The auto GPS system, or the vehicle global positioning system is a unique magnetic piece of advanced technology that makes use of a regional map fed into the electronic guide and fitted either on the dashboard of a car or under the carriage to act as a driver’s navigational aid when on the road. It gives directions to the destination point and how to best reach it safely, in time and with a choice of alternate routes, landmarks to cross and distances covered besides also acting as an anti-theft device and helping the owner locate the vehicle if he’s forgotten where he parked it! Now, life doesn’t get better than that, does it?
Or, so you thought! Well, it just did! We modern day global citizens now have access to the best, most advanced technology for GPS systems thanks to the initial experimentation by the US military services that used the first GPS systems for tracking vehicles for the purpose of national security and later developed a prototype suitable for the general public, which would act as a driver?s navigational aid based on the information it received from the satellite orbiting space.
A fast developing field of communication technology, the GPS system is based on the principle of reliable information provided in flexible communication channels that are accurate and up to date, thanks to constant navigation, surveillance and data capturing provided by GIS. Conventionally known as the GPS NAVSTAR (Navigation Satellite timing and Ranging Global Positioning System), the GPS system is a satellite-based navigation, timing and positioning device that provides constant, multi-dimensional positioning round the clock to all parts of the world.
Not only is the data accurate within a range of 100 meters of navigating from the GPS system, but it also allows for exact meter level of mapping (right down to the millimeter level), which is essential for knowing geodetic positioning. This cutting-edge traveler?s best tool and mate affords immense scope for application of GPS technology through the compact and magnetic box that is the receiver device for a large world community of GPS users: it works on the principle of sending a signal to space (to the satellite, which points the location of the vehicle back to the receiver) and thus providing directions to locating vehicle or destination point on a given radius/region. When a GPS system is mainly used for tracking automobiles, the purpose is limited and so is the scope of the device, which allows for the signal to be transmitted from the GPS device to a comp with a software program that will show the exact location of the vehicle on its monitor.
Such is the craze for the convenience of a GPS system that many top auto manufacturers are offering their latest models of cars equipped with the device that has changed the way the world travels today; GPS is easy, efficient and accurate and gets one out of a blind spot sooner than a wink with a simple click of the button, especially useful in unknown terrains – or so find drivers with little time to lose and lots of ground to cover!