Title:
In-car GPS The Benefits

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Summary:
In recent times there have been some tremendous advances in the technology behind GPS or Global Positioning Satellites, and now this exciting technology is available to the general public. There are many uses for GPS, but the particular use we will be looking at in this article is the benefit relevant to the motorist.

The in-car system comprises of an easily mounted small unit which you attach to your windscreen or place on your dashboard. The great benefit is that once yo...


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GPS,gps


Article Body:
In recent times there have been some tremendous advances in the technology behind GPS or Global Positioning Satellites, and now this exciting technology is available to the general public. There are many uses for GPS, but the particular use we will be looking at in this article is the benefit relevant to the motorist.

The in-car system comprises of an easily mounted small unit which you attach to your windscreen or place on your dashboard. The great benefit is that once you have the unit installed in your car, you just key in your required destination, it will then give you turn by turn directions by voice and in real time.

This is extremely useful for any travelers who are in an unfamiliar area, which of course applies to most of us at one time or another. A lot of car rental firms are installing GPS units in their entire fleet of vehicles as an aid to their customers, and of course this also has advantages for them.

Another benefit is that if you are unfortunate enough to have your GPS equipped vehicle stolen, the authorities can pinpoint the exact location of it with ease. There are several insurance companies that will offer you a discount if your car is fitted with GPS.

A lot of GPS systems on the market come equipped with monitoring services, which can help with roadside assistance, and help in an emergency situation. An in-car system has the capability to be automatically programmed to call the nearest 911 operator when an accident occurs.

The good thing is that as these services utilize satellites, the signal will never suffer any interruption wherever you may be. So you can see what a valuable piece of equipment an in-car GPS unit can be, as it is available 24/7. So, if you ever find yourself in an emergency situation, you will be glad you invested in this great little piece of technology.


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