A Global Positioning System (GPS) helps find something geographically. It works with 28 satellites around the Earth. Originally, it was created for strictly military purposes, but it is now used in areas ranging from navy to cars. If you are planning to use it only as a guide in your car trip, your ideal choice is a system that relates directly with car driving.
In some cars, this system is already included in the vehicle’s basic set, and in others you can attach, buy and set it on the main panel. Among its main features, it has specific maps for every place you want to travel to, audio directions for the route, touch screens and redirectioning, in case you took the wrong turn. Also, it has a database that will help you find the closest gas station and other places during your trip.
There are three kinds of GPS for cars.
Mobile systems: they are small gadgets that can be used in all types of cars. This kind of GPS does not have all the benefits of a typical GPS, and its properties vary according to the car’s model. Nowadays, some kinds of GPS provide you with traffic reports in real time, and audio route guides. They are easy to install in your car, and their batteries can be recharged with a cable connected to a socket.
Systems integrated to the panel: if you want to buy an integrated GPS system but do not want to change your car or settle for the factory model, this is a good choice for you. In this system, you will find updated instant information about traffic in your chosen route and you can also play a DVD. In some of these models you have the option to “hide” the system in your panel when it withdraws into the panel and it remains unseen while not in use.
Original integrated systems: when a car is bought, the GPS system is often an option for the buyer. These systems have big screens that blend perfectly into our cars, but they are the most expensive navigation systems. You must also consider that updating the navigation and route maps is costly, and new technologies make this process even more expensive.
Nowadays, the market offers multiple kinds of GPS for cars. It helps to know that the cheapest models do not include audio direction guides, but if you buy the most expensive ones, they will include a voice activated guide, updated instant information about traffic, Bluetooth calls and voice activated turning controls. Their prices range between $500.00 and $700.00.
You are now aware of the different kinds of GPS for cars you can currently buy. We hope you choose the right one for your needs.