GPS or the Global Positioning System is a navigational and surveying tool that was developed in 1973 by the Ministry of Defense. This tool was designed so that soldiers, planes, ships and military vehicles could determine their locations worldwide. GPS has many functions and they can be used in any kind of environment or weather conditions. They are used by geologists to measure tectonic motions and also by meteorologists in global climate studies. They are also used in various types of outdoor recreational activities including fishing, kayaking and hiking.
In recent times, the technology used in the manufacturing of automobiles has become highly advanced. Today, the manufacturers of automobiles are more focused in creating vehicles which are more comfortable, are easy to operate and are much safer than they used to be before. One such feature that is used to achieve this is the global positioning system which in short is known as GPS. There are many benefits of having a GPS in the car. However, if your car didn’t come with an already installed GPS, then there are many electronic stores from where a GPS can be purchased. Given below are some of the reasons why you should get a car GPS.
When a GPS is installed in a car, it can provide valuable information about the position of the car. Since a GPS incorporates a built-in digital map, it can provide the best travel routes you can follow to reach your target destination. For example, if you are looking to travel from Auckland City to Glenfield Mall, you can simply enter the desired location and using the map and tracking features, the GPS will calculate the best route that you should take and display it on the monitor. Depending on the type of GPS you use, it can also provide auditory directions. For example, it will tell you to ‘turn left’ or ‘turn right’ and guide you as you travel. The benefit of having GPS with auditory features is that you don’t have to concentrate on the monitor and you can just listen to the system and reach your desired location. Depending on how detailed the map is you can even get the location of the nearest hotel, restaurant, supermarket, ATM machine and gas station.
Moreover, If you are worried about the safety of your car, then it is a good idea to get a car GPS. Car GPS often comes integrated with the security system of the vehicle and if your car gets stolen, it can help in recovery. It can notify you by email or phone that the alarm has been triggered and it will immediately indicate the vehicle’s location.