Not Logged In Log In   Sign Up   Points Leaders
Follow Us    1:22 PM

GasBuddy News Article

28
votes
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.


Read the Full Article

Submitted Oct 13, 2012 By: ziyulu
Category: Daily News Article Discussions > Topics Add to favorite topics  
Author Topic: Car navigation options growing more affordable Back to Topics
REPLIES (newest first) Post a Reply
Profile Pic
BEGTWO
Champion Author Maryland

Posts:4,263
Points:1,336,195
Joined:Sep 2010
Message Posted: Oct 14, 2012 1:51:11 PM

That's because the smart phone does the same thing!!!
Profile Pic
EvergreenON
Champion Author Ontario

Posts:2,468
Points:937,730
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Oct 14, 2012 11:28:30 AM

I will still use my Garmin GPS, more affordable and does the same work
Profile Pic
flyank
Veteran Author Miami

Posts:358
Points:267,950
Joined:Jun 2009
Message Posted: Oct 14, 2012 8:24:51 AM

Used to use mapquest.
Profile Pic
Vette1967
Champion Author Albany

Posts:8,735
Points:1,933,670
Joined:Jun 2009
Message Posted: Oct 14, 2012 1:45:18 AM

How about getting gasoline more affordable.
Profile Pic
alterman156
Champion Author New York

Posts:10,275
Points:2,212,225
Joined:Dec 2008
Message Posted: Oct 14, 2012 1:36:22 AM

You can get a Garmin.
Profile Pic
Melinda205
Champion Author Alabama

Posts:2,739
Points:537,915
Joined:May 2012
Message Posted: Oct 14, 2012 1:25:11 AM

Ok
Profile Pic
skb69sa
Champion Author San Antonio

Posts:6,016
Points:1,321,175
Joined:Mar 2011
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.
Profile Pic
LetemEatCake
Champion Author Oklahoma City

Posts:5,705
Points:1,360,915
Joined:Mar 2008
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.
Profile Pic
bston
Champion Author Oklahoma City

Posts:4,537
Points:1,298,125
Joined:Mar 2011
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.
Profile Pic
PathfinderSC
Champion Author South Carolina

Posts:12,353
Points:2,473,360
Joined:Mar 2008
Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 3:21:23 PM

Don't need one, Cant afford enough gas to get lost.
Profile Pic
PurplepassionNC
All-Star Author North Carolina

Posts:838
Points:157,310
Joined:Mar 2012
Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 1:15:32 PM

That's great!
Profile Pic
Eugenian
Champion Author Oregon

Posts:2,785
Points:540,645
Joined:Oct 2009
Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 1:04:38 PM

I wonder if Yooperheart still uses a horse and buggy, too.
Profile Pic
brbts
Champion Author Charlotte

Posts:5,556
Points:1,277,275
Joined:Feb 2011
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.
Profile Pic
sciotosix
Champion Author Dayton

Posts:5,511
Points:1,323,475
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 11:24:18 AM

If I need it, I use my smartphone.
Profile Pic
200porter
Champion Author Toronto

Posts:4,782
Points:1,197,460
Joined:Sep 2011
Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 10:55:56 AM

I'll stick with my garmin
Profile Pic
bwp9970
Veteran Author Alabama

Posts:370
Points:799,565
Joined:Nov 2010
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!
Profile Pic
Yooperheart
Champion Author Michigan

Posts:6,650
Points:1,184,725
Joined:Feb 2010
Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 9:26:59 AM

Use a map.
Profile Pic
blupupher
Champion Author Houston

Posts:6,294
Points:1,386,185
Joined:Feb 2011
Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 9:25:47 AM

I don't like in dash navigation
Profile Pic
mpg611
Champion Author Cleveland

Posts:5,131
Points:1,226,795
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 9:17:24 AM

GPS getting more and more common, and with many good options at good prices!
Profile Pic
csblesson
Champion Author Texas

Posts:3,683
Points:963,170
Joined:May 2012
Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 9:14:42 AM

That is good news. I hope that they don't distract us by putting ads
Profile Pic
sabre75
Champion Author Florida

Posts:1,691
Points:354,785
Joined:May 2012
Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 8:51:03 AM

Too many applications out there now..Most are free.
Profile Pic
angel4me
Champion Author San Jose

Posts:2,814
Points:841,745
Joined:Dec 2010
Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 8:09:36 AM

should be standard and free..........
Profile Pic
dave27johnson
Champion Author Chicago

Posts:2,544
Points:1,000,290
Joined:Feb 2012
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.
Profile Pic
Xavier80
Champion Author Victoria

Posts:2,355
Points:891,855
Joined:Apr 2012
Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 7:16:24 AM

That's good
Profile Pic
RONALD777
Champion Author Houston

Posts:94,214
Points:1,021,530
Joined:Nov 2007
Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 7:09:45 AM

I like this news. Never get lost in a strange city.
Profile Pic
ReddevilNO
Champion Author New Orleans

Posts:3,481
Points:600,090
Joined:Aug 2011
Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 6:57:27 AM

Ok.
Profile Pic
beale055
Champion Author Philadelphia

Posts:1,292
Points:534,325
Joined:Jan 2012
Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 6:52:24 AM

Um your cellphone???
Profile Pic
07skydriver
Champion Author Ohio

Posts:5,674
Points:1,620,950
Joined:Feb 2009
Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 6:52:07 AM

I'll use the Droid in my pocket. GPS makers should be running scared.
Profile Pic
skippypa
Champion Author Hawaii

Posts:11,260
Points:2,398,730
Joined:Jun 2008
Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 6:19:04 AM

ok
Profile Pic
skippypa
Champion Author Hawaii

Posts:11,260
Points:2,398,730
Joined:Jun 2008
Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 6:17:07 AM

Interesting
Profile Pic
rbrk02
Champion Author Rhode Island

Posts:8,814
Points:1,475,030
Joined:Jan 2011
Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 5:59:07 AM

doeslayer, good point about the smartphone app and voice navigation.
Profile Pic
04LTC
Veteran Author Massachusetts

Posts:316
Points:534,370
Joined:Sep 2012
Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 5:37:06 AM

very interesting
Profile Pic
mrjames1818
Champion Author New Jersey

Posts:4,328
Points:2,653,395
Joined:Mar 2004
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.
Profile Pic
doeslayersr
Champion Author Illinois

Posts:12,489
Points:1,529,355
Joined:Dec 2010
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.
Profile Pic
bababooey2
Champion Author Hartford

Posts:9,132
Points:1,958,155
Joined:Sep 2009
Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 4:51:24 AM

good deal
Profile Pic
pilotmass
Champion Author Boston

Posts:4,820
Points:1,156,140
Joined:Jul 2011
Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 4:49:25 AM

Between Garmin and maps on smartphones, the price has to go down.
Profile Pic
ican2step
Champion Author Pittsburgh

Posts:4,336
Points:1,071,000
Joined:Feb 2012
Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 4:48:27 AM

GPS will be standard equipment someday.
Profile Pic
hybridaholic
Champion Author Appleton

Posts:11,184
Points:2,208,455
Joined:Dec 2008
Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 4:46:01 AM

innovation.
Profile Pic
unclenorman
Champion Author Tampa

Posts:2,639
Points:580,035
Joined:Jan 2012
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.
Profile Pic
wegman
Champion Author Twin Cities

Posts:10,438
Points:2,733,580
Joined:Jun 2001
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.
Profile Pic
stratlinetime
Champion Author Kalamazoo

Posts:5,058
Points:1,221,245
Joined:Feb 2011
Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 4:34:12 AM

Ok
Profile Pic
Karisholman
Veteran Author Nevada

Posts:471
Points:598,385
Joined:Oct 2012
Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 4:33:03 AM

I believe that better navigation increases auto safety.
Profile Pic
BigDogOH
Champion Author Cincinnati

Posts:11,282
Points:2,464,885
Joined:Mar 2008
Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 4:32:51 AM

Hope they got the bugs worked out
Profile Pic
Quick68
Champion Author Columbus

Posts:12,044
Points:1,883,600
Joined:Dec 2009
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.

Profile Pic
computernut2008
Champion Author Ohio

Posts:9,292
Points:1,970,490
Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 4:26:07 AM

ok
Profile Pic
UBDave
Champion Author British Columbia

Posts:1,726
Points:1,982,470
Joined:Oct 2008
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...
Profile Pic
TommyTraveler
Champion Author Cincinnati

Posts:11,454
Points:2,353,465
Joined:Nov 2007
Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 4:21:20 AM

Ok
Profile Pic
MyRedSky
Champion Author Orlando

Posts:3,912
Points:1,456,050
Joined:Jul 2008
Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 4:18:41 AM

cool. if you have cell coverage.
Profile Pic
lenasdude
All-Star Author Alaska

Posts:970
Points:1,020,880
Joined:Jun 2005
Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 4:12:42 AM

That and a buck will get you a cup of coffee.
Profile Pic
Pozole
Champion Author Portland

Posts:17,137
Points:2,252,320
Joined:Mar 2005
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 ! !...
Post a reply Back to Topics