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Why You NEED a GPS today!

Updated on December 7, 2012

Going along WITHOUT my GPS lost??

WHY You Need a GPS

Automobiles have come along way since push button, manual transmissions and model T 's and A's have they not? Nowadays they come with self inflating tires, built in computer chips, and even in some case talking computers that are even polite when given a direct command. What must old dead Henry Ford be thinking as we speak huh? None of us knew how far the car industry would get with all its gadgets, extras, and protective safety devices; or none of us truly know how far it will go yet. Gas cars, cars that run on corn, electricity or even solar power cars are the fad of today. IN 1956 it was push button transmissions. So now, just when you think they need to make cars more simple they come out with a new very useful toy for all the automotive industry called a GPS.

Now what in the world is a GPS? Is it a new government spy group? Is it a new computer binary code? Well as near as I can tell it is a new device to help you find your destination quicker in your daily travels. GPS=Global Positioning System. ALL the junk put in space over the last few years finally has a real job too, besides falling back to earth and killing things. Technically a GPS device ties the world's computers to a few orbiting satellites, which in turn send signals back determining the latitude and longitude of where some object is actually located by computing the time signals between each satellite. BY doing this, it is supposed to make it impossible not to find a desired object. Sort of like a homing device.

Now it's a lot more tech minded, if you ask a scientist or rocketman, but for our purposes that seems adequate. Why would I want one of these then you ask? Ever been lost in a big city, say New York and your going round and round like a rat in a maze and cannot seem to find your way back to the Interstate and its getting dark, and of course even if you won't admit your ready to freak out? I have, and had I been blessed with a GPS I might have gotten out of that mess a lot quicker too. The GPS satellite system works on mostly all land (though if your in thick bush it could have trouble pinpointing you) any water, lake or ocean and also in the mountains.

The simple matter is everyone should own one, because they are quite handy to have in your vehicle. Now I know, those that know me personally know I would rather scream at other drivers, than admit I was wrong, but I was. Now I think they are vital. Not too long I was in a friend's car where he has Onstar, a GPS system and then some. He purposefully got me lost in Vancouver, turned off Onstar and told me somewhat familiar with the main arteries to get us back to the main Highway #1. After 45 minutes of direction, me telling him where to go, him telling me where to go, we finally agreed we were hopelessly lost. My friend whom I will call Bob, smiles, at me and says these famous last words, “ready to try it my way”. Well I mumbled something unprintable, and croaked out a yeah.

ALL he did, is turn Onstar again, and a screen popped up showing where we were immediately. One more flip of the automatic screen, and we had at least 3 ways to find civilization. Needless to say I became a major fan of GPS and the next time I travel even 10 miles from home whether its a hand held one or one like below this writing, I'm gonna have one with me. BANK on it !!! If your smart you will purchase one too.

This is the one I want Oh Honey??


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      Powerful Pierre 4 years ago from Abbotsford BC

      I agree whole heartedly with you but on my current vehicles I use my phone GPS but by Christmas this should change with a permanent unit installed in my vehicles. Take care nice to meet you Paula !!

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      Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      I admit that I am directionally dysfunctional. I would not ever go on a long trip w/o my GPS! I'm glad to have one, because maps and trip tiks are difficult to follow as we drive!..UP+++

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      Powerful Pierre 7 years ago from Abbotsford BC

      Sorry to hear that 25 hope that you get the GPS service in your country soon. AND YES Sudipa hope to hear from you when you get your GPS installed.

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      twentyfive 7 years ago

      GPS is awesome though not yet working in our dear country LOL

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      debbiesdailyviews 7 years ago

      Speaking as a back seet driver. I totally loved this Hub, Intend to read more.

      I am a fan of sat nav's although I have got lost with them.

      p.s thank you for your response to my ditty, I loved it. you've got the knack, hope you do one, it was great. : ]

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      Powerful Pierre 7 years ago from Abbotsford BC

      right on Bhart my wife is my true built in GPS

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      Bhart1989 7 years ago

      yes. it's essential

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      Powerful Pierre 7 years ago from Abbotsford BC

      well you know what I need is you my GPS

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      Flo Belanger 7 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I can attest to the fact that Pierre gets lost, *chuckle, chuckle* On our trip across country last year, there were many times I had to keep him on the straight-and-narrow! LOL

      I was his GPS :)