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If you don’t already have one, you should give serious thought to the incredible benefits that having a car navigation system will bring to your life and your travels. The truth of the matter is that the more sophisticated systems on the market today provide much more than simple directions from point A to point B. Today's car navigation systems are your one stop travel shop when it comes to finding points of interest, restaurants, fuelling stops, and places to sleep along the way.If you've never given it much thought, perhaps learning a little more about how a car navigation system really works will give you something to think about when you get around to considering the impact that a device such as this can make in your life and the lives of your family members. The thing to remember is that not all GPS or Car navigation systems are equal. There are different ways of building along with different usage, functionality and design. However, they all work on very similar principles. GPS systems use satellites GPS systems use satellites that orbit the earth in order to send signals that are received by the GPS device. The system has software that interprets the signal and uses that data in order to form conclusions about the current location based on the time it took to receive the signal from the satellite, and the exact location of the satellite that sent the data. By combining that information a conclusion can be drawn by the GPS or Car navigation system as to the exact position of the GPS device. Three satellites are used in order to determine the point of intersection and a fourth satellite insures the accuracy of the data.
Traffic Delays, Weather Reports, Road Works On Your GPS Car navigation systems are more sophisticated and much more functional than the original military GPS devices that were used. You can not only get directions to guide you on your trip, to make up for detours, and get you back on track after wrong turns, but you can also get inform- ation about local destinations, restaurants, hotels, gas stations, and a few other points of interest along the way. Many Car navigation systems have upgrade packages that allow you to pur- chase a subscription, which will provide you with up to the minute information about traffic, wea- ther, and road works construction along your route. The subscription costs for these services may be a deterrent for the casual driver but will prove invaluable to those who rely on correct directions and being on time while travelling extensively through road work areas.
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