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Why we still need satnav in the era of smartphones

I had assumed the market for stand-alone GPS units had been destroyed, like so many markets before it, by the smartphone. Who would buy a GPS unit when Google Maps, Apple Maps, and Waze are a free download away? Well, according to Wendy Hammond, Australian director of MiTec, which makes Navman GPS equipment, “The number of stand-alone satnavs sold in Australia is estimated at 450,000 units.” (read more)