GPS (Global Positioning) Systems - A brief introduction to GPS and satellite navigational systems.
Features - What to keep in mind when purchasing a satellite anvigational system.
GPS (Global Positioning) Systems
The latest technology now means large clear displays, 3D graphics and detailed maps of the UK and/or Europe. Simply plug into the cigarette lighter socket and you have an instant co-pilot offering precise directions to your destination of choice.
Look out for the following features:
|Satellite Navigation Features|
|Screen size||The larger the screen size, the clearer and easier to use|
|Detailed maps of UK & Europe*||Door-to-door navigation in your region and cross border navigation to any town in Europe.|
|Voice guided instructions||Choice of voices and clear spoken instructions so there is no need to take your eyes off the road.|
|Dynamic routing||If you were to take a wrong turn, this feature will automatically re-route you on the right track.|
|Points of Interest||Directions and voice alerts for local services and points of interest to make your trips more interesting.|
|Touch screen technology||Some models feature touch screen technology for easy to use navigation at your fingertips.|
|Hands-free calling||Some models feature a hands-free car kit using Bluetooth® technology. So you can make & receive calls as you drive with your Bluetooth mobile phone.|
|Memory card slot||This is where you can add or store new maps to your unit.|
|Safety camera locations*||For added security some units with this feature will alert you to speed cameras and accident blackspots. (A subscription charge may apply in some instances).|
|Traffic information*||Some models can receive and display live traffic information to help you avoid traffic jams. (A subscription charge may apply in some instances).|
|Waypoints||Add in pick-up/drop-off points to your route.|
* May require installation via a PC or Laptop with broadband internet connection.