Cars today are set up with modern technology that comes with added security and features. Gone are the days when you had to stop at a roadside gas station or pull over to someone on the side of the road to ask for directions. Today, there is a wonderful solution for drivers – Auto GPS systems. GPS or Global Positioning System is a satellite based navigational system, made up of a network of 24 satellites. Originally made for military use, it was made available to the public in the 80’s.
Today, cars are much more high tech and come with additional features including handy traffic updates, easy tracking and information related to your car. These and more are just some of the advantages that Auto GPS Systems can do for you. A GPS helps you get around much easier no matter where you are. It comes updated with street names, points of interest, buildings and landmarks. As soon as you turn your GPS system on, you will see exactly where you are as well as the streets and places that lie ahead of you.
GPS navigation systems will give you step by step instructions on how to reach your destination. Auto GPS Systems are easy to use, compact devices that generally come with a touch screen. By simply tapping the screen and typing in the address or name of the place you want to go the route appears in seconds. Then you simply follow the instructions that flash on your screen. Your itinerary and map plan can be shown in either 2D or 3D to give more of a reality output. Having a GPS greatly lessens your chances of getting lost and helps you to get around safely and self-sufficiently.
Most GPS systems have menus that are user friendly so they can be used by anyone. This is key as you will usually need your GPS the most when you are in a hurry and don’t have time to be struggling with technical details. In most cases, GPS systems will offer you several different routes to get to your destination, so you can choose the one that is best for you.
An important feature of many Auto GPS Systems is hands free calling. Since you are not allowed to talk and text on your mobile phone while driving, many GPS systems let you accept incoming calls without using your hands. All you have to do is tap on the screen as a call is coming in and answer the call using your headphone. You don’t have to worry about call waiting or unanswered calls, or missing an important call you were waiting for.
Other features available include PIN security, currency converter, world travel clock, measurement converter, and calculator. By setting up a PIN number/combination you can personalize your GPS and rest assured that no one else will be able to use it. Some GPS systems also come with MP3 players. All these features come together to keep you company on long drives and serve as your assistant navigator so you can get to your destination with more ease and speed.