Some people possess a knack towards knowing exactly how to get somewhere. This is usually due to a good memory of a multitude of roads and knowing when traffic is heavy or light. Infuriatingly these people can also usually get by really well in cities they travel to, but what about the rest of us? Well, many times we are just trying to remember how to get home! Technology has helped, especially with the advent of GPS, but how can you bring this technology into your car? Well, the market is introducing mid-priced GPS units from TomTom that can do the job.
GPS, also known as global positioning systems, use a network of satellites orbiting the earth to determine your vehicle’s exact location. From there it is able to work out the directions to any destination in a way that takes into account your movement and tells you when to turn right or turn left.
These directions are not always so great. Traditional units are usually not updated consistently and they rely on known roads so instead of using side streets to get you somewhere in under twenty minutes, you may find yourself spending forty minutes on major streets and highways. TomTom is different!
TomTom is different because their maps are updated regularly which takes into account things like construction that alters route. Also there is the feedback of all of the users that input information about rush hours, traffic lights and all of the other nuances that basic computer doesn’t take into account.
By being mid-priced, buying these portable systems can be done by almost everyone with any budget. The larger screen interface, placed where you want it, also makes it easier for you to figure out when you have to start changing lanes before you are told to.
The actual drive guidance also comes on screen better so that in conjunction with the system’s voice directions, you can clearly see whatever junctions lie ahead and make your move sooner. All of this, coupled with an ease of use makes this the GPS for you if you need some help getting around.