and functionality of a more expensive navigation system,” said Sara LeBlanc, General Motors’ global infotainment manager.


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Submitted Oct 13, 2012 By: ziyulu
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BEGTWO
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2012 1:51:11 PM

That's because the smart phone does the same thing!!!
EvergreenON
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2012 11:28:30 AM

I will still use my Garmin GPS, more affordable and does the same work
flyank
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2012 8:24:51 AM

Used to use mapquest.
Vette1967
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2012 1:45:18 AM

How about getting gasoline more affordable.
alterman156
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2012 1:36:22 AM

You can get a Garmin.
Melinda205
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2012 1:25:11 AM

Ok
skb69sa
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2012 1:05:16 AM

We have GPS in smartphones. But, if you are going to a remote area with no internet available, you need a map to get out of that place.
LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 11:59:01 PM


Why use a map if you can get turn-by-turn instructions from your car? Maps seem a little old fashioned now.
bston
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 10:51:02 PM

Don't like the built in navigation on my car. Restricted from searching anything unless the car is stopped. I know that's a safety factor but mobile phones are less safe to maneuver for directions.
PathfinderSC
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 3:21:23 PM

Don't need one, Cant afford enough gas to get lost.
PurplepassionNC
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 1:15:32 PM

That's great!
Eugenian
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 1:04:38 PM

I wonder if Yooperheart still uses a horse and buggy, too.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 12:39:29 PM

Now if the cars were only smart enough to watch out for when the driver was distracted. Too many things to distract drivers these days.
sciotosix
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 11:24:18 AM

If I need it, I use my smartphone.
200porter
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 10:55:56 AM

I'll stick with my garmin
bwp9970
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 9:54:04 AM

Wait, if you have a smartphone you already have gps navigation for free! Why waste money!
Yooperheart
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 9:26:59 AM

Use a map.
blupupher
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 9:25:47 AM

I don't like in dash navigation
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 9:17:24 AM

GPS getting more and more common, and with many good options at good prices!
csblesson
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 9:14:42 AM

That is good news. I hope that they don't distract us by putting ads
sabre75
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 8:51:03 AM

Too many applications out there now..Most are free.
angel4me
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 8:09:36 AM

should be standard and free..........
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 7:56:22 AM

I just let Google navigation vocalize every turn for free. No need to look at anything.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 7:16:24 AM

That's good
RONALD777
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 7:09:45 AM

I like this news. Never get lost in a strange city.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 6:57:27 AM

Ok.
beale055
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 6:52:24 AM

Um your cellphone???
07skydriver
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 6:52:07 AM

I'll use the Droid in my pocket. GPS makers should be running scared.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 6:19:04 AM

ok
skippypa
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 6:17:07 AM

Interesting
rbrk02
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 5:59:07 AM

doeslayer, good point about the smartphone app and voice navigation.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 5:37:06 AM

very interesting
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 4:57:40 AM

Should be a plug-in module in glove box. Unplug and update online then plug back in to glove box - not everyone wants or needs a smartphone. So far Garmin is the best navigator that I have used.
doeslayersr
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 4:53:18 AM

Interesting, but I will stay with the "free" app on my smart phone which provides voice navigation.
bababooey2
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 4:51:24 AM

good deal
pilotmass
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 4:49:25 AM

Between Garmin and maps on smartphones, the price has to go down.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 4:48:27 AM

GPS will be standard equipment someday.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 4:46:01 AM

innovation.
unclenorman
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 4:41:50 AM

Hmmmmmmm.....let's see,a feature on GM's cheapest car....how long do you think it will last?One day,one week?Good luck with that.
wegman
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 4:39:32 AM

Electronics are getting less expensive (Technology marches on!).

Although I'm not sure in dash screens are a good thing. Strikes me as an invitation to distracted driving.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 4:34:12 AM

Ok
Karisholman
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 4:33:03 AM

I believe that better navigation increases auto safety.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 4:32:51 AM

Hope they got the bugs worked out
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 4:29:08 AM

The cheaper the navigation system the more incorrect and wrong turns it will give you plus you get poor quality.

computernut2008
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 4:26:07 AM

ok
UBDave
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 4:22:19 AM

Maybe a buck can buy you a cup of coffee in Alaska, but most everywhere else it is well over that...
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 4:21:20 AM

Ok
MyRedSky
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 4:18:41 AM

cool. if you have cell coverage.
lenasdude
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 4:12:42 AM

That and a buck will get you a cup of coffee.
Pozole
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 4:12:20 AM

...more people staring at screens in traffic, or dying in mountain "shortcuts" in winter instead of using MAPS ! !...
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 4:07:01 AM

okay
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