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GPS and Your Cell Phone: How They Can Save Your Life on the Road

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Today’s vehicles are not only fitted with safety features that protect drivers and passengers from crashes, but are equipped with technologies that focus on avoiding crashes. In other words, when a danger is detected, certain built-in gadgets’ sensors would then enable a mechanism that would completely prevent the driver to get involved in a potential crash. For instance, there are systems that would automatically put the vehicle on a complete stop once an ensuing danger is about to happen. There are also systems that reverts the moving back to its intended position whenever the driver swerves off course on a certain road lane.

Indeed, such cell phone accessories, systems and other pertinent gadgets are essential in making road travel and use of motor vehicles as efficient and safe as possible. With technology ever growing year after year, it is really hard to imagine living in a world wherein every car only has a seatbelt and an airbag to protect drivers and passengers from accidents. Thanks to the innovative minds of numerous individuals and companies that make such gadgets and features, we are now realizing the slow and steady decline of motor vehicle crashes and related injuries and fatalities for years to come.

GPS, indeed, helped motorists focus themselves on their driving. However, many people think that GPS does more harm than good, wherein built-in car safety innovations that are equipped with this feature is said to put drivers’ focus away from their primary task of driving. In other words, the feature is considered a distraction. Despite that notion, many people still use GPS, knowing that it has to be used correctly in order to lessen the likelihood of getting injured in a car crash due to distractions. In fact, it has also been said to prevent car accidents.

Here are some reasons why:

  • GPS throws away the need of using paper maps. In the era before GPS, people driving usually rely on paper maps to get through unknown streets and roads. It is truly hard to navigate the road and at the same time look at the map to see which direction to turn. That is obviously a driving distraction. But upon the time GPS was introduced in motoring, driving in an unfamiliar place is now easier. Such units can be easily installed on the dashboard or on the windshield with the help of cell phone accessories. What is great about such devices is that they bark out instructions on where to go in real time.
  • Turning on a wrong street is totally fine, as long as there is the GPS unit installed. It can provide an alternate route towards the destination. Some even provide numerous routes, which is a great thing knowing that most paper maps tend to confuse drivers even more.
  • Safety and convenience is what GPS units can provide drivers. Indeed, there are some units that have voice command capabilities, wherein you can tell the machine using your instructions on where to go. For example, if you say “home,” it will instruct you were to go towards your house. Also, there are some GPS units that can be connected to a cellphone, which then enables drivers to speak with someone on the line without having to remove his or her hands from the steering wheel.

One of the things that have been known to help motorists a lot when it comes to traveling safely on the roads is the global positioning system, also known for its acronym GPS. One of the most beneficial innovations in any aspect that we can think of, it has been of essential use in the world of motoring. Road travel was truly changed because of this feature, not just because of its capabilities, but also for its efficacy and convenience for all of its users.

lokesh saini

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