Sat-nav is now everywhere. 2008 was the year of the £50 sat-nav being sold in your local supermarket – 2009 though is going to see them evolve in the other direction and become smarter rather than cheaper.
The tech has been criticised for being a bit dumb – for taking lorries down congested streets and failing to point out the sixteenth-century church along your route. No more.
Navman’s new S100 uses Infobel Local Search combined with a new Explore mode to give you a radar-like overview of interesting or useful points-of-interest near you or along your route. TomTom, meanwhile, has put a SIM card into its LIVE range to get their very latest ‘HD’ traffic info, based on when, where and what you’re driving, but also how fast everyone else is travelling in your area.