TeleNav Shotgun Web-Connected GPS Delivers Real-Time Traffic, Finds…

Just as Dash—makers of the internet-connected, traffic-terminating GPS » 11/08/08 1:10pm 11/08/08 1:10pm—is to sell its awesome software to other companies, TeleNav is officially doing the exact opposite: Jumping in with its first GPS device, which sounds a lot like the Dash Express (on paper, anyway). The internet-connected delivers real-time…

Dash To Can Its Hardware Biz, License Its Web-Connected Nav OS To Other…

We've always been fans of the Dash Express » 11/03/08 1:57pm 11/03/08 1:57pm, with its real-time web-delivered traffic monitoring and its constantly evolving app platform. Somewhat sad news today is that Dash Navigation will be pulling out of the consumer hardware business entirely and cutting 50 jobs (two-thirds of its work force)-enabling them to…

Dash GPS's Major June 2008 Update Lets You Plot Custom Routes

Dash navigator's latest update rolls out today, allowing for a few key improvements.
• My Route records your local paths between two points (or locations within 1/2 mile of those points) and recommends the route along side traditional GPS routes next time you make the trip.
• Searches for points of interest "along… » 6/30/08 11:00am 6/30/08 11:00am

Dash Express GPS Twitter App Tells Whole World Exactly Where You Are,…

The Dash Express GPS's API opened up about six weeks ago, and so far Dash says there've been dozens of apps developed since then, most of them in the truly useful category, like weather or speed traps. And then there's a Twitter client. Yes, the Dash will now tweet your exact location to everyone following you,… » 6/17/08 5:30pm 6/17/08 5:30pm

Dealzmodo: Dash Express GPS $300 at Amazon

We loved the Dash Express GPS so much we called it the traffic terminator. After falling to $400, now it's only $300 at Amazon, a fairly sweet (or hot, as Amazon calls it) deal for an awesome GPS navigator. [Amazon, Thanks Lich!] » 6/01/08 8:45pm 6/01/08 8:45pm

Giz Explains: An Easy Primer on GPS

In this week's Giz Explains, we're doing a quick rundown of a sweet technology that has evolved from a (deadly) serious military application to becoming a household utility, found in all kinds of gadgets: GPS. » 5/21/08 2:00pm 5/21/08 2:00pm

Dash Express GPS Updates Traffic Models, Software Update Coming

The Dash Express GPS just received its first historic traffic model update using the live Dash data gathered by users. That'll help predict traffic in areas where no Dash or other trusted data sources have been in the last 15 minutes. By end of month, a software update is coming with tweaks in performance, stability… » 5/07/08 9:29pm 5/07/08 9:29pm

Do You Use Google Maps Mobile to Check Traffic Alongside Your GPS?

That blurry GPS shot above is of the Dash Express with its IP-enabled mesh network of traffic monitoring. But most of you don't have such tech in your GPS, you've got something else without live traffic data. For those of you who have GPS devices without live traffic, do you use a phone with Google Maps Traffic to… » 4/07/08 7:16pm 4/07/08 7:16pm

Dash Full Review: Don't Miss the Traffic Terminator

Hey, in case you missed it, don't forget to check out the most thorough review of the Dash on the web—we drove over 1000 miles with it so you don't have to. [Dash on Giz] » 3/27/08 7:20pm 3/27/08 7:20pm

Video: Real-Life Driving With Dash GPS

This video is what driving with Dash is usually like. At night, it can be especially undramatic, but even when there is a lot of traffic, the truth is, Dash doesn't reroute you often. I use the map as a guide and just drive around the reds (when there are reds). It's funny how the density of traffic data varies time… » 3/27/08 9:43am 3/27/08 9:43am

Dash Express GPS Full Drive Review: Total Traffic Terminator

We've been ranting about this internet-connected Dash Express GPS for months. Over the past week, we were given the opportunity to test it out for ourselves on both coasts, over a thousand miles, through intense city driving in SF and NY and road trips into the wilds. It's the real deal, delivering out of the box the… » 3/27/08 1:27am 3/27/08 1:27am

Dash Launches Express on Amazon, Drops Price to $400

These days, all but the most high-end (that is, overpriced) Garmin nuvis cost below $600, so it's great news that Dash—that fascinating experiment in "connected" GPS—has lowered the price of the Express from $600 to $400, and is selling them immediately on If you pre-ordered, fear not: You will only be… » 3/26/08 10:46pm 3/26/08 10:46pm

Dash Express Pre-orders Shipping Now!

One of our readers just let us know that his Dash Express GPS device just shipped, one day ahead of the previous March 27 date. Don't know why this Dash GPS could be the coolest GPS device ever? Check here. Update: Dash PR just confirmed that they are shipping to pre-order customers. [Thanks Tipster!] » 3/26/08 2:43pm 3/26/08 2:43pm

The Secret to Dash GPS's Live Traffic Data: Networked Crowdsourcing

We're excited about the upcoming Dash Express GPS because it corrects so much of what's gone wrong with in-car navigation. In the end, you get the same green, yellow and red traffic indicators on highways that Google maps gets, plus that on some local roads. No other GPS has this. Because each unit is basically a… » 3/19/08 9:00pm 3/19/08 9:00pm

Dash Express Runs on OpenMoko FOSS Platform, Nerds' Heads Explode

Today we learned that the seductively interactive Dash Express GPS navigator is using the OpenMoko open-source mobility platform that led to the Neo 1973 smartphone. This makes the Dash the first product based on OpenMoko's GTA0X reference design, with GPS hardware designed to order by OpenMoko and its parent company,… » 1/02/08 10:43am 1/02/08 10:43am

Dash Express Video and Deets: Internet Connected GPS for $599

The big news today is that the eagerly anticipated Dash Express—that GPS that is internet connected for traffic data download and upload and all sorts of live data—is available for pre-order for $599 with three months of net service. After that, the data link will cost $10 to $13 monthly on top of that. Pricey to be… » 12/17/07 12:00am 12/17/07 12:00am

Dash Express GPS Road Test Sign Up NOW: Free Next Gen Navigator Anyone?

Hey, want to play with that Dash GPS I just wrote about a minute ago? Before anyone else has them? For free? If you love driving as much as you love free next-generation gadgets, stop reading Giz, click here and fill out the form to be part of Dash's Road Test. You've got the jump on the rest of the Internet, so go. » 4/09/07 1:03am 4/09/07 1:03am