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  • Google Maps testing SPEED CAMERA warning system.

    Google Maps testing SPEED CAMERA warning system.

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    Google Maps is one of the most popular navigation systems worldwide – but up to this point it’s been missing one thing, a speed camera warning system. But it looks like that’s all about to change, as it’s begun Beta testing the new tech on a selection of mobile devices. Following on from its acquisition…

  • Stand out on Google Street View. Sidecar rider shows us how.

    Stand out on Google Street View. Sidecar rider shows us how.

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    Have you ever seen the Google Street View car while it’s out and about capturing images for its comprehensive database? Most people just carry on with their own business while the Google car, with its cables and cameras, captures everything. But not everyone reacts like that. Some people see it as the perfect opportunity to…

  • Help bring a motorcycle mode to Google Maps

    Help bring a motorcycle mode to Google Maps

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    Last year, Google Maps introduced a two-wheeler mode for motorcycles and scooters in India – and with talk of it making the move to other countries, insurance specialists Carole Nash has launched a campaign to bring it to the UK. Google Maps currently provides travel routes, navigation and travel time estimates for public transport, bicycles, cars…

  • Waze real-time sat-nav app finally launches for motorcyclists

    Waze real-time sat-nav app finally launches for motorcyclists

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    The Google owned sat nav mobile app Waze has today unveiled its new motorcycle mode, which has been specifically tweaked for motorcycle, moped and scooter owners in the UK. And it’s free. In addition to getting the standard selection of Waze features, including alerts on police, speed-camera and speed traps, road closures and restrictions –…

  • To Mr Google Street View, Cheers ya swine!

    To Mr Google Street View, Cheers ya swine!

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    So you’re having a grand old time riding down your favourite mountain road in Japan when you get a bit squirrely on a left/right/left. Normally, it wouldn’t be an issue. But this morning you weren’t banking on a Google Street View car coming up the mountain road… Still, at least it had it’s camera on…

  • Google patents ‘sticky bonnet’ solution for driverless cars hitting pedestrians (and bikers, we assume)

    Google patents ‘sticky bonnet’ solution for driverless cars hitting pedestrians (and bikers, we assume)

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      Check out this new patent from Google (and no, we’re not making this up) for a semi-collapsing front end of a car that’s covered in super sticky glue. The idea is that when the firm’s driverless cars have an incident with pedestrians, wildlife, cyclists or motorcyclists (we assume) the front end of the car…

  • Google Go: Do we really want self-driving vehicles?

    Google Go: Do we really want self-driving vehicles?

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    Self-driving cars… surely just one step away from self-riding motorbikes. The answer to the question “Do we want self driving vehicles?” has got to be a no! But has it? Google have their fingers in everything, and now it’s their self-driving car project that’s caught my attention. Google says: “Ever since we started the Google…

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