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Selecting Automotive Navigational GPS

David Nettles

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You get in your car with a destination in mind but you wonder, is there a best way to get there. There is a very easy answer to that question and it is called GPS (global positioning system) automotive navigation system. They will direct you to your destination in ways to keep you from getting lost. If you make a wrong turn you are directed the best way to get back on track. The automotive GPS can tell you which way to turn, show you on a 2D or 3D map which way plus written commands easy to follow.

How Automotive Navigation Works

The automotive navigation system locks into a number of satellites to triangulate your exact location. What it does is it overlays the maps to the precise latitude and longitude of your location. It will then guide you with easy to follow directions to your destination.

What to Look For in an Automotive GPS

Traveling by car is a real pleasure with proper navigational instructions to your destination. Think about how often you would need and automotive GPS. How much use and how much information you really need to enhance your travel. Navigational aids can provide you anything you want. A simple route around trouble spots along the highway construction maybe all you need. Points of interest can be attractions, fuel, shopping and restaurants and many others. The more fully loaded with information the higher the price.

Points of Interest or POI

Most automotive GPS systems include points of interest pre-programmed into the unit. They include locations of airports and other transportation services, ATMs and banks, hotels and a many other sites you have an interest in. There are updates available to the database for you to get the latest information on your favorite destinations.

There are full featured entry level models that have a lot of high tech options that are very inexpensive. The user no longer needs to know rocket science to operate the navigational aid. They are so simple to use while driving that your safety level goes up a few notches because of accurate directions less stress trying to decide which way to go.

Some other considerations in your selection would be do you need your aid to use a voice command to tell you which way to go? Or would simple text commands work for you or would you like to have both? Maybe a bright crisp clear screen to see the 2D or 3D map is enough with the commands to your destination displayed across the top of the screen will do. As little or as much as you would like to have is available and affordable.

You must have a system that provides multiple ways of getting to your destination. They can be by address, intersection, a personal address book or latitude and longitude from the map. No matter what your pleasure it is available to meet your needs.

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