Where would we be without the Global Positioning System? Well, without GPS I probably would not be at this hotel nice and early, waiting for a meeting to start. Forget the idiots who end up [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry3301.html"]driving on train tracks or toppling over cliffs[/URL], for some of us SatNav has become not a car gadget but an essential tool for business life. Despite SatNav manufacturers sometimes [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry1276.html"]getting things very wrong indeed[/URL], the honest truth is that without GPS I would, quite frankly, be paddling up a smelly dark brown creek without a canoe. Which is why I was a little worried …

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Like many other geeks I have lost the ability to read a map, so used am I to having a posh if slightly robotic lady telling me where to turn during a road trip. SatNav is a wonderful thing, in the right hands, such as Eva Ericsson and the boffins at the Lund Institute of Technology in Sweden who reckon it could be environmentally important as well. They have developed a device which not only calculates the quickest route, but the most fuel efficient as well. By considering such data as fuel consumption, street width and typical traffic flow it …

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I was born in London, and although I no longer live there (having swapped the rat race for a life of rural seclusion) I am a regular business visitor. Unsurprisingly then, I tend to travel a lot by the good old London Black Cab. While more expensive than taking the tube or bus, it is a door to door service and thanks to the knowledge of the London Cabbie, it is also often much quicker. Outside of the capital, not a lot of people are aware that in order to earn your license to operate a London Black Cab, the …

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