A lot of the car GPS navigation buzz centers on smartphones, but the dedicated car GPS is still the best way for road warriors to get their directions in busy traffic, and unfamiliar territory. Garmin has upgraded its 2013 Nuvi car line with easier-to-follow directions, better lane guidance, slimmer designs, and larger screens. "Instead of only using street names, Garmin Real Directions guide drivers just like a friend would by telling them to turn at recognizable landmarks, buildings, stop signs and traffic lights," states Garmin. "To make sure drivers get in the correct lane, the new Active Lane Guidance features voice prompts as well as a visual lane animation. Garmin's real-time traffic function also provides information on traffic incidents by voice."
Garmin simplifies its 2013 personal navigation devices into Essential, Advanced and Prestige lines. Watch for on-the-road tests, and more details on the 2013 Nuvi line here. Image © Garmin