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Ban on GPS speed camera alerts

Germany is banning fixed speed camera alerts provided on most GPS units and many mobile phone apps in a worrying trend that could be replicated in other countries. In most Australian states, fixed speed cameras are sign posted, but safety nannies are always looking for new ways to clamp down on speeding and could start …

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GPS tracking

What are benefits of tracking system on your motorbike?

(Contributed article) You may have heard about vehicle tracking systems and wondered whether the investment is worth it. With bike theft on the rise and insurance costs shooting up they certainly are. Whether you’re an individual motorbike aficionado, or a business owner who needs to track a fleet of motorbikes, here are three main arguments …

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Garmin zūmo XT gets smarter

Garmin zūmo XT now smarter, brighter

Garmin has unveiled its new zūmo XT GPS which is brighter, smarter and packed with more features. It would want to be, too, as it now costs  $A849 in Australia and $US499 in the USA. If you have the Garmin Drive app it will also allow riders access to smart notifications, real-time fuel prices, live traffic reports and weather …

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Western Australia WA government lane filtering consultation paper and online survey traffic look stealth

Stealth law gives cops extra power

Helmet cameras, GPS units, radar detectors and other devices could be ruled unlawful by Western Australia Police under a rule amendment that is being brought in by stealth, say critics. Police Minister Michelle Roberts has added a section to the Impaired Driving and Penalties Bill that allows police to ban any “device” they deem fit. …

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EyeRide HUD has unlimited group chat

French company EyeLights already makes head-up display units for cars and is now planning to move into motorcycles with a revolutionary EyeRide connection system for large group intercom. Instead of using Bluetooth to connect, it uses a data connection to a Discord app server. While EyeRide promises virtually unlimited group chats with others on the …

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Sygic traffic lights countdown app add-on

Satnav app adds traffic light countdown

A satellite navigation app that has a countdown to how long a traffic light will change has been recognised as a CES 2020 Innovation Awards honoree. The Slovakian Sygic navigation app used by more than 200 million drivers globally has a new and free Traffic Lights countdown add-on. It is only working in the US at …

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X2 phone mount

X2 motorcycle phone mount has power

This universal X2 phone mount comes with power attachment at just $36, including postage. Many motorcycle and scooter riders now use their phone rather than a GPS to navigate, but most phone mounts won’t power your phone or electronic device. However, the X2 will keep you powered up all day long. It will fit just …

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GPS tracking

How To Improve Motorcycle Safety With GPS Tracking

(Contributed article about GPS tracking) Motorcycles are fun, thrilling, expensive and a preferred target for thieves, but GPS trackers will follow your bike’s location if it is stolen and help you get it back. What is GPS tracking system and how does it work? A GPS motorcycle tracker is basically a location tracking system that uses …

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TomTom Rider 550 GPS

TomTom GPS makes all riding safe and easy

Most people only use their TomTom GPS to guide them to a destination they don’t know, but there are advantages to putting in the destination even if you know which way to go. I’ve recently been riding around with the TomTom Rider 550 tuned into destinations I know, and I reckon the various alerts have …

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