GPS That Isn’t In-Dash
So you don’t have a fancy LCD infotainment/navigation screen in your car, and you don’t want (or can’t afford) OnStar–what do you do? You’ve got two excellent options: pick up your phone, or stick a portable GPS unit to your windshield. Portable GPS units–once thousands of dollars–now can be had for a couple hundred (for a good model) and have all sorts of new features like traffic reports, Bluetooth connectivity, and databases of speed or red-light cameras/common speed traps. Your phone–depending on how you look at it–is either better or worse. Programs like Google Maps for Android and Apple Maps for iOS do support voice guidance, but Apple’s high-profile Maps meltdown hasn’t done much for its reputation. Other apps like TomTom and Navigon could be a better bet, but they’re considerably more expensive. Either way, they’re more easily updatable/expandable than their in-dash counterparts.