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By MICHAEL LIEDTKE
AP Technology Writer 

Car navigation tech brings new twists and turns to driving

 

September 6, 2017



SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Digital maps that dodge traffic jams are saving time for millions of motorists, but they're also turning some neighborhood streets into headache-inducing escape routes from congested highways.

The unsettling side effects of traffic-tackling technology are popping up more frequently as more drivers depend on smartphones equipped with navigation apps like Waze, Google Maps and Apple Maps.

Now, automakers are increasingly integrating those tools into dashboard consoles, making it likely that even more drivers will follow directions down roads that they otherwise would ne...



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